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The 5 Worst Lies Gay Men Tell On First Dates

Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

By David Cruz for YourTango.com It's a busy Friday night at one your favorite restaurants in the city and you could not be more nervous. The guy t...

Pubic Hair: To Trim Or Not To Trim?

Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Note: Huffington Post Gay Voices is a media sponsor for Pace University and ProofPilot's study, "How We Date, Have Sex, and Form Relationships Today."...

LGBTQ Dating Study Professor Calls To Action

Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

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17 Practical Gay Dating Tips for the New Age

David Toussaint | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

It's a sign of a true gentleman if you walk him to his door and he says it's too soon for you to come inside. It's also more than likely a sign that he still lives with his on-again off-again ex.

The Misadventures of Dating When Queer and Crippled

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

While you're thinking: "I've never been with a PwD before," I'm thinking, "I've never been with someone who was REALLY okay with my disability." You: Who takes care of him? Me: Will they help me if I need it? How do I ask?

Ask MISTER Carl: 'My Ex Uploaded Nude Pics of Me to Tumblr. Should I Give Him a Taste of His Own Medicine?'

Carl Sandler | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

In this series, I invite readers to share challenges that they encounter in their dating and love lives.

Ask MISTER Carl: 'My Boyfriend Is HIV-Positive -- Do I Have to Tell My Parents?'

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

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.

How Social Media Are Ruining Your Love Life

Tyler Curry | Posted 01.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

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.

5 Great Ways To Become A Gay Dating Superstar

Posted 11.22.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Sigh: gay dating and mating. Even for the most active, hook-up driven, "Nah-I-just-want-to-have-sex-and-fun" gay ...

10 Gay Relationship Mistakes All Couples Should Avoid

Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Before I open my mouth and insert my foot, before I get all you gay guys worked into a tizzy, I have to say: I ...

My Thoughts on Dating as a Recently Single Gay Matchmaker

Kim Rosenberg | Posted 12.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Kim Rosenberg

It's crucial not to judge your date before you have a conversation with them and get to know them. Remember you made the decision to meet this person, so leave judgments at home. After all, who knows what the outcome may be.

Ask MISTER CARL: 'Is It Morally Wrong to Have an Affair With a Straight Married Man?'

Carl Sandler | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

The sensible part of me would break things off with Mr. Married. My reasons are twofold: I don't want to make myself emotionally available to someone who's not available to me, and I don't want to be a party to a secret with this kind of potential for harm.

Ask MISTER CARL: 'My Boyfriend Can't Top Me! Is Our Relationship Doomed?'

Carl Sandler | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

From my perspective, one of the great advantages of gay relationships is that we aren't tied to conventions and have more flexibility to create relationships that come from our own needs.

Headless Torsos: How Smart Phone Apps Have Changed Dating for the Worse

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Has the culture of stats, nudies and decapitated men begun to spill over into the rest our dating lives and making everything else look a little... cheap?

Can Religion And Gay Dating Ever Coexist?

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

I am a huge evangelist when it comes to being happy, so it is hard for me to watch close friends and others struggle with the issue of religion and gay dating. When your religious beliefs say that you are sinning simply because of whom you love, it can be a crushing blow to your self-esteem.

Gay Men In The Wild: Why Are We So Afraid Of Each Other?

Mikah Meyer | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Mikah Meyer

Last Saturday I attended Gay Day at D.C.'s National Zoo. One by one, gaggles of gays would pass by one another, sharing glances and stares but never once speaking to the other herd. For an hour this continued, until I'd had enough inaction and decided to do something about it.

9 Non-Typical Ways To Meet Gay Men

Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Quite honestly, there isn't anything about gay dating that hasn't already been said ... until now! Before I proceed, however, I need a commitment. I k...

Stop Waiting For Love To Find You... Please Just Buy A Lottery Ticket Instead!

Frank Mastronuzzi | Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Frank Mastronuzzi

We just don't understand why people are great at going to the gym and changing their diets, but when it comes to their love lives, they just sit like a lame duck Congress and wait for something to happen. Why are so many of you unwilling to make the first move?

10 Surprising Places To Meet LGBT Singles

YourTango | Mary Malia | Posted 12.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Where can you find single lesbians? Single gays? Trans folk? Where are the bisexuals? If I've heard it once, I've heard it a million times — "There'...

How To Woo A Gay Brit

Greg Hogben | Posted 09.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Greg Hogben

I write as a public service to the American men who may need a few words of advice should they happen upon a dapper member of my glorious nation. I write from experience, as I personally have fallen victim to the mistakes of many American men, and the horrors have haunted me since.

Meeting New People: A Ripple Effect Can Start With 'Hello'

Charlie Maffei | Posted 05.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

The first step I tell my clients to take is to say hello to five new people a day. Doing this one simple task can cause a ripple effect of positive energy and open your world to many possibilities.

Slut Rehab for Gay Men

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mike Alvear

Gay men need to stop caring so much about what other people think or they'll lose their own identity. Here are the options for taming that axis of evil between your legs and restoring a tattered rep.

Hot Guy Phobia

Mike Alvear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mike Alvear

It goes something like this: You see a beautiful guy at a gay bar or a party and you want to meet him in the worst way. But fear matches your desire. Doubt sets in. Alarms go off.