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.
"Federal spending as a part of GDP has actually gone down under Obama more than 4%.
At the same time, so many private companies are dependent on federal spending. So many salaries are paid by the government, monies that go on to pay for…"
My two 30-something sons tape a cable show called Penn & Teller: Bullshit! and I watch an episode every so often when I'm in the mood for something humorous and a bit risqué. I just watched the latest which was on the subject of profanity.Personally, I make a great distinction between profanity (as in using the Lord's name in vain) and vulgarity (as in using offensive or rude words).Generally I will say "Rats!" when something happens like I drop something. Even though this word is old…See More
"It sounds like, at a fundamental level, your sleep quality is lacking. You say you sleep, but wake up exhausted and unable to function.
Yes, time. Yes, daylight. Yes alarm clocks, yes, yes. But it all boils down to waking up because you're…"
"1. The US economy is not a household budget. Some principles do apply to both, but overall - comparing them, even as an analogy, fails on several levels.
2. Absolutely, the debt should be dealt with. Growing faster afterwards is possible...…"
"Makes some sense. If you overspend yourself into credit card debt ... cutting-up the credit cards cuts your effective income, and using your actual income to pay it off reduces does so further. Less to spend because you already spent…"