Dating rules for gay men

I feel like I only want to date someone who I am 100% convinced I'll be with forever." —Craig, 21 "Between Grindr and talking to people on all the others, it takes up a few hours a day. When you are constantly texting multiple people and don't respond to one, you get the infamous question mark text. It's just a lot." —Taylor, 22 "Because of dating apps, you can find out where a guy works, what kind of company he keeps, and all the places he's lived before even meeting him.

On one hand, this is kind of great because you get to weed out a lot of clunkers you wouldn't want to spend time with.

The dynamic of two men being together IS DIFFERENT.

Queer men are varying shades of the rainbow." —Chris, 25 "I went from a 225-pound fat boy to a 145-pound athletic guy.

I've dated countless women and it has always amazed me how little they know about men.

If nothing else, this blog is an outlet for voicing my astonishment at the typical female's ignorance of the male mindset.

I've been in all three relationships and neither was perfect, but all provided wonderful learning and growth opportunities.

[...] While I have generalities of what I want from being in all the different relationship structures, I can certainly tell you that one size does NOT fit all. The relationship I want with one man is not exactly the same kind I'd want with another." —Zakh, 26 "I remember, after an extensive chat online, meeting someone in person, and they were nothing as they described.

When I step into a predominately heterosexual establishment, I feel like I have to be on guard and really careful with the people I choose to flirt with. HIV impacts everyone, no matter your sexuality, but it's still a hot button issue in the gay community, especially in dating.

People are too quick not to go on a date with someone because of their status or will refuse a second date once they find out.

I feel like a lot of twentysomethings, because of immaturity, aren't as informed about the disease and stigmatize it." —Christian, 27 "If I settle with one guy, delete Tinder, and stay in all the time, am I going to miss out on The One?

On the other hand, it sucks because there's less for you to discover from spending actual, in-person time with him." —Dylan, 29 "When 'Masc4Masc' and 'Straight Acting' are no longer a thing, then a lot of our dating problems would be eliminated.

You can be having a great conversation with a guy online, then, at the slightest suspicion that you are a total queen, you are ghosted. We just need to learn that some guys really are into Britney Spears while others really do love monster trucks, but that doesn't define what they can bring to dating or a relationship." —Jeremy, 22 "The biggest struggle of dating is the internal battle one undergoes when deciding if he wants an open, polyamorous, or monogamous relationship.

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