How has RJ changed your interaction with guys?

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    Nov 11, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    For me, I am so tired of the "Castro scene", so finding like-minded guys into fitness has been great. Also, above all other sites, I really like the kindness, help, wit, fun, and generally brotherhood of this site. Everyone has been so supportive and jock-ular with each other, regardless of age differences.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Nov 11, 2012 9:48 PM GMT
    I am a lot faster at ignoring trolls icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    HA, I try and answer all emails except headless ones or hidden profiles that automatically ask for my private pics! That's why they are private!
  • Pontifex

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    Nov 11, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    Not really. It is nice to talk to guys with similar interests but there aren't too many locals who actually use the site.
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    Nov 11, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    Now I'm content to sit at home and talk to you guys rather then go out and meet people. Too scary out there. I'm nice and safe here. icon_cool.gif




    Kidding. Sorta.
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    Nov 11, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    I have actually gained a lot of confidence. I am much less self-conscious in my interactions. Not perfect, but better.
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    Sometimes I'm on RJ so much I get this false sense that the whole world is just guys who are into guys and it's perfectly fine and normal and common place everywhere.
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    So far it's a cool community, and has actually HELPED me – despite how much time I am on here – to reach out and actually meet people in real life.
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    I'm now even more blunt with people.

    I'm developing less and less tolerance for stupid people
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidSometimes I'm on RJ so much I get this false sense that the whole world is just guys who are into guys and it's perfectly fine and normal and common place everywhere.


    HaHa. Me too. I find myself assuming that every smoking hot guy I see on the street must be gay.
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidSometimes I'm on RJ so much I get this false sense that the whole world is just guys who are into guys and it's perfectly fine and normal and common place everywhere.


    Wouldn't it be great if the world WAS like that, even if str8 guys could be into gay guys, and visa versa, but just on a non-sexual way? Maybe we can change it one RJ'r at a time!
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    RJ has taught me that meeting guys IRL is more fun than meeting guys online.

    Well actually, I knew that already. icon_lol.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Nov 11, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidSometimes I'm on RJ so much I get this false sense that the whole world is just guys who are into guys and it's perfectly fine and normal and common place everywhere.

    huh ... you mean it's not? damn .. no wonder guys give me strange looks when I try picking them up out in the real world icon_neutral.gif
  • Karl

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    Nov 11, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidI am a lot faster at ignoring trolls icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    I've interacted with more guys here than in real life. icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI've interacted with more guys here than in real life. icon_neutral.gif


    Not as of this Saturday brother!
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI've interacted with more guys here than in real life. icon_neutral.gif

    There really only about 5 people with a lot of different profiles ... some are AI's too icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI've interacted with more guys here than in real life. icon_neutral.gif
    You met me and Stewie, so that counts for something. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    A community that I am glad is out there for me and others; never thought I would find a place like this. It has given my confidence to be myself, not only learning more about fitness and nutrition, but other topics that guys have brought to the forefront, which I am grateful for all the knowledge that is brought forward, and of course those hilarious post in the forums...thanks guysicon_biggrin.gif
  • RaggedyMan

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    Nov 11, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    Ive been more comfortable with myself since I joined this site. My confidence has grown, ive become more fit, i have found others who see things more along my perspective. all in all, its been a great experience.
  • MikeW

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    Nov 11, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    I haven't been around long but have to tell ya, I love this forum! You guys are funny as hell -- as well as being wise, witty, opinionated, irreverent, helpful, and down right adorable. Not to mention all the useful workout information on this site.

    It's a great help to me, an old guy who has been keeping his distance from the gay world for over a decade. Very much looking forward to the SF Mission Bowl meet up -- even if it is *way* outside my shy old guy comfort zone.

    Thanks to one and all!
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
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    xrichx saidI've interacted with more guys here than in real life. icon_neutral.gif
    You met me and Stewie, so that counts for something. icon_lol.gif
    True. But that was one time. I've met a handful of other RJ guys too.. one time. In terms of regular day to day interaction, I'm here in the forums.
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    Well this site helped me to prep for not only my fitness but the guys they I've come to know here helped me to come out.
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    xrichx saidI've interacted with more guys here than in real life. icon_neutral.gif

    There really only about 5 people with a lot of different profiles ... some are AI's too icon_lol.gif
    I'm still convinced that most of the blank/fake profiles here are women looking for chat and pics to fap to. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    paulflexes said
    xrichx saidI've interacted with more guys here than in real life. icon_neutral.gif
    You met me and Stewie, so that counts for something. icon_lol.gif
    True. But that was one time. I've met a handful of other RJ guys too.. one time. In terms of regular day to day interaction, I'm here in the forums.
    Move here and get a mountain bike. So far my riding group of friends is up to 5 people, with two others who'll be joining when they get bikes...and that's not counting the regulars at the park who tag along with us.

    You'd never have much time for RJ anymore. icon_lol.gif