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In Search of the Unicorn

Barrett Pall | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

In a city where there are millions of people who can cross your path at any moment, I can't help but feel extremely lonely sometimes. To feel alone would be one thing, but to feel lonely holds a much different set of emotions. I yearn for the companionship of someone who likes me, and maybe even loves me.

Dating Confessions of an Approval Junkie

Josh Sabarra | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

"So, what happens if you get the job you applied for in Pennsylvania?" I asked, taking a sharp turn away from the light and flirty conversation that made my second date with Alex so pleasantly compelling.

Unzipped Episode 4: 'The Condom Broke' (VIDEO)

Tyler Curry | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

From condoms breaking to anonymous sex, Zakh, Eric, Ronnie and Anthony talk about what sometimes keeps them up at night and what the actions they can never take back.

The Ten Dating Commandments

Stampp Corbin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Stampp Corbin

As someone who has been in the same relationship for 18 years, I often get asked for dating advice. Over the years, I have developed the dating commandments which I share with friends as they pursue new promising relationships.

Unzipped Episode 3: Love and Heartbreak (VIDEO)

Tyler Curry | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

In the third episode of Unzipped, you find the guys going a little deeper into their sex and dating lives. Watch as Zakh, Eric, Ronnie and the rest of the guys talk about the first time they ever fell in love and what it felt like to have their heart broken in HIV Equal Online's web series about sex, love and HIV.

I Went to a 'Tops' and 'Bottoms' Speed-Dating Event

Metro | Posted 05.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Metro

"No one here believes I'm a top," I thought to myself while taking the first sip of my second overpriced beer. I was less than halfway through a night of gay speed dating for "bottoms" and "tops" and had already been asked three times if I was in the right group.

How to Tell Your Tinder Date You Had Cancer

H. Alan Scott | Posted 05.04.2015 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

Before I got cancer, I thought dating was hard. Then I turned 30, got sick, and quickly learned that dating with cancer is an entirely different game. For the first time in my life, I wasn't choosy. It's hard to be picky when you're dating with cancer; you're more focused on living and less focused on his third nipple.

Online Dating: Thoughts on the Second Date

Thomas Naples | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas Naples

Online dating is definitely a crapshoot - you've got to kiss a lot of frogs before finding your prince. So, what do you do when you think you've found him?

Online Dating: Thoughts on the First Date

Thomas Naples | Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas Naples

I grew up with the Internet and social networking, so online dating feels, somehow, more natural than walking up to a good-looking guy in public and saying, "Hey, I'm Tom. How's your week/end going?"

13 Signs You're In A Dead-End Relationship

Robin Cassady | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Robin Cassady

No matter what the two of you do, if other people aren't involved, you are bored out of your skull and staring at the same Instagram feed you looked at two minutes before.

Cyber Suitors: Shattered Illusions Along the Information Superhighway

Josh Sabarra | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

I was tentative about saying the "L word;" it was a big step for me -- especially considering that Lucas and I had never actually met. In person, that is. The Internet has, indeed, made the world a very small place.

New Survey Has Some Surprising Findings About Gay Men and Hook Up Apps

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Are other guys having the same experience you are on the gay dating apps? We wondered, too. So we conducted a a nationwide survey of nearly 4,000 gay men last month to gauge their behavior.

Seriously, Never Say Any Of These Things To Black Men Again

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices

What is it like for men of color to navigate the world of gay dating? "You're Cute For A Black Guy" is a short documentary from filmmaker Cameron J...

My 17 Pieces of Dating Advice

Barrett Pall | Posted 05.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Barrett Pall

It's a big blue ocean full of all different types of fish out there. You have sharks and piranhas, clown fish and angelfish, sea snakes and bottom feeders. It's a vast, limitless pool of blue; so in the end, all you can do, is just keep swimming. Just. Keep. Swimming.

How Do You Keep Love Alive In A Long-Term Relationship? Try This!

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 03.08.2015 | Gay Voices

A few weeks ago we ran a story about a new film that tackles the question "what does it take to make a long-term relationship last?" As soon as we ...

Is Our Controversial Gay-App Infographic 'An Exercise in Fat Shaming' or an Accurate Reflection of Hookup Culture?

Mike Alvear | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

We wanted to accurately portray how people behave online, not how we wish them to. Is reflecting (and ridiculing) how people truly behave online off-limits?

The New Gay Flake: He'd Rather Text Than Meet

Mike Alvear | Posted 04.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

He doesn't just respond to your texts; he actually initiates them. He tells you how hot he thinks you are, and sends loads of pics and goes crazy over yours. But meet? Good luck.

Overcoming the Sins of Gay Sex

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 03.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

When one is told gay sex is a sin their whole life, how does one overcome the feeling that they may be doing something wrong? Although I may not have the answers, I'm confident the LGBT community does.

Supporting the HIV-Positive Community Requires New Tools for Ending Stigma

Sean Howell | Posted 03.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean Howell

When we at Hornet, a gay social network with 4.4 million users, launched our "Know Your Status" campaign in 2011, it was received with such fanfare that we decided to make it a permanent feature in our app. Now, in light of new science, the feature is evolving with significant enhancements.

A Dad Dropped His Son Off on a Date and It Restored My Faith in Humanity

Benjamin O'Keefe | Posted 03.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Benjamin O'Keefe

I held it together in public, but I really wanted to cry at the beautiful moment I had just witnessed. But then it hit me; I had just judged someone. I had assumed that because this man fit a certain stereotype that he was instantly against equality, and there was no way that he could possibly approve of his son's sexuality.

The Top 10 Bestselling Gay Sex Books of 2014

Mike Alvear | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Given how obsessed gay men are with gay sex, you'd think this category would be producing more titles than an automatic profile generator on Grindr, but it isn't. If you look at my list of the top 10 most popular gay-sex books on Amazon, you'll see that only one of the books was published in 2014. The rest go as far back as 1998! Take a look.

Is Your Online Persona Killing Your Game?

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 02.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

In the age of digital dating your online persona can make or break you. With as much as 70 percent of gay couples now meeting online, it's difficult to argue the importance of your online persona. Mountains of revealing personal information is available to any potential love interest with a just few simple keystrokes.

Check Out The Gay Dating App That's Taking China By Storm

AP | LOUISE WATT | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices

BEIJING (AP) — By day, Ma Baoli was a high-ranking officer in a seaside city police force. By night, he ran a website for gay people to share experi...

Here's How SCRUFF Is Moving Beyond 'HIV Status' On Its App

Jason Marchant | Posted 01.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Jason Marchant

Our community is still struggling with how to communicate about HIV and how to treat those who are HIV positive. This is especially evident in the way we are accustomed to asking guys to disclose HIV status online, which has remained largely unchanged since the advent of profile-based websites over 20 years ago.

Rejected: The Struggles of Dating With HIV

Tyler Curry | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

You are going to be rejected. It is true, and it is going to happen eventually. Someone is going to shut you down before they get to know you because you are living with HIV. It sucks, it isn't fair, and there is nothing that you can do about how they feel. But you can stop equating rejection with loss.