My straight best friend just got engaged....

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    Jan 07, 2008 6:46 PM GMT
    Okay so I just found *via facebook* that my straight canadian best friend has got engaged to a (really hot and lovely) girl who he's been dating for *3 months*.

    Does anyone else feel this is a little *precipitate* nonetheless? And a slightly crazy way to tell people.

    What does this have to do with being gay? I guess I'm just trying to prove that straight people are weird too....
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 07, 2008 8:59 PM GMT
    LOL, I was waiting for the "My straight best friend is getting married but he wants me to fuck him one last time before he goes down the isle..." icon_lol.gif Straight people ARE weird...
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    Jan 07, 2008 9:05 PM GMT
    LOL, that's sooo funny ^^^

    I had a "friend" like that in high school. Except it happened when he got a girlfriend. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 07, 2008 9:09 PM GMT
    my best friend is straight, too, but he would never tell me he got engaged via facebook... so yeah, that's kinda weird. seems that if he's really your best friend he would tell you he was thinking about getting engaged and ask for your input. or at least give you the courtesy of a phone conversation before posting it online. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 07, 2008 9:15 PM GMT

    Ofcourse straight people are wierd they're are human aren't they well maybe sub human.icon_biggrin.gif


    blackJock,

    UGH! If your striaght friend wants you to do that then he's "NOT STRAIGHT" dude he's on the DL which is worse!

    Trust it won't be the last time that he will ask! He will cheat on his wife like he would be chaeting on his girl friend if you tweo follow through.icon_rolleyes.gif
  • dhinkansas

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    Jan 07, 2008 9:15 PM GMT
    I like the way BlackJock79 thinks icon_lol.gif
    You never know...one too many beers by the straight friend the night before the wedding....the friendship bond may reach new levels. I've had straight friends announce weddings in unusual ways too. Almost like they are trying to downplay it. It'w whatever people are comfortable with doing, and maybe in his eyes this is easier than telling all his dudes he's engaged after only three months. Probably doesn't want to endure the what's the rush questions.
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    Jan 07, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    It sounds quick, but it may very well be that they work well together and figured it out early.

    As for the facebooking of the engagement, that just seems like part of the times we are increasingly living in. Eventually, the descendents of Emily Post will have to contend with social networking sites and how they may be used for such announcements. It's a cheaper form of communication, doesn't saddle the recipient with some dolled-up card that he or she has no future use for, and doesn't produce the same amount of pretty trash.
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    Jan 07, 2008 9:30 PM GMT
    Actually this particular friend inadvertently introduced me to a really great way for straight guys to permanently put off gay guys from wanting to fuck them: He texted me saying "hey, would you mind coming round and applying NAIR on my back?". I was pretty grossed out.

    NickOfTheNorth: I read a book by Emily Post recently. It had a wonderful section on what to do if a fraternity brother happens to invite you (being a young lady) into his fraternity house. *genius*.

    Ok.. initial shock over. Sanity restored.
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    Jan 07, 2008 9:35 PM GMT
    can anyone say citizenship?
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    Jan 07, 2008 9:46 PM GMT
    Wait, so did he tell you via a message, or was it just one of those boxes that says "dating," "engaged," "married," and the like? If via a message, was that his form of a wedding announcement? If it was the former, then the man has no propriety or social manners. If it was the latter, then I can understand. After all, it's not much different from a phone call, with an invitation to follow.
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    Jan 07, 2008 9:53 PM GMT
    Yes it was via the change in Status line. I sent him a message coz I thought it was a joke. Apparently not...

    Just so you yanks don't feel too bad... he's Canadian icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 08, 2008 2:45 AM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gif Yes it is sort of breeder male mentality though. Did he know you were gay? He must have if you were real best friends. He might be doing disassociate thing. Do you know the girl? Lots of questions here. Big one is "are you OK?"
    Sean
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    Jan 08, 2008 4:14 AM GMT
    I would think that they could tell you over the phone or in person or by mail. but that is just how i would do it.
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    Jan 08, 2008 4:55 AM GMT
    21bimtl saidcan anyone say citizenship?


    Agreed
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    Jan 08, 2008 5:29 AM GMT
    good luck to him, tim, I hope it works out for the both of them, whatever their reasons.

    xxp
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    Jan 08, 2008 2:06 PM GMT
    One of my best friends got married last year, and I was worried because we did a sort of "trade shocking revelations" thing, where he told me he proposed to his girlfriend and I told him I'm a 'mo. He ended up asking me to be his best man, though, and we've become closer than ever. Wasn't sure how he was going to take me giving him marriage advice and all, but I think I was a damn good best man.
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    Jan 16, 2008 3:32 PM GMT
    novembermike saidOne of my best friends got married last year, and I was worried because we did a sort of "trade shocking revelations" thing, where he told me he proposed to his girlfriend and I told him I'm a 'mo. He ended up asking me to be his best man, though, and we've become closer than ever. Wasn't sure how he was going to take me giving him marriage advice and all, but I think I was a damn good best man.


    Wow, that is a nice story Novembermike. Glad to hear a positive story.
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    Jan 16, 2008 3:35 PM GMT
    Its kind of an interesting way of passing around the info, but a lot of people do see their "pages" online as the hub of personal information and general updates about their lives.