Do you take him to the office holiday party?

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    Dec 21, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    Just curious whether most of the guys here take their boyfriends, partners, or a same sex date to their holiday work parties. I've taken my partner, Clay, to my work parties since around the time we had been dating for about a year. I've never had a negative reaction to bringing him - or if anyone had a negative reaction they never told me or let it show.

    I remember a guy I dated earlier seemed to have a really uneasy feeling about including me in any work related parties or events. Just as well because we broke up before the holiday parties came around! icon_cool.gif

    So how about it - do you take your guy to the work party? How long do you have to be dating before you feel comfortable taking him?

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    Here is a photo of us from the most recent office party. Not to brag, but I think he looks so handsome in the photo. (OK - maybe just bragging a teeny tiny bit )
  • turtleneckjoc...

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    Dec 21, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    I don't have anyone in my life now, nor have I been invited to office parties in the past, but I have to comment on the wonderful picture of the both of you.

    I say you and Clay are the best and most loving couple on the planet...and the most photogenic as well. One wonderful picture of two great people.
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    Dec 21, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    I have no one to bring to my Office Party on this Wednesday, so I am afraid I would go alone this year.

    I must agree with Turtleneckjock's comments about the picture! you guys not only look so cute together but both compliment each other so much! i can really sense a lot of love and joy in your smiles. You are truly an inspiration in that love between commited and loving gay couples do exist. I send you my love and much blessings for the new year to the loving couple.


    Hugs!

    Leandro ♥
  • pbaclifeguard

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    Dec 21, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    I brought my boyfriend to my companies holiday party well more like I went with him to the company party since we work together... no one cares that we are gay or anything.
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    Dec 21, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    Thanks turtleneckjock and ALEZANDER for the photo comments. Sweet of both of you! icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 21, 2010 1:44 AM GMT
    In the past I've gone to office parties of people I've dated, and taken people who I'm dating to office parties of my own. I...never really asked if people had a problem with it or not.

  • misternick

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    Dec 21, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    I'm away from home training for a new job and invited my boyfriend up for a weekend. I was impressed that when we saw my coworkers at the bar everybody introduced themselves to him, engaged him in conversation, and really didn't treat us any differently at all.

    There may've been a few more Britney and Katy Perry songs than there would've been otherwise...
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    Dec 21, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    I have before and its been just great.

    Great picture!
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    Dec 21, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    cute, hopefully i will someday icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 21, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    Interesting question. I am comfortable. My partner isnt...even though these people have been at our home for dinner. I remember one office email saying "bring you favorite dish" I responded "what if my favorite dish is Brian" it rocked the corporate for weeks. And I didn't care.!
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    Dec 21, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    I did this year! I even wrote about it icon_razz.gif
    Instead of pasting that novel here, I'll just link to it icon_smile.gif

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1282011
  • RSportsguy

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    Dec 21, 2010 10:13 AM GMT
    First of all, very cute picture! I do not attend many of my works social outings. I like to leave work at work and go do my own thing when I am away from there. I would go to my bf ( if I had one --LOL) office party if they wanted me there though. It is to show support.
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    Dec 21, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    My, but you are a handsome pair of men!

    Parties? Yes, and more than that. We each visited each other at work for years, and always introduced each other to co-workers and bosses as 'my significant other', or partner-in-life.

    -Doug
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    Dec 21, 2010 6:11 PM GMT
    Thanks for the nice comments, guys! icon_smile.gif

    I'm happy to see others take their guy to work parties. So much nicer than going solo.

    @ misternick - laughing about your comment regarding Britney and Katy Perry!
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    Dec 21, 2010 6:17 PM GMT
    It's cool if you take him to the party icon_smile.gif

    But for me why would i take someone to the party when I myself would not go to the party ;) I wouldn't want my partner (don't have one yet but still) to be bored and then show that i'm bored at the same time.. It wouldn't be fun for anyone lol icon_smile.gif

    I'd rather stay at home and snuggle or go to the gym and work my hubby out icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 21, 2010 6:19 PM GMT
    Samm77 saidIt's cool if you take him to the party icon_smile.gif

    But for me why would i take someone to the party when I myself would not go to the party ;) I wouldn't want my partner (don't have one yet but still) to be bored and then show that i'm bored at the same time.. It wouldn't be fun for anyone lol icon_smile.gif

    I'd rather stay at home and snuggle or go to the gym and work my hubby out icon_smile.gif


    Yeah, staying home might be more fun but sometimes you gotta make an appearance. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 21, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
    I'm more of an introvert i guess. Making appearances doesn't mean the same thing to me icon_smile.gif

    When i'm with someone i tend to get pretty closed off from the world. Not friends or anything, but just general people. Movies and dinners is cool but aside from that i just get too,, what's the word.. quiet? If it's a social setting where people just stand around and talk.

    I'd like to sit down, watch a movie at a theater or at home witih a bunch of friends infront of the fire place.. Or at a resturaunt etc.

    Hiking, camping. Something that involves being "relaxed".

    Don't know if i'm explaining myself accurately here hehe.
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    Dec 24, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    sashaman saidJust curious whether most of the guys here take their boyfriends, partners, or a same sex date to their holiday work parties. I've taken my partner, Clay, to my work parties since around the time we had been dating for about a year. I've never had a negative reaction to bringing him - or if anyone had a negative reaction they never told me or let it show.

    I remember a guy I dated earlier seemed to have a really uneasy feeling about including me in any work related parties or events. Just as well because we broke up before the holiday parties came around! icon_cool.gif

    So how about it - do you take your guy to the work party? How long do you have to be dating before you feel comfortable taking him?

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    Here is a photo of us from the most recent office party. Not to brag, but I think he looks so handsome in the photo. (OK - maybe just bragging a teeny tiny bit )


    Yeah, I would. Life is too short live it as a lie...but I'm bold like that. Also, I live in California. If I lived in Alabama or the south, I would probably rethink my decision -- however, I wouldn't be living there in the first place for that very reason!
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    Dec 24, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    Now that he's here from Connecticut, Bob and I have attended a bunch of holiday parties, concerts, wine tastings and smaller things. It is great to see him having fun - meeting good people and experiencing life as a resident of California.

    BTW - you two guys make a handsome pair. Good to see you both out there having fun.
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    Dec 26, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    We're in southeast TX. We both attend each other's parties if we can.