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    Jan 10, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    I just noticed I've hotlisted 290 guys on here. Wow! This site is overrun with hot guys. However, whenever I go out to the bars and clubs, I very rarely find anybody I'm attracted to. And I live in South Beach! The place where everybody's supposed to be hot! Are all the hot guys just on the internet? If someone were to judge by RJ, they'd say most gay guys are hot. If they were to judge by the local gay bar, they'd say most gay guys aren't. Problem is, most of the guys on the internet live so far away. I just find the disparity between sites like RJ and real life kind of strange.
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    There are 207,000 guys on this site. You say you've hotlisted 290. That is .0014 percent. If you went to a club with one thousand guys there, all things being equal, you would find 1.4 men that you would consider "hot".
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:10 AM GMT
    Sorry to be a spoil-sport here, but maybe it is time for you to swear off the RJ hunks for a while and relearn to appreciate the men around you, when they are not waxed, polished, lit and photoshopped to impress. After a while a smile might attract you, or even, dare I say, personality.
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    Jan 10, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    Very good points, guys. Thanks.
  • Hunter9

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    Jan 10, 2010 10:23 AM GMT
    turbobilly saidThere are 207,000 guys on this site. You say you've hotlisted 290. That is .0014 percent. If you went to a club with one thousand guys there, all things being equal, you would find 1.4 men that you would consider "hot".


    This is faulty logic... you're assuming he has seen 207,000 profiles and hot-listed 290... my guess is he has seen far fewer profiles and thus his hot list ratio is far higher. Oh, and it's not .0014 percent, but 0.14%

    nice try though
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    Jan 10, 2010 10:58 AM GMT
    From the real people, at least that I assume are real and who I have spoken to, yeah, there are tons of hotties in RJ. Way more than in real life.

    Although in the big cities I see that the gay population is more attractive. More like hot guys instead of campy queens, haha.
  • drypin

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    Jan 10, 2010 11:13 AM GMT
    I see an interesting parallel between your observation and an article I just read in Blu - Berlin's gay magazine. the author basically wonders whether "online communities" are destroying the scene.
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    Jan 10, 2010 11:26 AM GMT
    Hunter9 said
    turbobilly saidThere are 207,000 guys on this site. You say you've hotlisted 290. That is .0014 percent. If you went to a club with one thousand guys there, all things being equal, you would find 1.4 men that you would consider "hot".


    This is faulty logic... you're assuming he has seen 207,000 profiles and hot-listed 290... my guess is he has seen far fewer profiles and thus his hot list ratio is far higher. Oh, and it's not .0014 percent, but 0.14%

    nice try though


    You beat me to it. Well played.
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    Jan 10, 2010 11:29 AM GMT
    muscles4muscles saidI just noticed I've hotlisted 290 guys on here. Wow! This site is overrun with hot guys. However, whenever I go out to the bars and clubs, I very rarely find anybody I'm attracted to. And I live in South Beach! The place where everybody's supposed to be hot! Are all the hot guys just on the internet? If someone were to judge by RJ, they'd say most gay guys are hot. If they were to judge by the local gay bar, they'd say most gay guys aren't. Problem is, most of the guys on the internet live so far away. I just find the disparity between sites like RJ and real life kind of strange.



    Did the drugs get em all strung out? It seems here in Az there are so many who drink way to much and want to party even more. This takes a toll on the body....If I know someone who over endulges I am not going to be to friendly anymore. It seems that these harmful substances are more important to them...so guess what...They can have it, but not me!
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    Jan 10, 2010 11:34 AM GMT
    I've heard that people who look good in pictures don't look that great in person and the other way around for ugly people in pictures...
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    Jan 10, 2010 11:36 AM GMT
    lenoxx saidI've heard that people who look good in pictures don't look that great in person and the other way around for ugly people in pictures...


    What's that say about you now....
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    Jan 10, 2010 11:58 AM GMT
    Idk...
  • GQjock

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    Jan 10, 2010 12:12 PM GMT
    It's much easier to project some lustful fantasies on a picture with a few blurbs after a guy's name than it is to someone in real life

    But gee guy, you're a massage therapist in South Beach icon_cool.gif
    You can have a reality show on LOGO my man icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 10, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    LOL. You guys are great. How about you all moving to Miami? icon_biggrin.gif
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 10, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    Mystic_Man said
    muscles4muscles saidI just noticed I've hotlisted 290 guys on here. Wow! This site is overrun with hot guys. However, whenever I go out to the bars and clubs, I very rarely find anybody I'm attracted to. And I live in South Beach! The place where everybody's supposed to be hot! Are all the hot guys just on the internet? If someone were to judge by RJ, they'd say most gay guys are hot. If they were to judge by the local gay bar, they'd say most gay guys aren't. Problem is, most of the guys on the internet live so far away. I just find the disparity between sites like RJ and real life kind of strange.



    Did the drugs get em all strung out? It seems here in Az there are so many who drink way to much and want to party even more. This takes a toll on the body....If I know someone who over endulges I am not going to be to friendly anymore. It seems that these harmful substances are more important to them...so guess what...They can have it, but not me!




    I totally agree with this statement! A gay bar is yet another subgroup, just like RJ, that is not indicative of the Gay Population as a whole. A heavy lean towards smoking, drugs, and alcohol is pervasive in this type of group. Not too many guys that take care of themselves can go out night after night after night. The real guys with careers, family obligations, boyfriends, and a different value system, might not be going to the bar very often.

    I can say, however, that the local guys that I do know from this site are honestly some of the best looking guys in this area. They are far from being average looking and their looks should be considered an anomaly rather than the norm.
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    Jan 10, 2010 4:55 PM GMT
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    Hunter9 said
    turbobilly saidThere are 207,000 guys on this site. You say you've hotlisted 290. That is .0014 percent. If you went to a club with one thousand guys there, all things being equal, you would find 1.4 men that you would consider "hot".


    This is faulty logic... you're assuming he has seen 207,000 profiles and hot-listed 290... my guess is he has seen far fewer profiles and thus his hot list ratio is far higher. Oh, and it's not .0014 percent, but 0.14%

    nice try though


    You beat me to it. Well played.


    Duh......icon_redface.gif
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    Jan 10, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    bernd saidSorry to be a spoil-sport here, but maybe it is time for you to swear off the RJ hunks for a while and relearn to appreciate the men around you, when they are not waxed, polished, lit and photoshopped to impress. After a while a smile might attract you, or even, dare I say, personality.


    Hear Hear!

    I couldn't have said it better myself!
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    Jan 10, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    lenoxx saidI've heard that people who look good in pictures don't look that great in person and the other way around for ugly people in pictures...


    True. That is very true. Especially the pictures that have been professionally touched up
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    Jan 10, 2010 5:00 PM GMT
    bernd saidSorry to be a spoil-sport here, but maybe it is time for you to swear off the RJ hunks for a while and relearn to appreciate the men around you, when they are not waxed, polished, lit and photoshopped to impress. After a while a smile might attract you, or even, dare I say, personality.


    BINGO!!!!
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    Jan 10, 2010 5:06 PM GMT
    I have had crushes on people I initially found unattractive. I think many of us, some of us, don't realized that what we THINK we are looking for is a watered down generic idea of attractive, a popular view I would say. But once you take time to get to know the people around you, you will be surprised how a lot of the people there begin to look more acceptable and you might fined what you are REALLY looking for in one of them. And also a more realistic view of yourself if I may mention.

    (basically everything bernd said... LOL)
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    Jan 10, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    And since the OP has not hot listed me, i assume that i am one of those ugly bastards at the bar?....
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    Jan 10, 2010 5:36 PM GMT
    wow - only been to South Beach a couple of times - but the men there were hot allright - maybe they have been partying a lot.
    I don't go to bars, have never been any good in them and would rather go to the gym or play a sport or do an outdoor activity. Many men who are into the gym and eating properly etc. may not be regulars at the bars and clubs.
    I used to live in NYC and most guys didn't even show up at the bars till 11pm. If you go too early you'll see a completely different crowd.
    Anyway - if you're interested in sports or outdoors stuff, you might do something with a gay group as a different way to meet guys.
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    Jan 10, 2010 5:43 PM GMT
    bernd saidSorry to be a spoil-sport here, but maybe it is time for you to swear off the RJ hunks for a while and relearn to appreciate the men around you, when they are not waxed, polished, lit and photoshopped to impress. After a while a smile might attract you, or even, dare I say, personality.


    Like the former Mrs Ritchie said ...... Strike a Pose icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 10, 2010 5:51 PM GMT
    You kind of already explaned it yourself. members frm RJ are frm all over the wrld so as a lump sum you have a total package of muscular, fit, athletic men who have joined a site where the name is somewhat descriptive. I'm sure everyone could say at there local watering hole while there might be a handful of "hot,beautiful men" It's not the entire bar. Let me ask you this tho. While you've hot listed so many guys is it just a physical, visual attraction or have you chatted w/ some of these guys and think there hot for who they are? Sometimes UGLY comes in a beautiful package.
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    Jan 10, 2010 5:52 PM GMT
    Aggieboy saidAnd since the OP has not hot listed me, i assume that i am one of those ugly bastards at the bar?....



    hahaha, that was funny.
    and just showed the ridicule of it all.