the eye contact thing is pretty good advice, can someone elaborate or share alternatives?
and what the hell is gorillas in the mist?!
Firstly, I believe he means that the thread title sounds too much like something from an animal-planet show, like 'encountering sharks'.
As for the original post, that's the disadvantage of being a sexual minority, you just have to meet random people and then over time workout their sexuality. Walking up to a random stranger is not really an option in a hetero-dominated environment. Even if you were straight, walking up to a random girl would be a bit ackward. That's why gay bars are so ideal in the community, they are the one place you can walk up to any guy and stand a chance of him being gay and looking.
The urban-myth is that for every 10 guys a girl hits on, one will be gay. So, it stands to reason that every 1/10 guys you hit on in college will be gay.
With those two things in mind, you either have to go out and chat with 100 men to find 10 gay ones (statistically, of which about 5 will be single), or travel to an area with a high density of gay men.
I recommend just getting to know people in your classes and meeting their friends. Its easier to meet other gay people through friends,
That's my two cents.
EDIT= to elaborate on the eye contact thing, there are two standing ways gay men subtle communicate interest using their eyes. The first is the famous extended eye contact. That's when a guy makes eye contact with you and holds it for what feels like a few seconds too long. How long is too long? That is debated, some say 5 seconds of eye contact, others 3.
The second tactic is the one you read above. Men checkout what they like, that's no secret. When an attractive woman walks by, straighties will naturally turn around and checkout her backside. Gay men will often do the same with other men. For that reason, when two gay men make eye contact when passing each other (and are interested) they will turn around to check each other out. This causes both of them to 'catch each other' looking. From there, conversation or flirting can ensue as both have communicated interest.