Whether it's Grindr or OKCupid, each guy is asked to market themselves with an online profile.If you've ever been on a gay online dating site, you know that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of guys all looking to connect. And the most successful guys are those that know their market and the product they're presenting—themselves.Sure, these friends might try to help, but they might also benefit from giving bad advice. Friends with benefits, but without the sex: Straight women and gay men exchange trustworthy mating advice. So naturally, if you want to know what your boyfriend our husband thinks, ask your gay male friends. Whenever I wonder what to get my wife for Christmas, I ask the lesbian at my office.They could look good by comparison or give advice that ultimately helps themselves (instead of you) snag the desirable guy. With no competitive or sexual motives, these friends can be the best source of love advice for each other. I know she'll love the Birkenstocks and the kd land CD.You can be very specific ("My guy is 28 years old") or you can use ranges ("My guy is between 28 and 34 years old").
Make a list of his qualities and don't limit yourself to physical attributes- personality traits and details about his lifestyle (is he out, closeted, curious) are very important.
When it comes to love advice, at some level, not all people can be trusted. They are uniquely positioned to help each other navigate an often complicated dating game. I have met quite a few homosexual men over the years who feel great contempt, disgust even, for women.
Brand new evidence refines this idea even further (Russell, Babcock, Lewis, Ta, & Ickes, 2016). Just because you are a man who is sexually attracted to men doesn't mean you have anything in common with females.
Screen names are like billboard headlines, which invite others to at least check out the product.
Online, I've found that the more abstract the screen name, the more guys will message me and ask questions, which ultimately leads to a conversation- the best way to assess a match.
Have you ever wondered how some of these online guys come up with their screen names?