Christo and I were each other's "number one" for five years; then we were "exes with benefits"; now we are "friends for life." The majority of my best friends are my former partners and lovers. This surprises some people.
With the emergence of so many new online dating apps, it's inevitable that most single people will dabble online at some point during their single lives. However, online dating isn't for everyone. Want to see if online dating is a good match for your dating goals? Here are a few points to consider.
Well, well, well! "The Big V," Valentine's Day, is upon us. But instead of giving you chocolates, hearts and flowers, I've decided to gift you with something more practical: some juicy and meaty food for thought to digest.
With more and more serodiscordant couples (that is, couples in which one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative) dating and dealing with issues of disclosure to friends and family, you're certainly not the only one experiencing this very delicate predicament.
On their face, social media may seem like just another tool to get to know a person, but in reality, applications like Facebook and Instagram portray a distorted, disjointed and altogether imaginary version of the people we are.
What accounts for the success of the twenty-one-year, monogamous relationship I've shared with Chris, the love of my life and my soul mate? How have we been able to stay together for so long, and what is our secret?
As much as our community loves to wave rainbow flags and talk about equality, there's just as much sexual racism in the gay world as there is anywhere else. Sometimes it's overt ("no Asians!"), sometimes it's subtle ("no thugs, please") and sometimes it's just unspoken.
Welcome to "Ask MISTER CARL." In this new blog series I offer strategies and advice for anyone navigating the marvelous, messy and often screwed-up dilemmas we face in our quests for intimacy, both online and off.