wesv saidHow many of you heard this question? Even my sister asked me this. I don't think it's always true. But of course, yes, our dating pool is the most competitive contrary to the easy desperate gay guy stereotype. We care about our looks more and we are more likely to work out and stay in shape compared to straight guys. That's just my theory why straight girls think that.
Why do you think straight girls say that?
Nowadays, I would say body image, puberty and internet awareness at an EARLY age........
In my youth, there was no such thing as 'gay in high school', at least out ones. The only people concerned or with knowledge of any body image were the straight male jocks and their coaches. Any guy 'suspected' of being gay was not into body image at all, more like brains. If I remember, the jocks.. baseball, football, wrestling were required to spend some time in the high school workout room, lifting weights and keeping their bodies fit, even after school hours. While any suspected gay guy was usually in drama, math club or band, also including after school hours in practice.
Not sure when, but probably with the concept of high school gay straight alliance changed this dramatically. Young gay boys could be out and be jocks too, working out side by side with their straight friends, no longer confined to drama club, as a way to combat bullying. http://www.gsanetwork.org/get-involved/start-gsa
It appears as though the young gay guys have pushed their straight counterparts into the role of 'drama club' as they were once, they saw their parents go through it and refused to be put into this stereotype, all the while, generational creating a new stereo type of the 'Muscle Mary' of today
This was OUR body image, we didn't care