We whinge that we can’t find the right man, or never get a second date, but the usual reason is we’re not looking hard enough in the first place.Whether we’re into bears, jocks or geeks, sometimes our narrow search criteria holds us back.Fourteen: If you like the guy and want things to go well, put everything out on the table: HIV status, views on monogamy, and, for Florida residents, guns.
However, if you don't have an immediate answer for "Do you want to get married? " the date has just ended; don't even bother to take your coat off.Eleven: Contrary to popular belief, opinions are not like assholes, because in today's gay world, assholes are glorious and sexy and displayed prominently in photos sent to you from potential suitors.One: Turn off your Grindr profile before the date begins, even if that's where you found him.That little "pop" sound while you give him flowers is a romantic buzz kill.If you're lying when you call yourself a "versatile top," either call it quits now or start working on your oral communication skills.
Seven: If he insists on taking "important calls" several times during your date, don't automatically think he's blowing you off.
Take it as a compliment; do not take it as a reason to pick up the check.
Six: Unless he can juggle or tap dance in bed, "versatile bottom" means only one thing, so be prepared to take charge if things go well.
No matter your gender or sexual orientation, dating can seem like a minefield.
Sometimes we meet the wrong people, choose a bad venue or fall head over heels with someone who just wants to be friends.
While the common dating ‘rules’ – not that I believe in rules – can apply to anybody, there are perhaps a few things we, as gay guys, need to pay a little more attention to.