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(Slate)   Straight men are more depressed than gay men, because gay men don't have to listen to their wife nag constantly   ( divider line
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3787 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Feb 2013 at 3:18 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-02 05:35:06 AM  
2 votes:
As someone who has gay, my experience is that gay men (and lesbians) use their sexuality to deflect criticism. Straight people get told to shut up and stop acting silly, LGBT people get tolerated.

//I dated some neurotic guys, who only really needed to be told to just stop acting like biatches.
2013-02-02 03:43:44 AM  
2 votes:

sno man: My Brother-in-law's hubby is way more needy than either of my wives have been...

Wouldn't your BIL's husband be... your brother?
2013-02-02 11:07:54 AM  
1 vote:

/or ''he's'', depending on your straight-ness...
2013-02-02 07:25:03 AM  
1 vote:
Gay dudes put out.
2013-02-02 07:22:10 AM  
1 vote:

tinfoil-hat maggie: Oh, goddess you are just too cute I wanna adopt you : )
/Really I hope everything work out okay.

So the distance sucks but I've discovered that it affords me one unique opportunity, to write Andrea love letters and love poems. A few months ago I was even able to find a quill-fountain pen and ink well so I could write them properly. It takes about an hour to write what takes ten minutes to type, but it's worth it because I know the letters make her feel special.
I've also found that when we are together I really like helping her around the house, or running errands or whatever, as opposed to being willing to help when asked or doing things when they have to be done. There's a joy in helping out (because I know it helps her and makes her happy) that I've not felt before in past relationships with. How I feel with her is simply incomparable to how I felt with my HS sweetheart* and gf after college, regardless of how in love I was then.  I have no doubt that we'll be together and madly in love for the rest of our lives. And it will be so fun, when we are 81 to tell people that we have been together for 75 years.
Heh, in HS my gf suggested that I ask Andrea out to Senior Prom, since she had been friends with Andrea longer than I had known her, and knew I had asked Andrea out many, many times (all unsuccessfully). So wit my gf's blessing I asked Andrea to prom, to which she of course said no, and then I went with my gf; though the four of us went together. Kinda funny.

And just for fun, here's a pic from when we were trying to figure out where the camera was in a photo-booth. I ended up being able to use this picture inside a heart shaped locket I gave her for Xmas

\may be hard to believe, but in these posts I've been toning things down.
\\we really believe we are soulmates, which is odd for a doctor and engineer to feel, especially since we would have (and probably did) scoff at the idea years ago.
2013-02-02 06:47:39 AM  
1 vote:

Uchiha_Cycliste: tinfoil-hat maggie: Uchiha_Cycliste: tinfoil-hat maggie: Uchiha_Cycliste: log_jammin: Uchiha_Cycliste: On that note, when it just says gay, do we automatically exclude lesbians?

when I hear "gay" it's either a lesbian or a gay man. Burt for some reason when I hear "homosexual" i think "gay man" but never a lesbian.  I don't know why.

Interesting I would have considered the common lexicon to interpret things the opposite way gay - >men and homosexual -> men/women.

What does everyone else think?

I agree I often at say a bar say I'm gay and well no one confuses me with a gay man and I've heard it often from others as well it's just easier than saying everything else.

do *you* consider gay and homosexual to be 100% interchangeable or do you think the words have different connotations?   Do they have a different feel to you? Is one more casual and easier to say or use?

Well saying gay is easier and yea I guess I do but granted I'm really bi or bi-sexual although really I learned some time ago I was pan-sexual. So well for me in passing it's easier to say I'm gay but yea it's leaving a lot out right?

I get ya. I self-identify as straight but really occasionally have bi attractions... saying straight is just much easier. And unfortunately in some scenarios the only "right" answer to that question.

\ain't family grand?

No worries Kinsey scale and all that, I really do believe most people are at least somewhat bi.. I mean well let's leave out girls I've known but the gay gay's a good many of them experimented with women, hell I know a few guy's that do even almost on the down low. Life is weird embrace it well before it bites you in the ass ; )
2013-02-02 05:37:00 AM  
1 vote:

Wolf892: I go to school with three gay guys, and they seem stupid happy all the time...I wish I had that kind of joy in my life....gahhhhhh.

who would have thought that not worrying about pregnancy and periods made such a big deal?
2013-02-02 03:49:54 AM  
1 vote:

SpdrJay: Speaking as a bi-guy, I can attest to the fact that relationships with BOTH sexes are equally filled with BS and issues.

The whole thing is nonsensical to me. Sex is great and all, but it's not "I'm going to go insane because of it,' great and all.
2013-02-02 03:47:26 AM  
1 vote:
Speaking as a bi-guy, I can attest to the fact that relationships with BOTH sexes are equally filled with BS and issues.
2013-02-02 03:41:01 AM  
1 vote:
I have known more than one gay person in my life, and I am quite positive that the statisticals pretty much average out between homo and hetero.
2013-02-02 03:33:36 AM  
1 vote:
I was at work, and a bunch of straight guy were biatching about female dating behaviors, and a femme gay man that worked there threw something in.

I think most of the straight men there including me, were wearing the subtext on our faces, 'true, but this is coming from a gay man'.

Then he said something like, 'at least I get laid', but in a nice way.

Considering that most of the men there were single, he probably had a valid point.
2013-02-02 03:27:58 AM  
1 vote:
FtA: "The sample size of 87 was relatively small, and the respondents were drawn via online ads and word of mouth, likely producing a selection bias "

Sound Legit.
2013-02-02 12:20:04 AM  
1 vote:
You know, a friend of mine says that a polygamist - a man with two wives - explained that it's "like cats".

If you have one cat, it'll never leave you alone.

Two cats? They interact with each-other.

Swore he hadn't had a conversation about drapes in 13 years.
2013-02-02 12:16:50 AM  
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2013-02-02 12:07:59 AM  
1 vote:

sno man: *bull*cough*shiat*
My Brother-in-law's hubby is way more needy than either of my wives have been...

My best friend is gay, and to hear him talk about his partner I'd swear he was married to a woman.
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