I need some tips on how to meet gay guys my age demographic (20-30) in ATL?? (That doesn't involve bars or clubs)...

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    Jan 31, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    I am looking to meet friends to workout with,just hangout or even a potential date or even better, a BF in the Atlanta area.

    I am really into athletic stuff, learning, conversations, eating, etc. I have been googling and searching for some groups in the area for young gay adults (that isn't a bar or club) to try and meet some dudes around my age (i.e. fresh out of college/young adult).

    I have been looking for ways to volunteer, like Pride and stuff, but even that isn't until October...so any tips? Anybody know of any young gay meeting groups? or hangout groups? or a bi-weekly volunteer org that you can just volunteer for like 1 day?

    Bottom line is: I am in need of some gay buddies/dates in the ATL area....

    Side note: I'm not out, but I am working on it this year! Goal is to tell 5 friends and 3 family members.

    Also, if you have any serious coming out tips...pls help...my heart starts throbbing just thinking about it.

  • ESL_Asian

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    Jan 31, 2013 3:42 PM GMT
    Waiting for the tips
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:29 PM GMT
    Don't necessarily look for gay oriented groups. Just make sure they aren't Christian fundamentalists or something.

    You find things when you stop looking for them. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:56 PM GMT
    http://youthpride.org/
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
    http://outonfilm.org/Home.html

    see how you can volunteer for events, etc.
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    http://www.atlantabucksrugby.org/
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:03 PM GMT
    http://www.projectqatlanta.com/news_articles/view/jocks_strippers_beer._softball_already_photos?gid=12341
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    get involved with joining hearts
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:07 PM GMT
    http://www.mistercenter.org/index.html
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    If you're into sports join a league. In a bigger urban centre they'll have them.
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    http://www.eteamz.com/frontrunnersatlanta/
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    http://www.atlantarainbowtrout.com/
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:31 PM GMT
    thanks for the replies guys!

    And i know that if i stop looking it will come, but if i am not out, then its NEVER gonna come...
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    Jan 31, 2013 9:25 PM GMT
    lists and age ranges lol
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    Jan 31, 2013 9:30 PM GMT
    Atlanta, like lots of other places, can be very "clicky"... I think once you come out and can be open, it'll become easier to meet other gay guys because you'll be comfortable being involved and seen in places where gays congregate.

    You didn't mention what part of town you're in but try eating or grabbing coffee somewhere in midtown or Ansley mall. You really just need to put yourself out there for others to know you exist.
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    Jan 31, 2013 10:36 PM GMT
    IceBuckets saidDon't necessarily look for gay oriented groups. Just make sure they aren't Christian fundamentalists or something.

    Why not join a bible study? Those repressed fundies are just itching to go wild.
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    Jan 31, 2013 10:54 PM GMT
    Shit! You're having trouble meeting guys? What hope is there for the rest of us?icon_wink.gif

    Seriously, stop waiting and just live. If you are out there doing the things you love and meeting new people, you will eventually meet someone to spend time with (and as a bonus you will already have something in common). Having a similar interest is an easy way to strike up a conversation. I have met a few guys while climbing at the gym this way. Plus, if you are doing something you enjoy, it takes a lot of the pressure off. It makes you more approachable.

    So like I said, do not wait and just live.
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    Jan 31, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    Apex0111 saidShit! You're having trouble meeting guys? What hope is there for the rest of us?icon_wink.gif

    Seriously, stop waiting and just live. If you are out there doing the things you love and meeting new people, you will eventually meet someone to spend time with (and as a bonus you will already have something in common). Having a similar interest is an easy way to strike up a conversation. I have met a few guys while climbing at the gym this way. Plus, if you are doing something you enjoy, it takes a lot of the pressure off. It makes you more approachable.

    So like I said, do not wait and just live.


    HA! Easy when you count "going to the gym" as one of your "hobbies" icon_lol.gif Kind of a stretch to think you'll find guys you find attractive in every other activity... I've met enough lyrical singers, pianists, programmers and gamers to know that not every hobby is fortuitous in this regard...
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    Feb 01, 2013 1:32 AM GMT
    Atlanta is a barren land..even for the 30+
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    Feb 01, 2013 1:45 AM GMT
    I recently came out to my best friend and it was a positive experience. I was honestly afraid but I thought of what the OP said. If your not out it will never come. Just be confident in yourself.

    I told my friend that I care for him as my brother and that I wanted to be honest with him. Then I dropped the "bomb" so to speak.

    regardless of what happens when you tell friends or family, keep your head up. Wish you the best man!
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    Feb 01, 2013 1:47 AM GMT
    Doggone it, I forgot! Bachian just reminded me:

    http://www.agmchorus.org/
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    Feb 01, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
    Well, it's a process. First it begins with a lot of hope. Then a lot of failure. Then you let that disappointment and despair sink in, just let it get really down 'in there.' Once you realize how alone you've been; sexless for 2 years, and crying into a pillow boyfriend each Saturday night - Then, my friend, you're truly FREE!
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    Feb 01, 2013 2:04 AM GMT
    they're in athens, duh
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    Feb 01, 2013 2:06 AM GMT
    calibro saidthey're in athens, duh


    GO DAWGS! icon_razz.gif