Tag Archives: gay

Adventures in Online Dating: Tinder Honesty

Being a gay guy living in a city like Tallahassee, dating was a struggle. My enthusiastic personality, ambition and not being picky per se but looking for certain qualities was stifling and off putting to some guys. “Nice” and “sweet” were words used to describe me, but where were “sexy,” “charming” and all those other […]

Wake-Up Call Wednesday: Dating & Facebook

Wake-Up Call Wednesday! We never like someone more romantically by friending them on Facebook. We start making assumptions and perceiving them in a different way than organically getting to know them. I embrace holding off from friending them until we’ve reached solid ground. We may never be on solid ground, but at least they aren’t […]

Three Years! My Coming Out Anniversary

This month I’ve reached my three year anniversary of being out of the closet as gay and three years feels like a truly special place personally. For the past few months the thought often toyed around my mind of how I’ve never talked to my maternal grandmother about being gay, even though I’ve had conversations with […]

A Spark? The Beginning of Passion?

In my touch of bold nature I have a history of being straightforward with my romantic intentions. I love the idea of meeting someone, saying you’re interested and then going on a date. Easy as 1,2,3. Just that happened a few weeks ago. I worked an event midsummer and met a guy named Stan (for […]

Flirty Friday 7/5/13

“Flirty Friday” – weekly Friday dating and relationship inspiration as you head into the weekend. “Never make a decision out of fear!” Fight for what you want and who you want and have a full on affair with life where you can say, “Things didn’t work out sometimes, but I went for it! I WENT […]

A Return to. . .

Today marks the beginning of the second half of the year and what strikes the beginning of my senior year. I walk forward into the last round of college and think back on junior year. Within this last year, I changed my job and transitioned once again while at the same company. I served on […]

Happily Single

I sat on the Emerald Coast beach on the way back from a weekend trip to my hometown. A close friend and her boyfriend frolicked in the water together as I laid on a blue towel taking in the setting. I watched as these two people I know, and who genuinely care about each other […]

Flirty Friday 6/7/13

“Flirty Friday” – weekly Friday dating and relationship inspiration as you head into the weekend. We’re going to be out on the town, meet someone and exchange numbers. Those first few texts are difficult, because you don’t want to come off really crazy or too intense. But let’s face it – who you are is […]

Hump Day Flirt Day 5/29/13

It’s not “Flirty Friday,” but here is some hump day dating and relationship inspiration as you get through the week. The beauty behind love is we never know when that great story defining our love life will begin. It might be when we’re young and wreckless, or the older years when we can enjoy our time […]

Flirty Friday 5/10/13

“Flirty Friday” – weekly Friday dating and relationship inspiration as you head into the weekend. It’s not always about the conversation you have with someone. It’s about the subtext. The eye gazes. The smiles. The body language. The tones y’all use. Don’t settle for someone you simply have a great conversation with. Go for the subtext too. […]