How do you tell who is gay in public?

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    Jul 18, 2007 7:04 AM GMT
    I hope this isnt a stupid question, but I honestly just want some opinions on what to look for... because most of the time i really cant tell! lol.
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    Jul 18, 2007 8:10 PM GMT
    Can you tell when not in public? (:

    You need to work on your GSP (Gay Sensory Perception) or go out and buy yourself a good Gaydar unit.
    By my definitions, GSP is when you look at someone and just know. Instant recognition. Gaydar requires more observation and feedback. Ultimately, though, I think both are looking for those clues. How's he dressed? Haircut? Does he use facial scrub? Does he check out girls, no one or guys? Is there a parting glance?
    We can debate whether this works 20% or 80% of the time, but it's a start.
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    Jul 18, 2007 11:07 PM GMT
    Hmmmm....

    With the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy show the manufacturers of Gaydar had to install a Gaydar Autoenhancement Chip.

    Flaming Metrosexuals were causing the Gaydar units to go haywire for the first two seasons of the show.

    The GAC at this point seems to have overcome the effects of QE4SG. If your Gaydar is not tuned to the new frequencies then you might want to have the settings adjusted slightly left or right but never set to straight ahead.



  • zakariahzol

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    Jul 18, 2007 11:20 PM GMT
    You cant. Some gay men are so masculine (like most of you guys here) there no way you can tell. Of course if he holding some guys hand , maybe there a posibility. You can only be sure if he admitted it to you. Who will thought hunky cowboy Adam Sutton (google that) is gay,
    Zeb Atlas, Rock Hudson, Rupert Everet, Bob Paris, Esera is gay. Gay man is everywhere , and they are wonderful.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 18, 2007 11:59 PM GMT
    There is no sure way to tell,sadly!Your instinct or gaydar might help:how`s the guy walking,acting,looking,who`s he checking out?You can never know for sure.
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    Jul 19, 2007 6:16 PM GMT
    I've got a few links for ya:

    A fun quiz to test your gaydar:
    http://www.okcupid.com/gaydar

    I only scored a 45% on that one. Pathetic!


    A second gaydar quiz:
    http://www.okcupid.com/tests/13172803520182341618/Second-Gaydar

    I scored 8 out of 10 on that one. ;)


    An article by 20/20's John Stossel:
    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=207269&page=1


    Those should help you a bit.
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    Jul 21, 2007 8:41 AM GMT
    it's pretty obvious, just check to see if they're looking at you, if they're trying to place you, haircuts and facial scrub is bull, i'd say with todays fashion, all these straight men in pastel yellow and pink, they are the new gay!
    gotta look for the 'look'.
    shalom
    jx
  • GQjock

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    Jul 28, 2007 8:21 PM GMT
    Yeah...if you see them looking
    thats a pretty obvious sign :)