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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.

Michelangelo Signorile

The Global Impact Of Grindr

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices

The founder and CEO of Grindr, the gay social networking app that exploded on the scene in 2009 and now reports over 7 million users in 192 countries,...

Surprise! The Number One Facebook Page For Gay Dating Is...

Mike Alvear | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

A funny thing happened on the way to researching Facebook pages for my gay dating advice site. I found out that the most popular Facebook page for gay dating turns out to cater to members of one of the most closeted institution in America: the military.

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 ...

Falling in Love, Again

Paul Florez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Florez

It's hard to accept when a relationship has ended, and it's even harder to let someone go. In the fall of 2010, I had broken up with my boyfriend of seven years, and after months of solitude and grief, I was convinced that I was incapable of falling in love again.

Manhunt Buys Out Other Major Gay Dating App

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Online Buddies, parent company of gay dating site Manhunt, announced this week that it has purchased the popular gay social networking app Jack'd. ...

Doin' the Online Thang

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

Early last month I had dinner with my good buddies Denis and Jason. True romantics, they're both in enduring monogamous relationships. The meal was going rather well until, in unison, they asked, "So when are you gonna find a man?"

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 ...

Gay And Looking For Long-Lasting Love? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.03.2013 | Gay Voices

A new app for gay men seeking connections with other gay men hit the market this summer -- but it's no Grindr or Adam4Adam. Mench'd, created by Jus...

HIV-Positive and As Sexy As I Want to Be

Tyler Curry | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Confidence is just waking up in the morning and knowing that you have what it takes to make your own life good. If it is love or a relationship that you seek, someone will believe that you are worth taking to breakfast the next morning only if you do.

The Stigma of Dating Someone HIV-Positive

Tyler Curry | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

HIV stigma doesn't only affect those carrying the virus. The gay community is quick to place it on anyone who deviates from the boundaries of pluses and minuses.

Are You Obligated to Respond to a Grindr Message?

Mike Alvear | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Your Grindr notification goes off and you rub your pincers with glee while thinking a one-word thought: "Score!" But then you see that it's from a guy who looks like the hindquarters of bad luck. Do you say, "Thanks, but no thanks"?

Fun Facts About a Dating App With a Conscience

Victor Lopez | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Victor Lopez

Some boys want sex. Some want more friends. Some want something in between. As with almost everything, there is usually an app for that. However, some...

Grindr: Why It's Ruining My Chances of Finding Substantiality

Matthew Lewis | Posted 09.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Matthew Lewis

If this guy my friend wants so badly to set me up with is like me and takes to the daily grind for his own advantage, why, then, is it so difficult for me to accept him as he is? I think it's my own guilty conscience, knowing full well that Grindr is terrible for me.

When My Date Called Me the 'N' Word

Justin Hernandez | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Hernandez

Did this guy really think it was OK to call me that because he and I are both Latino? I switched gears and jumped on my soapbox, telling him about my distaste for that word and how I did not want him to use it with me again. I felt like a lecturing schoolteacher.

Mastering in Love: LGBT Dating and the Journey to the Ring

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

Instead of dating to find Mr. or Mrs. Right, date to learn more about yourself and what makes you happy. Make it less about getting the ring and more about discovering what makes you want to give someone a ring. And use each relationship to hone in on what your ideal life will be like.

MISTER Wants To Help You Find 'Mr. Right'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay men have become well versed in the world of online hook ups thanks to an array of social apps designed to foster relationships -- even if only sex...

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.

HIV-Positive and Clean as a Whistle

Tyler Curry | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Coming out as an HIV-positive man was just the bath that I needed. Immediately, I felt cleansed of the shaming and prejudice that may or may not reside behind the smiles of the friends and strangers around me.

The Real Gay Agenda

Kevin Richberg | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Richberg

DOMA now finds itself in the dustbin of American discriminatory history, and it's a time for celebration. It's also a time for reflection, and a time for focus.

How Do Gays Crack the Monogamy Code?

Tyler Curry | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Is it possible for two gay men to be in a long-term relationship and remain monogamous? Of course it is, but for the frustrated but hopeful "monogay," it often seems nearly impossible to find a homo couple who have surpassed the five-year mark without opening up their relationship.

Moving Too Fast for Our Hearts to Keep Up

Aaron Ricciardi | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Aaron Ricciardi

We live in a world where if one little thing rubs you the wrong way about someone you're dating, you can get on your device and shop for someone else. People are so busy running from person to person that no one's holding still long enough to see whether they actually like who's in front of them.

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.

Finding 'The One' at LA Pride

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

As Los Angeles Pride approaches I can't help but feel giddy reminiscing about all the outrageous fun I've had there in the past. I've been going to LA...

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?