Matiz saidIf that were a post for a straight frat party you'd see a picture of 7 identical big jugged blonde girls.
The difference being that the blonde bimbo look is imposed on women, whereas all of us in this community want to look the same and be with men who look just like us. Odd.
It's just as imposed on gay men. It's not an innate, organic desire. If you raise a gay man in an isolated lab he won't spontaneously develop a desire to get frosted tips, shave his body and starve himself lean.
I'm going to agree with Matiz that style is imposed equally on gay men as it is on women. However, I think we're all forgetting here that we do, to an extent, voluntarily choose it. There is both pressure from the outside that provides us a ready-made personality to enact, but inside we also have a desire to conform (in order to belong), at least to some degree. It's different amounts in different people (apparently the desire for conformity is high for the guys in the craigslist photo) but it is there in everyone.
I'd also like to comment that for me it's weird to look at high school yearbooks from like the 70's or something. EVERYONE LOOKS THE SAME TO ME. I look at my yearbook, and think, they look different to me now, but will they blend together for me after some time? Every decade has its style, and only part of that style is conscious. People notice the things they differ in much more easily than they notice all the things they share in common. We don't usually realize, except for perceptive people like NeutralObserver, how much we automatically imitate those around us.