Doing a survey for school, can some of you guys help me out. Here are my questions.

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    Apr 07, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    In conversation with strangers in everyday interaction, gay men are expected to violate certain conventions and give cues that he is gay if he wants to pursue interaction with another man as gay men. In your experience of perceiving those cues, please answer the following questions:

    ~What are the verbal cues that signify that a man is gay?

    ~What body language signify a man is gay?

    ~If a gay man does give the cues earlier, how does affect your ability to relate? Do you see him in a more positive light than if he waited or gave no cues?


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    Apr 07, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    NCReal06 saidIn conversation with strangers in everyday interaction, gay men are expected to violate certain conventions and give cues that he is gay if he wants to pursue interaction with another man as gay men. In your experience of perceiving those cues, please answer the following questions:

    ~What are the verbal cues that signify that a man is gay?

    ~What body language signify a man is gay?

    ~If a gay man does give the cues earlier, how does affect your ability to relate? Do you see him in a more positive light than if he waited or gave no cues?


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    1: What are the verbal cues that signify that (to much use of the word 'that') a man is gay? Verbal, that's a good question.I would say the rhythm and length of pauses has more to do with verbal cues, than the rise and fall in pitch do.

    2: What body language signify(ies) a man is gay? I don't think there is one. Are you sure your not asking about mating behaviours with gay men?..Other than the idea that from personal experience they tend to have a more refined perception of the world.

    3:If a gay man does give the cues earlier, how does (it) affect your ability to relate? Do you see him in a more positive light than if he (had) waited or gave (given) no cues? This question touches too much on the metaphysical.

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    Apr 07, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
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    Verbal? Proper English. Straight guys never speak English very well. In my high school, the openly gay kids, the kids who turned out to be gay and I were the only ones who pronounced the g at the end of present progressive verbs (doing, going, saying, etc). Of course, that's partly regional. Vocabulary is also a biggie.

    Inflection is another easy way to pick us out of a crowd. Although the differences are marginal, men and women do inflect differently. Say to yourself, "Is that your gun over there?" and keep note of how you inflected the sentence. Now, imagine John Wayne saying that sentence. Now, imagine Jessica Simpson saying that same sentence. Notice how in the masculine version, the inflection slowly rose over the course of the sentence, whereas in the feminine version, the inflection shot up, shot back down, and quickly rose again. Which were you closer to?

    I'm not even going to touch lisping and nasally voices.

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    Body language is easy, even excluding limp wrists and swishy hips. My favorite that straight folk seem to miss constantly is refined proprioception. This stands on the opposite side of swishy hips. The concern for accurate movement, conscious or not, is so great that it messes with actual movement. The result is generally walking stiff as a board with no movement in the hips or in the arms, or "delicate" movements, such as picking up a pencil using only 2 fingers and extending the rest. I can't think of any more examples.

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    Relate? Relate to what?
    I don't judge people before they get a chance to express an idea. It's only after that idea has been expressed when I decide whether or not I'm going to whip out the metaphorical banhammer.
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    Apr 07, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    Dude is this for that health class you hate? LOL.