Dating advice for a straigth woman by a gay man

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When Loving Gay Men is a Problem

What dating advice do gay men give to gay men? Update Cancel. Answer Wiki. Well, here's the basic advice I give younger gay men when they ask. First up, most of the issues that gay people have dating are pretty similar to the issues that straight people have: It's actually worth reading lots of advice for straight people, because gay people in most ways aren't that different. The basic advice that applies to both gay and straight people is common sense, but I'll give it anyway: Sex doesn't mean love.

Some people bond and fall in love after sex, but others don't. Know yourself. Beware booze. Alcohol in moderation is fine, but you're a great deal more likely to have sex with a stranger when you do so--and you're more likely to misuse or forget to use a condom. Try not to fall into bed on the first date.

Getting to know someone first will save you a great deal of heartbreak. Try to bond over common interests. Join a sport league, go to a gay friendly church or synagogue, etc. The passion will fade, but if you find some other things to bond over, you can make the relationship last. Obviously, the above is advice that applies to just about everybody who dates. Now for some advice more queer specific: People get messed up by bad experiences, and gay people seem to get more messed up than straight people: And you might well be one of the more broken people.

People who are hurt are unfortunately more likely to hurt you: Be careful. When you're queer, your dating pool is MUCH smaller, since instead of being a guy dating the not quite half of the human race that's heterosexual and female, you're in the handful of percentage points of other gay men. The gay world is smaller than the straight one , and even in the multimillion person metro area I live in, it's amazing how it feels like everyone not only knows each other, but has been on a few dates with him and his friends. Nobody will love you and make you feel good like other gay men this includes not just your boyfriend but your friends , but by the same light, nobody can hurt you like another gay man, either.

When you see a gay man whose circle of friends is overwhelmingly female, there's a good chance that you're seeing a man who's been burned by other gay men. Your boyfriend might be less comfortable with sexuality than you are , and vice versa. On a first date, I learned that "S" had never been kissed before. So I kissed him in private and he had a panic attack. I've no idea how'd you prove this, but I suspect that straight people's first kisses are less likely to cause panic attacks. It's a big crazy world out there, for everybody.

What’s the Science Behind Straight Women Liking Gay Men?

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Why are some gay men feminine and some not? Are all gay men jolly? Love knows no bounds--not even the bounds of orientation. Many women find themselves in love with gay men, so the first thing you need to know is that you're not alone. You could fall in love with a variety of people, and it's natural that you will occasionally fall in love with someone unavailable. How do you "fix this," though?

Do you have any hope of turning him straight? Do you just have to focus on getting over it?

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Let's take a look at a few things that you might be able to do about it It may sound silly at first, but if you find that there's a constant pattern where you only seem interested in gay men or men who are not attracted to you for some other reason , there could be a deeper problem. You might be subconsciously sabotaging yourself by choosing men who you know will reject you. People do this all the time for a variety of reasons. Maybe you can't deal with the pain of real rejection, so you fall in love with people who have a good "excuse" to reject you and would never be interested in you in the first place.

Maybe somewhere in the back of your mind, you think that you don't deserve love.

On the other hand, if your crush on a gay guy is a one-time thing, then it could just be an honest case of unrequited love. In that case, consider some of the suggestions below. There's this guy that you really like. You want to be with him, and you were about to ask him out, but--damn it--one day you notice him checking out a guy.

Maybe he mentioned that he finds a mutual male friend attractive. Maybe you were having a conversation and he complained about an ex-boyfriend. Not necessarily. Believe it or not, bisexual men do exist. Yes, bi women who explore each other's tonsils in public get all of the attention, but there are also men out there who enjoy both guys and girls. It could be that the guy you're crushing on is actually bi. Some women are bothered or feel threatened by the fact that a guy likes other guys at all, and that's perfectly fine. If you don't mind, though, then give the connection a shot.

Be upfront and tell the guy that you're interested. If you're too shy, then you could start out by asking him conversationally if he only likes guys. At least then you can decide whether putting yourself out there might potentially be worth it. Many people who are faced with unrequited love try hard to figure out how to make the other person love them.

It's no different when you're faced with a situation where the person's orientation doesn't work in your favor. Are there women who have managed to cajole a gay man into a relationship, or even marriage? Some gay men have no desire to be in a long-term relationship with another man, and would like to marry a woman and have kids. They may or may not continue to have sex with other men during this time. Are marriages like this a sham?

Well, it really depends on whether all parties are being honest with each other. If the guy you're crushing on seems to want this and you wouldn't mind being in that kind of relationship, then I'm not one to judge. Still, I would heavily advise against it. You can't really turn a gay man straight. Scientific study after scientific study has suggested that you can't change someone's orientation. A person's behavior can change, and people can certainly act against their orientation, but if you want a man to be physically attracted to you and driven wild by your body , then he has to be straight if you're a woman.

The best you can do when you're sure that he's gay is to try to get over it as soon as possible.

What’s the Science Behind Straight Women Liking Gay Men?

It is extremely unlikely that you'll be able to convince him to cross over to the straight side. And even if you could, he would still be gay deep down. Mixed-orientation relationships tend to be rockier than usual, and it's no secret that men in these situations are probably more tempted to cheat. If he can't get his needs fulfilled with you, he'll probably turn elsewhere.

Is that the kind of relationship that you want? Unless you live for drama, it's probably best to find yourself a straight guy instead. You'll save yourself a lot of trouble. Once you've exhausted every possibility, it's time to get over it. He's gay. There's nothing you can do. The best way to get over someone is to move on quickly to someone else! This is especially true if there was never anything between you in the first place.

Since you really liked this guy, though, why not ask about his straight friends? People who are a lot alike tend to hang out together. Maybe you can find an attractive guy with a similar personality who is actually into women.

Help! I'm in Love With a Gay Man! (What to Do When You're a Woman With a Taste for Gay Guys)

Instead of sulking over what could have been, be happy that you at least have a friendship with a great guy who could possibly be useful for your love life in other ways. A lot of the women I've known who consistently fall in love with gay men often simply have a problem of a bad "technique" for picking up guys. For example, many women with this problem hang out at gay clubs all the time. No wonder they never seem to find a guy who is into them! Even if a straight man is wandering the halls of your favorite gay bar, he might seem unattractive compared to his better-dressed, impossibly ripped gay counterparts--so you might not even notice him.

If this is the case for you, I suggest making a conscious effort to visit places that are primarily for heterosexual people. Try out some speed dating or hang out at a straight club. If straight clubs are too bothersome for you because you don't like getting hit on It's true that sexual orientation is more fluid than most people think. Having said that, though, you're much better off not waiting around for some guy who is clearly not attracted to women.

This is easier said than done, though, so read this article about how to get over a crush if your feelings seem too persistent. In the mean time, leave a comment below if you're struggling with this. Your story might help someone else in the same situation. Maybe he's gay and still wants to date a woman for whatever reason.