My best friend just got engaged a few months ago, and of course I'm happy for him. Like other posters and their past experiences, I've already started hanging out less and less, which I understand…Continue
"That's a bit simplistic, Rick. Yes, while the more people you meet, the more chance you'll find a guy who can or will be great friends, just being "social" doesn't mean you're friends with someone. See other posts in…"
"Hey, I know how you feel, man.
I think talking to other guys, especially those we consider our friends, how much they mean to us is something that we're scared of doing, for all the reasons that other people have said. But I think it's…"
"Agree with all the replies above. It's not a right or wrong issue. It's very nice of you but not necessary. However, you'll definitely score points with the girl. She'll definitely appreciate his fiance having thoughtful friends…"
"I agree with you. If an event must be called off because of an un-expected circumstances it is up to the person who's been affected by those un-expected circumstances.
@James -- Will is right as well. This isn't an issue of right or…"
"Actually, James, can you be more specific? Like Rockeman said, it depends. If he said it was fine for you to hang out, and you offered -- that's extremely generous of you and that makes you a wonderful friend. My two cents."
I recently made a post awhile back, about how my best friend recently just got engaged too. I see where you're coming from. If I were you, I would have loved to hang out with him, but I also understand that he has other priorities. I…"
My best friend just got engaged a few months ago, and of course I'm happy for him. Like other posters and their past experiences, I've already started hanging out less and less, which I understand and am okay with.We had planned to do something, just us two guys, this weekend. But his fiance's brother (i.e., his future brother-in-law) is coming over from across the country to stay with his sister. Even though my friend and I had something planned, I told him that he should spend more time with…See More
"Gaybashing (going out to kick the shit out of gays just for the fun of it) was so common in the 80s and 90s that comedians used to joke about it on TV.Well that's pretty vague and doesn't include any measurable way of verifying just how…"
""And even in the most liberal city in Sweden, the residents of a poor impoverished ghetto are still going to beat up gays just because they can, regardless of whether some "pride hashtag" is trending on Twitter or not."
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""There haven't been any real, measurable social changes beyond the legal victories such as the legalization of same-sex marriage - beyond that nothing has really changed in any measurable way beyond the "bandwagon" that people…"
""And regardless, most "right-wingers" aren't keen on the state meddling in the business of what people do in their own bedroom, and this isn't something that's really changed. While openly identifying as "gay and…"
"find East Indian/Hindu culture absolutely repugnant. Polytheism. Sacred animals. Child prostitutes. WORLD POWER BY 2020. It's all either against my core beliefs or annoying.
That's a very inaccurate descriptor of "Hinduism" - the…"
""I fail to see how identification based on shared values or universal qualities such as human identity would qualify as identity politics; identity politics by definition I believe refers to tribalistic or segregationist political identities…"