Archive for October, 2010

Dating Advice For The Gay People

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

As part of the GLBT community it can be difficult to date. It really doesn’t have to be a nightmare though, there are plenty of great, safe, ideas out there. Here are just a few tips for the gay community when it comes to dating.

Meeting People

The GLBT community has grown and become much more open in the last decade. It’s now much easier to find functions and events that cater to the community. Finding clubs and bars that cater to the gay community is easier than ever. Pride festivals are held all over the world, and you can even find events and fairs that are devoted to the GLBT community. These are all great options for meeting others.

Another option for those who live in rural areas with no night scene is to find a dating website devoted to alternative lifestyles. Many of the bigger websites have listing options for gays and lesbians. You can also find sites devoted specifically to gay men or lesbians. This is a good way to meet friends and potential future dates without having to drive out of town to the closest gay club.

Going Out

These same events and clubs are great ideas for dates. Unfortunately safety is still an issue for the gay community in many parts of the world. It’s much safer to go on a date in a place that is open and accepting. You can find many gay and lesbian friendly joints with a simple internet search. For a first date though it’s a good idea to avoid your regular hang out. If all your friends show up on your first date, this isn’t the most romantic notion and can ruin the date before it begins.

Dating Advice For The Older Man

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Dating as an older man can be frustrating. Most of the dating sites are marketed towards the 20 or 30 something crowd, and there aren’t many singles events that someone older than 30 would really feel comfortable at.

Finding Dates

Finding people your age will be much easier if you know where to look. You can find plenty of online dating sites that cater to those in their 40s, 50s, or 60s. This is a better option than signing up for a site that is geared towards the younger population. It also helps to meet people your age. As much as a younger generation may sound, you will have different values and morals, and will be in a much different place in your life.

It’s not uncommon for younger women to sign up for profiles looking for older men. Many of them assume an older man will have money, and aren’t always interested in a relationship. Sticking to a site geared towards folks your age will help you avoid this.

Going Out

When you are planning a date it’s important to consider where you will go. Going to a night club if you are older is probably not a good idea. It will end up being a nightmare for both of you. Some great date ideas are the theater, a romantic dinner, or anything that you are able to talk and enjoy each others company. Avoid places that are popular for teens or young adults, as this will be loud and uncomfortable for both of you.