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For All The Girls I Loved Before I Knew I Could

Audrey White | Posted 06.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Audrey White

For the girls I loved before I knew that's what I was doing, I promise to blaze a trail of queer wherever I can. I'll do it for Amanda, for Ana and for Kelly, and for every person who fears their love is something lesser than love.

Are Straight Men Getting Comfortable With Guys Kissing Them on the Lips?

Mike Alvear | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Wouldn't that be great -- to kiss your straight male friends on the lips hello or goodbye the way you do your gay friends? If our list is any indication, we're not that far off.

6 Steps to Better Grindr, Jack'd and MISTER App Photos

Carl Sandler | Posted 06.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

I consulted lifestyle and product photographer Andrew Giammarco. Andrew has shot underwear models for Amazon.com, MISTER models and porn stars for Falcon Studios. When it comes to shooting great profile photos, Andrew knows what works and what doesn't.

How to Write Bitchy Profiles on Grindr and Other Dating Apps

Mike Alvear | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

When my team set out to find the bitchiest app profiles, we noticed a pattern: The successfully bitchy profiles were either arrogant or condescending. If you want to make our list next year, here's a step-by-step guide to turning out a bitchy profile worthy of admiration.

The Most Attractive Feature In A Prospective Partner Is...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.23.2014 | 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."...

7 Men You Can Never Date

Ken Zachmann | Posted 06.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Ken Zachmann

Before you fall hook, line and sinker, take a minute and make sure you're thinking with both your head and your hormones. Trust me here. I've done the research.

Watch What Happens When These People Try To Ask Out Members Of The Same Sex

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.17.2014 | Gay Voices

What happens when a guy asks total strangers out on a date? What about a woman? Is it hilarious or horribly cringe-inducing (or both)? In these two...

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

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."...

It's Good Business: OkCupid's Decision to Block Mozilla Firefox

Jess Carbino | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Jess Carbino

OkCupid's decision to take a stand for gay rights is not only morally appropriate, but also good business.

18 Things Gay 20-Somethings Need to Know About Gay 40-Somethings and Beyond

David Toussaint | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

If we forget or dismiss you as "too young to understand," slap some sense into us. It's one big beautiful gay world out there, and no matter our ages and age difference, let's share it together.

How Do We Date In The Modern Age?

Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Today a new, six-week online study was launched that seeks to examine how do we date, have sex and form relationships in the modern age. Conducted ...

The Needle Prick Docu-Series: Defining HIV Stigma

Tyler Curry | Posted 05.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Everyone fears the prick of the needle, but a conversation about HIV is just the medicine we need to fight HIV today.

17 Practical Gay Dating Tips for the New Age

David Toussaint | Posted 05.19.2014 | 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.

Everything That's Wrong With Gay Dating Apps in One Extended Profile

David Toussaint | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

Plan to Skype first so I know you're worth my time.

The Gay "Cougar": Why the Men I Date Keep Getting Younger

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

I'd rather commit to an enthusiastic twentysomething whose iPod is stocked with bad pop music than a middle-aged man whose romanticism is tempered by a long list of don'ts and who is terrified of losing control.

The Misadventures of Dating When Queer and Crippled

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 04.29.2014 | 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?

Matthew Ebert, Here's Why You and Other HIV-Positive People Should Never Refer to the Virus as a Gift

Mike Alvear | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Recently there was a good old-fashioned media smackdown when Matthew Ebert took an ax to my blog post "Why Are Some HIV-Positive Gay Men Grateful for ...

If You Spend Your Entire Date Texting, You Deserve to Die Alone

Nico Lang | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Nico Lang

If you've spent more time looking at Grindr than your date's face, how do you know you don't like him? You have to give these things time to fail in the old-fashioned way, in which you later obsess about him while binge eating ice cream and watching New Girl, waiting by the phone for a call that doesn't come.

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.

Keeping Your Love Life Warm During the Chilliest Season: A Guide for Gay Men

Nicholas Marlin | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Marlin

During the winter, we tend to hibernate. It's cold; it's slushy; it gets dark by 4:30. Nobody really wants to be out there. If you're single though, you can't just stop dating until the weather gets nice again.

Where Sleeping Dogs Lie

David Toussaint | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

I had a date with a guy about a year ago, who, upon seeing DJ on my couch, abruptly told me to remove him. I removed the guy.

Why I'm So Excited to Be a Gay Matchmaker on TV

David Cruz III | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices
David Cruz III

It's been almost five years since I first appeared as a dater on Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker, squeamishly sitting through a date while an egotistical millionaire berated me for choosing the steak as my dinner choice. But after that episode aired, something very special happened to me.

Are Gay Men Scared of Monogamy?

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

It seems to me that if we want our relationships and marriages to be accepted by our straight counterparts, then maybe it's time to keep a lid on what exactly it is that we do behind closed doors. Maybe it's just no one's business.