Other than going on dating sites and gay bars how and where could you meet other gay guys?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 5:22 AM GMT
    I'm not a club or drinking person so finding guys at bars isn't helpful. Any places that I could meet guys? Also not including dating sites
  • The_Guruburu

    Posts: 895

    Aug 11, 2013 5:23 AM GMT
    A choral group?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 12:23 PM GMT
    your university/college's LGBT club, join a sports club like frontrunners, gay swim club (etc), go to LBGT meet up dot com events, episcopal mass for the hippie crowd, volunteer at LBGT center
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 12:34 PM GMT
    The priesthood.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 12:37 PM GMT
    MCB17 saidThe priesthood.


    LMAO!!!!!
    Well Played
  • jordon21

    Posts: 43

    Aug 11, 2013 1:02 PM GMT
    at gym
    at good clothing stores
    on gay friendly beaches
    at gay pride
    sports clubs, trail runs
    And yes, definitely LGBT societies
    basically any "straight" joint which is gay friendly.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 1:30 PM GMT
    At work or school through friends parties get togethers with friends.

    But online seems to be the only known way to meet guys, I wouldnt stray to far from online gay sites, gay dating sites. Besides online sites its hasnt been proven in the real world that its possible to meet guys other ways than online so be cautious.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 1:40 PM GMT
    I met both of my boyfriends online. And I don't regret it at all. It might seem artificial, but it works.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 2:16 PM GMT
    Webb101 saidI'm not a club or drinking person so finding guys at bars isn't helpful. Any places that I could meet guys? Also not including dating sites

    I met both my partners online, at ordinary gay social sites (not specifically geared to dating or tricking).

    Other possibilities:

    - gay choruses (which include backstage support crew & donors, if you don't sing)
    - gay or gay-friendly churches, like the MCC
    http://www.mccaustin.com
    - gay community centers
    http://gays.com/guides/austin-tx/meeting-places/community-centers
    - sports teams, frequently sponsored by gay bars & clubs, softball & volleyball being very common
    - gay charities & fundraisers, featured in your local gay rags
    - political meetings & rallies for gay or gay-supportive candidates
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 3:14 PM GMT
    hmmm...
    In Austin?

    --walk down the street.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
    Check out GLBT Volunteer organizations in your area. Good luck.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    Meetup.com

    Check your local city and search on "Gay" or "LGBT" and then see which groups pop up. Look at which groups are "active" (have lots of events), and which have "a lot of members" (more is probably better than fewer).

    I've found that meeting guys with similar interests in non-threatening social environments is a great way to meet people with no pressure for anything more than having a good time at the particular event. I'm finding that I'm meeting a whole new range of people from diverse backgrounds. We're having a great time and hopefully, I'll meet guys who become friends (and maybe more).

    I went to a meetup last night. There were a group of about 20 of us who went to see Elysium. It was a great time.

    If you were in San Francisco, I'd suggest joining our local RJ meetup group @ http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bay-Area-RealJock-Gay-Sports-and-Social-Group/

    Or, start a Meetup group yourself. If you choose to do this, contact me and I'll share my experiences as an Organizer to help you get started and get going.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 3:51 PM GMT
    I understand where you are coming from and the frustration. At least in big cities like Austin and Houston you should have a bigger pool of guys. So far I avoided Grindr, but may give one of these days. I have yet to meet a guy I communicated with online as red flags often become obvious before setting up a meeting/date. The local Pride and PFLAG groups have facebook pages and their friends list are public. There are a couple single guys I know who they are, but not personally. I have thought about messaging one of these guys via facebook introducing myself with an explanation of how I found his facebook page and how I know of him. Joining these kind of facebook pages also keep you informed of events the organization(s) host that may open the door meeting other guys.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidMeetup.com

    Check your local city and search on "Gay" or "LGBT" and then see which groups pop up. Look at which groups are "active" (have lots of events), and which have "a lot of members" (more is probably better than fewer).

    I've found that meeting guys with similar interests in non-threatening social environments is a great way to meet people with no pressure for anything more than having a good time at the particular event. I'm finding that I'm meeting a whole new range of people from diverse backgrounds. We're having a great time and hopefully, I'll meet guys who become friends (and maybe more).

    I went to a meetup last night. There were a group of about 20 of us who went to see Elysium. It was a great time.

    If you were in San Francisco, I'd suggest joining our local RJ meetup group @ http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bay-Area-RealJock-Gay-Sports-and-Social-Group/

    Or, start a Meetup group yourself. If you choose to do this, contact me and I'll share my experiences as an Organizer to help you get started and get going.

    I had similar experience while using meetup but with the hetero crowd but I haven't found any local gay meetup yet.
    It sounds fun though, SF meetup, going for a movie.
  • mybud

    Posts: 11837

    Aug 11, 2013 7:48 PM GMT
    Gay college events..Some churches have gay singles events where they go out for dinner...bowling..etc...Some coffee houses have gay evening events for younger individuals at can't get into the bars because of their age..Do a Google search for your area and Good Luck.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 10:02 PM GMT
    is it just me or there's been a steady increase of threads about this particular subject
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 11, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    mybud saidGay college events..Some churches have gay singles events where they go out for dinner...bowling..etc...Some coffee houses have gay evening events for younger individuals at can't get into the bars because of their age..Do a Google search for your area and Good Luck.


    I didn't think chuches and coffee places would host events. That's pretty cool especially since I'm not old enough for bars.
  • LJay

    Posts: 11612

    Aug 12, 2013 12:01 AM GMT
    grocery store, church, gym, park, clubs, school...

    It's not that churches or coffee shops hold events. they are just a place to meet people in general.
  • Sakura

    Posts: 188

    Aug 12, 2013 1:05 AM GMT
    I met my boyfriend when we were forced to be anatomy lab partners in vet school. Neither of us were out but the ppl we came into the school knowing put us together. In a funny turn of events we spent a lot of time together dissecting our dog (we named him Pitt, he was a Bulldog), and one day started to learn human anatomy haha.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 12, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    glory-hole.jpg
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 12, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    Taka13 saidI met my boyfriend when we were forced to be anatomy lab partners in vet school. Neither of us were out but the ppl we came into the school knowing put us together. In a funny turn of events we spent a lot of time together dissecting our dog (we named him Pitt, he was a Bulldog), and one day started to learn human anatomy haha.


    Awwww, some enchanted evening, over a cut open dog...

    Well, in high school biology, I felt emotionally close to my lab partner too, when we had that little pig in the tray.
  • mybud

    Posts: 11837

    Aug 12, 2013 4:56 AM GMT
    Webb101 said
    mybud saidGay college events..Some churches have gay singles events where they go out for dinner...bowling..etc...Some coffee houses have gay evening events for younger individuals at can't get into the bars because of their age..Do a Google search for your area and Good Luck.


    I didn't think chuches and coffee places would host events. That's pretty cool especially since I'm not old enough for bars.
    They do here in Kansas City..look into it bro.
  • GAYBIGMACHODU...

    Posts: 1357

    Aug 25, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    I'm not into offline gay groups at all.I'm not into going to
    gay pride events at all.I'm not into church at all.I'm not
    going beer parties at all.I find church,beer parties and gay
    pride events boring.I'm a non-drinker.I find bars,dance clubs
    and other night clubs boring.I'm a spiritual non-religious
    gay single men.I was raised as a catholic as a kid.I don't
    share the catholic church beliefs at all.Catholics believe
    homosexuality is a sin and I don't.I met only bad boys at
    bars,beer parties and gay pride events in the past.Bad boys
    turn me off or I still be friends with my ex gay male friends
    these days.i dumped my ex gay male friends years ago for a reason.I had unhealthy friendships with them and they did
    not meet any of my needs for me.I had one sided friendships
    with them.They were drama freaks and ego friends as well
    bad boys.That's why I rather meet other gay single men
    online than in public places these days.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 25, 2013 3:36 AM GMT
    I dont. if you know where let me know..
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 25, 2013 3:39 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidglory-hole.jpg


    ROTFL.. "MEET" not "MEAT"..