With Valentine's Day upon us, I and my guest panelists, Dr. Mike Dow, Chase Whiteside and Tammy Shaklee, discuss the differences between finding love online and offline. We also further assess "meeting one's mate" on gay-friendly social media sites and apps.
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?
The efforts of gay rights champions and gay men's love affair with technology have coalesced to alter our social lives. Look around in major "gayborhoods" and you're likely to see a much altered scene of people present, and a lot of male faces buried in the screens of their smartphones.
I decided to explore gay dating sites, but I felt like I needed a bottle of Purell after visiting them. I am no prude, but I was at a point in my life when I yearned for something substantial, so I channeled my frustration into building my own relationship-focused dating site for the LGBT market.