- How early do you talk the talk?
When starting a relationship, the elephant in the room is almost always a gay man's HIV status and protection measures. The question now, how soon should you address this concern?
As gay men proactively take care of their health, most gay dating sites carry the burden for the sake of their members. It's not uncommon for apps and websites to ask you about your status. You may or may not disclose, but at least you're well aware that the singles you're going to meet can be vocal, too.
In case you're living under a rock, here's a little backgrounder on hookup culture. It is when you put committed relationships on a back burner in favour of unattached sexual encounters.
If you're a gay man looking for some long-term connections, you'll find the hookup culture quite bothersome. On gay hookup sites, members have a one-track mind. They're not in it for the small talk because all they want is a good time.
It's kind of like high school when you flirted and hooked up with almost everyone. As a minority, it seems like you know everyone and anyone date-worthy.
Fortunately, other gay dating sites like Growlr go beyond your immediate vicinity in search of a match if you wish.
So, how do gay dating sites work?