25 is considered old and over the hill in the gay world. Your only choice now is to get a bunch of cat companions, and wear lots of tweed clothing.
It's true that 26 is a little old to not be dating regularly. But then we're all different. I never went on ANY dates until I was 26. Not even in high school, didn't go to my senior prom, nothing. Women held no interest for me whatsoever, yet I wouldn't consider the male alternative as an option.
In fact, quite frankly, I was so naive I couldn't even conceive that there WAS an alternative to females. And then I began my military career, and I was such a driven workaholic that there wasn't time for any kind of social life. It wasn't until I took a break for college, to earn my missing degree and protect my career, that my Mother really started putting the pressure on me to get married.
So OK, I finally had the time and opportunity in college, I made a plan and achieved it, as methodical as I always am. Naturally the results were disastrous. To say I wasn't straight husband material is a major understatement. But I did produce 2 sons, which satisfied my parents.
I didn't retire and come out gay until I was 20 years older than the OP. And then I began to have more dates, sex, dancing, clubbing, all kinds of fun, than I'd ever had in my entire previous life. Is 26 "over the hill"? Try 46, plus being short and not attractive in appearance. But I hardly spent a weekend without a guy in my bed, or me in his. It was one continuous party.
Takeaways from this reminiscence: age is not the key issue here. Although I'd judge 26 to be a very great plus. It's more about determination, and taking control of the situation. Evaluating your assets, whatever they are, and using them to best advantage, while working to minimize your weaknesses. Use all the social tools at your disposal, from the Internet to local LGBT activity groups, community charity organizations, gay-friendly churches, political involvement, gay sports clubs, etc, etc.