61% of Gay Couples Met Online

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    Mar 01, 2010 7:51 PM GMT


    http://www.planetout.com/hot_topics/2010/02/virtual-love-61-of-gay-couples-met-online.html


    I met some hot guys online and some not so hot. I never had an relationship with someone I met online.I always thought if they are chatting with me they could be chatting with 100 other guys out there.I do like how realjock is not as sexual as alot of other site and is really becoming more and more diverse. You don't have to be a jock to really be on here.

    What worried me about the study is that it said the gays spend too much time on the internet. Sometimes when I'm on the computer I feel like it's draining me. I wonder if old fashion mating is a thing of the past?

    I do know that online life makes the world way smaller and connected than ever. Sometimes it's good and sometimes the other way.
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    Mar 01, 2010 8:27 PM GMT
    silkrock saidhttp://www.planetout.com/hot_topics/2010/02/virtual-love-61-of-gay-couples-met-online.html

    I met some hot guys online and some not so hot. I never had an relationship with someone I met online.I always thought if they are chatting with me they could be chatting with 100 other guys out there.I do like how realjock is not as sexual as alot of other site and is really becoming more and more diverse. You don't have to be a jock to really be on here.

    What worried me about the study is that it said the gays spend too much time on the internet. Sometimes when I'm on the computer I feel like it's draining me. I wonder if old fashion mating is a thing of the past?

    I do know that online life makes the world way smaller and connected than ever. Sometimes it's good and sometimes the other way.

    I met my present and late partners online, and more than half my BFs and tricks. I just see the Internet as another form of social networking. You could also criticize guys who cruise the gay clubs & bars every night, or a hundred years ago spent hours writing to pen pals.

    I just use the Internet as one way to meet guys from all over the world. Many I'll never see in person (nor want to), but many I do, and once we meet, it's no different socially than it's been since the beginning of time. The Internet is just my calling card, not the sole interest in my life.
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    Mar 01, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    silkrock said

    http://www.planetout.com/hot_topics/2010/02/virtual-love-61-of-gay-couples-met-online.html


    I met some hot guys online and some not so hot. I never had an relationship with someone I met online.I always thought if they are chatting with me they could be chatting with 100 other guys out there.I do like how realjock is not as sexual as alot of other site and is really becoming more and more diverse. You don't have to be a jock to really be on here.

    What worried me about the study is that it said the gays spend too much time on the internet. Sometimes when I'm on the computer I feel like it's draining me. I wonder if old fashion mating is a thing of the past?

    I do know that online life makes the world way smaller and connected than ever. Sometimes it's good and sometimes the other way.
    You know it does make sense though. Think of all the regions in the country where gay life is suppressed. These guys have no other ways to meet. They all cant drive a few hours to the closest city.
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    Mar 01, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
    This isn't shocking at all, rather the product of a homophonic, heteronormative environment ALL OF HUMANITY LIVES IN.

    Yes there are places gay men can go and assume a majority of people there are gay (although our local gay establishments are being normativized to the point where it is luck of the draw when one approaches a guy or girl), but that still doesn't change the overwhelming fact that the world operates to a hetero-beat.

    The internet is a recluse for the marginalized voice.
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    Mar 01, 2010 11:06 PM GMT
    I met my first BF on the "net" (well, a BBS back then) before I was out so I definitely think there's something to be said about the safety of anonymity on the net. Since then, though, I've met people I dated: via friends, at the gym, at a gay happy hour in a non-gay bar, at a gay bar, at a public BBQ I hosted... and at a funeral.


    Red_Vespa> You could also criticize guys who cruise the gay clubs & bars every night, or a hundred years ago spent hours writing to pen pals.

    I'm trying to imagine the gay pen pals of the period: "My dear, I'm feeling a bit horny tonight. Can we schedule to have sex some-time next month after a few more pen pal exchanges...?"

    I'm thinking this just might be why cruising was invented.

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    Mar 01, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    I met my partner online, and we just celebrated our 10th anniversary a few months ago.

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    Mar 01, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    Pinny said
    The internet is a recluse for the marginalized voice.


    Or the ugly.
    Or those who don't like bars/clubs.
    Or those who don't live in an urban environment.

    Where one of my high school friends goes to school in VT there is no gay club. If you want to meet people you either have to network with the right people, be involved in organizations what attract gays, or use the internet.
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    Mar 01, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    I met my partner online, we will celebrate 11 years on 3rd of March.
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    Mar 02, 2010 1:29 AM GMT
    ATC84 said
    Pinny said
    The internet is a recluse for the marginalized voice.


    Or the ugly.
    Or those who don't like bars/clubs.
    Or those who don't live in an urban environment.



    Or those who cringe at the term "heteronormative".
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    Mar 02, 2010 2:52 AM GMT
    You should "cringe" at the existence of it, not at its use. It is all a lie.