I think the key is background creating barriers, not you. The men in my family have been utterly homophobic my entire life, but my mom (who raised me when my dad dropped out of the picture) was friends with several gay men, so I never thought…"
"I find making real friends with other guys almost impossible, never mind what their sexual orientation is.
All of my current real-life male relationships really fall in the "acquaintance" category, even though I've known some of them…"
"Men choose friends for many reasons - some men have had more choices then others. I don't spend time with men that think I'm great - want me to listen to them about their home life, wife, kids - but get squeamish…"
"Most of my real friends are straight. Most didn't know me when I came out ( that was a long time ago.) I am not in the closet in the least. I guess I am lucky. I will say that most of my friends are well educated - perhaps that…"
"This is a very complex issue, and my answer is going to be commensurate with that complexity.
- Homosexuality is a specific sexual orientation. It is an innate trait. Gay is a cultural affinity that is over-layed on many people within the…"
"As with all things, i think it has a lot to do with the individual person. I do have one gay friend who is a "Flamer" (his own words, and even that may be too mild a description), and i just find him entertaining. I have another who I was…"
"Gay men (who act "gay" in the stereotypical sitcom way) remind me of the type of women that I don't care for too much. Straight men with few exceptions don't care for that stuff. Men tolerate it from women because of ... well, ya…"
"That is a problem with many gay men that I've known. Just as women have difficulty in having platonic friendships with straight men gay men have the same difficulty with other gay men. Common denominator? Sex pure and…"
"Actually, no. Most of my friends who are gay, were already out when I met them. Now, perhaps, I'm a statistical outlier, but I don't care!
One of my friends is the father in a house of practicing witches.…"
"I totally hear you. I could be labeled as a 'gay man'. Sometimes, I find it difficult to be friends with other men in general. I know that I am a fickle creature, and tend to run away at the slightest scare.
"Yeah let's not pretend like it's entirely altruistic. It's a transaction wherein there is a mutual exchange of cost and benefits. And we all know that it's easy come / easy go. If / when it's no longer beneficial to the US,…"
"People often refer to Krav Maga like it's this super micraculous unbeatable system that will make you invicible.
The reality is that Krav Maga can be good but it all depends on the quality of the instructor and his training methods. IMO most…"
"I'm 5'5" about 140 lbs. soaking wet. Because I live in Taiwan, there's not a soul I fear, as I'm about average size here. But I remember working in a gym as a personal trainer (working mainly on clients looking…"
""Rebekah I think most self-defense classes for women-and men-, but for women in particular are worthless because they are not nearly violent enough."
It's true. IMO, a self-defense program isn't super useful if it doesn't…"
"Watch the free stuff. You'll see if you like it. Even watching the The Ultimate Fighter reality show (which has thankfully gotten much more tasteful over the past few seasons) is pretty itneresting to see how they train and prepare for fights.…"
""What channel is the UFC on?"
Depends. Pay-per-views are online or through your TV provider, free fights are online and on Fox.
I usually just watch highlights or *cough*streams*cough* after the fact because I can't bring…"
"If you're still in good shape, why not go to an MMA gym and try it out? If you can box and you can wrestle then a little bit of light sparring could be fun! You'd probably take the young guys by surprise!
And yes, I too…"