Why are you here?

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    Feb 02, 2008 8:48 AM GMT
    question kinda speaks for itself but I'll elaborate still.

    Why are you on RJ? Are you here looking for hookups? Do you come here for the fitness tips/info? Maybe it's just the forums. Or are you here to further your career as a stalker lol.


    Me, I have multiple reasons.

    1: Having just come out this year, I don't have connections to the gay community and hope to gain a few friends that I can talk to who (possibly) know where I am comming from.

    2: I am HORRIBLY outa shape. This isn't my personal opinion, this is fact. Here I can get tips on how to go about getting into the athletic shape I have always dreamed of. I am TIRED of saying "I wish I looked like that hottie" and am ready to DO something to make that wish a reality.

    3: My parole officer told me I'm only allowed to stalk people if I can't actually get at them physically icon_wink.gif . I figured that most of the guys here could toss me around if I get too close for comfort...in fact I would welcome some tossing around icon_wink.gif !

    4: I like people.
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    Feb 02, 2008 11:15 AM GMT
    I joined to network with like minded guys. Before I joined I could tell that RJ had a true focus and feel for fitness. Mainly, I want to expand my circle of friends. I'm not into the hookup scene. The forums here on RJ have become some of my favorite web reading.

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    Feb 02, 2008 3:57 PM GMT
    Making friends and networking.

    Fitness Tips and inspiration.

    Sharing ideas and getting to know people.

    And, sure...a date would be cool. icon_lol.gif Baltimore is a pretty small town, with not a lot going on for gay men other than a handful of bars. It'd be nice if I could find some other guys in the area, around my age, who are into fitness and healthy living.
  • ShawnTX

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    Feb 02, 2008 4:06 PM GMT
    I originally joined RJ for fitness, workout tips, inspiration, motivation, etc. I'm addicted to it because of the forums and all the great guys on here.
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    Feb 02, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    l signed up because of tip's on fitness and to look at the hunky one's on here like everyone else does!

    l do not like Big Muscles as that is not a turn on at all for me nor a big whazoo (been there done it)!

    Guy's with nice bodies are nice to compare and who knows maybe meet a few Friendly faces.


    l don't need a boyfriend or a shag either l have one!



    LOL
  • geebus

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    Feb 02, 2008 4:12 PM GMT
    I originally joined to look at the profiles of all the hotties, now I stay on to read intelligent discussions on "gay" topics so to speak. That and make friends ^_^
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    Feb 02, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    Yes sorry l forgot to mention the interesting and un interesting topic's.
  • art_smass

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    Feb 02, 2008 4:33 PM GMT
    Despite the fact that I've worked in the fitness business part-time since 1986, I don't have a lot of fit friends. It's nice to talk to guys who are on the same wavelength as me.
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    Feb 02, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    1. i'm in a committed relationship but i still love some eye candy.

    2. great motivation for staying in shape - tips, etc

    3. most importantly reading views, keeping in touch with the community. seeing what this diverse community is thinking and saying. it's just great "seeing" all of us out there in the world. even though i won't speak to most rjer's, it feels empowering and not as lonesome.
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    Feb 02, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    Originally joined toe gawk at the hotties and to see it i gan get in their pants (being honest here)...stayed because i realized that the hotties r actually VERY good people that have loads of intelligence and alot to offer in terms of advice and just plain ole good conversation...so now the people i wanted to get in bed wiht only have become the people i'd like to have as friends (either romantic or platonic)
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    Feb 02, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    To waste time reading forums, for motivation, and maybe get to know some nice guys but it's nice to spend some time on a site were I'm not constantly bombarded with cocks and ass. Yes, we all love them but very few are so unique or special that they need to be displayed for all the world to see. It's nice to be on a site that gives the impression that gay guys can be more than just deviant sex fiends even if it is just an impression icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 02, 2008 6:13 PM GMT
    This online community is filled with really attractive men. I'd like to meet some of them.
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    Feb 02, 2008 9:08 PM GMT
    I originally came to the site cuz the ads kept popping up on my MySpace (and the guys were hott) lol

    Then I saw what it was like and kept coming back. It gave me something to do and some really cool people (from ALL over) to talk to when I had just moved from home....

    Q
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    Feb 02, 2008 9:13 PM GMT
    In the very earliest days of AOL, the talk in the chat rooms wasn't much about sex or hookups because there were maybe 2 rooms for gay men and everyone was from some very distant place...so we talked about everything else...life, politics, art, culture, and just silly stuff. It was fun.

    This site is like that one used to be, only the men are better-looking and smarter than those guys were.
  • maximumrisk

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    Feb 02, 2008 9:24 PM GMT
    I joined the site because I wanted some hot guys for sex.

    I stayed because I found friends instead and learned to use this site in a better way then just hooking up.

    Thx to the RJ Team for the great work.
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    Feb 03, 2008 12:05 AM GMT
    Originally for the eye candy factor definitely! However I have too become addicted to these forums, these quality of the guys, the banter, the out loud laughs I get throughout the day, the connections I continue to make and of course the information/tips on working out as well as maintaining a healthy life style from everyday guys that are here!

    Thanks RJ'ers!!!!
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    Feb 03, 2008 12:12 AM GMT
    I like looking at the pictures and profiles, but I mainly like to read the forums. For me it would be the same reason I would go out to a bar or something .. to people watch 'cause I don't really drink [alcohol].

    I have met ZERO people from here but it would be nice to meet someone from here. There are several guys that interest me on here and I correspond with them sometime.

    I have ZERO interest in using this as a hook up site.
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    Feb 03, 2008 12:15 AM GMT
    I googled "Gay jock" and "gay sport" and found the site.

    I signed up hoping to find dates, but I stayed because it reminds me that there ARE fit, sexy, attractive, and smart gay guys out there in the world who have a wide variety of interests and outlooks, some of whom I hope to meet soon in SF, once I settle there.
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    Feb 03, 2008 12:27 AM GMT
    outdoorathlete saidI googled "Gay jock" and "gay sport" and found the site.

    I signed up hoping to find dates, but I stayed because it reminds me that there ARE fit, sexy, attractive, and smart gay guys out there in the world who have a wide variety of interests and outlooks, some of whom I hope to meet soon in SF, once I settle there.


    Hello fellow San Franciscan! Nice to meetcha!! ;)
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    Feb 03, 2008 12:31 AM GMT
    Hey 1972, yes, we'll be grabbing coffee or heading out for a run when I get down there. This work visa stuff sucks!
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    Feb 03, 2008 12:32 AM GMT
    outdoorathlete saidHey 1972, yes, we'll be grabbing coffee or heading out for a run when I get down there. This work visa stuff sucks!


    YAY!! WooHoo!

    However the rest of that statement I will refrain from making any kind of joking comment!! HeeHee!!
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    Feb 03, 2008 12:33 AM GMT
    Fitness!
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    Feb 03, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    I'm here for the fitness tips, the people, and the depth and expanse of topics that I can't find anywhere else.

    I love this forum.
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    Feb 03, 2008 2:51 AM GMT
    bwg77 saidTo waste time reading forums, for motivation, and maybe get to know some nice guys but I want to waste my time on a site were I'm not constantly bombarded with cocks and ass. Yes, we all love them but very few are so unique or special that they need to be displayed for all the world to see. It's nice to be on a site that gives the impression that gay guys can be more than just deviant sex fiends even if it is just an impression icon_smile.gif


    Yeah, I'm with bwg here. It's one of the best features of this site. In fact, I wish it was mandatory that everybody had to have face pictures and be verified! But in the absence of that, it's great to have a site with pictures of people's faces and bodies and no arses and balls. Yeah, I'm gay, but they're just not that interesting.

    I mean look at bwg. I'd rather see that cute smiling face anyday!
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    Feb 03, 2008 3:51 AM GMT
    I don't have much connection to a gay circle of people and I'm at a point in my life were I'm coming out and need to develop gay friends. I wanted to be more fit and know that part of acheiving this is surrounding myself with people who are into fitness and athletics themselves.

    I enjoy reading profiles, participating in forums and emailing with the great guys I've seen on RJ. I love getting email and plan to develop a network of email buddies who I can eventually meet by traveling. I've already met three RJ members. Looking forward to meeting many more.