Koaa2 saidWhy do they say you should stop? If it is not affecting your life any any negative way, go for it.
It's clear that it is affecting him in some way. His friends are worried. Now, we don't know why they are worried.
Do they think he is being unsafe?
Do they think he could just have a more productive use of his time?
Are they opposed to a gay lifestyle in general, or just the idea of seemingly (or actually) anonymous online hookups?
And he must think so, too, he is asking for suggestions...
I would suggest seeking out a relationship. Now - I know that's not for everyone, and I don't know where you are in your life... But I do know that with this urge (addiction?), a monogamous relationship would be damned near impossible to maintain. I'm not only talking about the romantic idea of a relationship, it could be a fuck-buddy. I know the whole "No-strings-attached" aspect is the main draw... but that doesn't have to couple with an endless line of new faces/asses. Find someone who has similar (hopefully safe) sexual interests, and a desire to keep it interesting for both of you, turn off the computer, have fun! Now unless cupid shoots you directly in that statuesque ass of yours, and you lose all sight for other men... a relationship wont kill that desire. Hell, for all I know you DO have a relationship which is struggling because of this, being the reason you're here asking for help!
Realistically, I doubt cold turkey (without some positive replacement and/or counseling) is the way to go. When is it? You'll still be bored and/or horny some night, with your monitor display lighting up your bedroom wall... An infinite supply of willing men on the other end of that series of tubes and wires, one click from fresh dick.. And that will always be hanging over your head.
Best I can say is to talk to someone. Maybe sit down with your friend(s) and ask them what they think you should/shouldn't do. Like Exec said, if the reasons they come up with don't ring true with you, don't feel pressured to change for them. But it might be productive to have a real discussion with them... Figure out what they see it doing to you, what you see it doing to you... rather than just maybe being nagged?
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