Chadwick Moore’s article Love in the time of Tinder: What I Learned From a Month of Dates in Out Magazine’s “Love Issue” caught my eye. With Valentine’s Day two weeks away I thought the article might be a downer for those hopeless romantics looking for love in the age of phone apps, but it made me laugh reading through his 21 Tinder dates in New York City.
Maybe the German word schniedrefreude applies here but for those who may be looking for love Moore’s article is certain to make you feel better, knowing all those awkward / painful dates are more the norm and less to do with you.
Are you a Daddy or do you have Daddy-issues? The gay dating app, Daddyhunt has a web series that includes seven one and a half minute episodes combined into one video. The video follows a budding romance between two neighbors that starts after a case of mistaken identity.
The Daddyhunt video campaign is sexy and a great way to help build their brand through viral marketing. If you have 10 minutes, check it out. You can learn more about the Daddyhunt app here.
As part of their 150th anniversary celebration of the popular Valentine’s Day candy, Sweethearts, has featured gay couple, Jack & George, who have been together since they first met in 1961.
Hats off to the parent company of Sweethearts, NECCO, for featuring Jack & George and letting them share their story as par of their 150th anniversary celebration contest for people to share their “sweet stories”. You can enter the contest by visiting their website, shareyoursweetstory.com.
“I’ve been dating since I was fifteen. I’m exhausted. Where is he?”
– Charlotte York, Sex in the City
Even though there are more ways to connect with people than ever before, it seems like it is harder than ever to remain connected. David Artavia’s article 10 Signs He’s Worth a Second Date on GayGuys.com caught my eye and I thought I’d share it with readers who may be frustrated with the dating scene.
While all of David’s “signs” make sense, the three that resonated with me are:
3 – You’re laughing authentically
5 – There’s something about him you want to see again
8 – You don’t want to leave
10 Signs He’s Worth a Second Date
My friend and fellow Boston blogger, David from WGB, posted this video last month. I thought I’d share the video on my blog today since many of us are prone to making New Year’s resolutions.
Nick & Justin from Pittsburgh via instagram.com/justinick_pgh
Earlier this month NewNowNext.com wrote about redditor, AxisXT, who wrote about how nervous he is about public displays of affection with his boyfriend; due in part because of where he lives. Even living most of my life in a socially progressive part of the United States, I could relate. I’ve been threatened before, and I know guys who have been beaten up – sadly, not everyone is on board with the mantra, Live and Let Live.
AxisXT wrote in his reddit post:
So me and my boyfriend have been dating for almost 9 months. I really love him and enjoy spending time with him. He’s really affectionate and I love it! But I get so nervous when he nudges me to extend my hand when we are walking in public or when he lightly drums on the table at a restaurant until I give him my hand. I’m perfectly fine when we are alone! Although I do still get nervous when we are having sex.
I’m the top and I have no idea what to do most of the time. But that’s beside the point. I just came to terms with being a bisexual male and he is my first boyfriend, so that may be a reason I get so nervous? I was wondering if you guys have any tips? I live in the deep south (Florida) and being open and myself makes me nervous. (I’m so sorry in advance if I posted this in the wrong place.)
Responses on Reddit were positive (which is good to read). Evan Ross Katz from NewNowNext.com encouraged the young man to be open and candid about his reservations with his boyfriend and reminded him that coming out is a process.
Posts like this remind me: 1 – how lucky I am to live where I do; and 2 – how important it is for all of us to be visible in our communities. While AxisXT may never be comfortable with PDA, I’m sure seeing a gay couple holding hands would make him feel more comfortable in his surroundings.
Sunday, November 8th is the 11th Annual Same Love, Same Rights® Boston LGBT Wedding Expo. If you’re contemplating getting hitched or are engaged, you may want to head over to the Sheraton Commander overlooking the Cambridge Common Park in Harvard Square.
Same Love, Same Rights Boston LGBT Wedding Expo
Sunday, November 8th from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Sheraton Commander Hotel at 16 Garden St. in Cambridge