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My Ex Is My Best Friend: Friends for Life!

Robert Levithan | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

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.

Gay Dating: The Top (And Bottom) Of It All

Posted 06.04.2014 | 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."...

How To Get Over Your First (Gay) Breakup

Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com There's nothing like the first time. First kiss, first intertwining of hands and of course first sex (even if it...

Here's 'Why Gay Men Don't Believe In Love'

Posted 05.22.2014 | Gay Voices

By David Cruz for YourTango.com David Cruz of Bravo's 'Millionaire Matchmaker' examines the gay community's cynicism toward love. When I was ve...

Is Online Dating Right For You?

Kim Rosenberg | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kim Rosenberg

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.

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...

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.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Gay Divorce

Posted 02.14.2014 | Gay Voices

By Laura Miolla For YourTango.com Not too long ago, while driving in the car, my 5-year-old son told me about two of his classmates that got "marr...

My Special V-Day Gift for You!

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

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.

British Study Reveals Surprise Facts About Gay Relationships

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Great news for same-sex couples: they are much more likely to be happier and more positive about their relationships than their heterosexual counterpa...

Are You Trapped In A Pattern Of One-Night Stands?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com We've all had the regrettable one night stand. But can you picture being stuck in a never-ending one? That's jus...

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.

Have Same-Sex Marriage Rights Helped Or Hurt Gay Relationships?

Posted 11.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Same-sex marriage has both helped and hurt gay relationships, a panel of YourTango dating experts determined. "I think it's done both, actually," ...

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 ...

The Most Important Reason Of All

Rick Modien | Posted 12.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Rick Modien

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?

What Gay Relationships Can Teach Straight Couples

Posted 07.04.2013 | Gay Voices

By Dr. Pat Love for YourTango.com Whether we're gay, straight or bisexual, we all crave love in our lives. However, is there a takeaway for straigh...

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.

Why I Won't Date Married Men As A Gay Man

Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Just a little over 12 years ago, I would have said, "I'm not gay, I just like having sex with men!" Excuse ...

Ask MISTER CARL: 'What Do I Have To Do To Get A White Boy's Attention?'

Carl Sandler | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

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.

Single, Gay And Looking For Love In 2013?

Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

The dating scene can be like diving into a shark tank, but lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) singles are highly optimistic that 2013 will ...

The Unspoken Effect Of Gay Marriage

YourTango | Denise LaFrance | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Despite the joy surrounding the legalization of gay marriage, one sobering statistic remains. On Nov. 6, 2012, Maine became the first state in the ...

Ask MISTER CARL: The Gay Advice Column That Always Gives It To You Straight

Carl Sandler | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

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.

How To Beat The Gay Holiday Blues

Posted 12.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Being gay isn't easy ... especially around the holidays. We're just days before the big "C" — Christmas. Chanukah has passed and Thanksgiving is ...

Survival Guide For Gay Long-Distance Relationships

Greg Hogben | Posted 10.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Greg Hogben

If you have made it this far, you're either riding high on endorphins or you might have actually found the one. Either way, here are a few tips to keeping it together long enough to find out.