lol as the one doing the barbering ...
when a gay guy gets in my chair and they show interest in me they tend to b chatty and ask subtle questions for clues about what im into
"have you been to x bar?"
"are you married ? / have kids ?"
"do you live around here? / where are you from?"
"what kind of music r u into? / do you like x kind of music?"
i dont pretend to b str8 but i dont lead with my sexuality either so most leave there with the question on their mind ... and they come back for more =)
you should see them melt when i give a scalp massage lol
also when i shave their edges and apply the aftershave ;)
ive had guys stay and chat afterward which is alright if im not busy
some have called me at the barber shop and asked to hang out or go out, which they then become crushed to know im already with someone, then they dont come back =/
barbers, if they are gay, tend to b apprehensive about hooking up / dating clients because mixing them (WORK AND DATING) can cause problems later like losing a client or general awkwardness if it doesnt work out
as my partner puts it, shitting where you eat XD ... do you date ppl where you work? diff answer for diff ppl
having a good barber isnt someone you find anywhere anytime. sometimes its best to keep a good relationship w your barber because getting personal with them changes that quickly
if you must press forward with your intentions ...
1 dont always do all the talking. if there is interest the barber will ask you questions back and also try to figure you out if you're not, u know, obvious about it
2 you can try to get that barbers last possible appointment on a WEEKDAY, not a WEEKEND because ppl tend to have stuff to do. then you arent being rushed by other clients waiting and you can talk more at ease
3 you can always just b flat out about it. ive had clients just come out and say that they are gay. however i suggest you dont talk about it too loudly because some barbers are not out to their co workers/other clients and you may press an awkward button
4 b prepared for a reaction ... maybe hes a homophobe, maybe he will b neutral, or maybe just maybe it will be a positive start to something nice ... but again you change your relationship forever if you start asking him out
remember a barber is trying to maintain professionalism like anyone else at their job. pushing this is asking them to break that
ive only broken it once =P great guy, lots in common, muscular/fit, and my partner likes him too. there was an awkward spot but thats no longer an issue. were still friends and keep a client/barber relationship but its not a common occurrence for sure
my issue is dealing with DILFs and hot str8 athletic college boys ><
good luck =D