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…"
"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.
"I would have to agree with what Chuck and David said. People are people and if you get along and become friends then you do. If not then find new people. There are some out there that have major concerns or issues…"
"I have a few gay friends. The main thing I found was I had to gently let them know I did not care about their orientation. For the most part I thought they where and just let things ride until they said something and had that look on…"
"It's been that way ever since the TV networks started the live gavel to gavel coverage of the confabs back in the 1950s. Anyway, both conventions were nothing more than the anointing of the chosen one. Both candidates benefited…"
"Disclaimer. I've never used online dating.
But it seems to me that the way people interact online has changed. The long introduction once favoured by the match.com and similar sites which lets people match up a bunch of stuff seems to have…"
"To start, the Aperos:
At the beginning, there was only the Aperos, a realm of reality beyond the what the five senses of men easily know. It is shaped not by winds or rains, but by the wills of those who can interact with it. Without input it is…"
Mythopoeia is defined as "the making of myths". In this thread, right here, right now, let us make a collaborative mythology, because why not.We can add little post to it, and keeping developing it for as long as some of us remain interested. See More
"You can't help someone who doesn't want to be helped. Protect your boys. Let her know you're there to help if she needs it. Otherwise ... you might as well mind your own business. She's not going to listen…"
My ex has been dating an alcoholic abusive policemen on and off for about 4 years. After she sued him for damages related to an injury from his drunken rage, they parted ways for a year and a half but now appear to be back together. She is keeping him away from our sons (now 11 and 13) but her personality changes a lot when they are together. She disconnects maternally from our sons and becomes combative to me and her family of origin. Unless there is some trauma to boys, I don’t have good…See More