Having fixed ideas of what you want – which usually boil down to looks and little else – could be standing in your way of meeting some great guys.It’s time to think outside the box, look past the beards or muscles, and take chances.Oath will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners' products.
While you’re checking your racism, think about the way you talk to other guys who aren’t just like you.
“Older men are really hot” is nowhere near as serious as racism, and it might seem like a compliment, but this guy doesn’t want to be defined by his age, any more than you’d expect someone to fancy you because of your postcode or shoe size.
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The Guyliner has been writing about gay dating since 2010 and is also a columnist at Gay Times Magazine.
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You don’t really want to run into one of your old flames – or one of theirs – and it’s good to go somewhere fresh to you both, free of distractions or associations with other dates.
Yes, plenty of us have been around a bit, but don’t let it play on your mind when on a date with a new guy.
Rejection can be a useful experience because it teaches you a bit about yourself and the guys you’re dating.
Rejecting someone because of their appearance is only natural, but they don’t need to know that’s your reason.
Whether we’re reluctant to perpetuate the stereotype that gay men are promiscuous, or tell ourselves boys who give it up on the first date are less desirable, we certainly think too much about this one.