Better safe than sorry! Using apps like Scruff, Grindr and Hornet is your way to tap into the gay scene of wherever you are and find secret gay bars, underground parties, and other events. As a word of warning, if you are traveling somewhere where LGBT rights are not great, make sure you get a secure VPN on your phone to protect your privacy and, in some places, unblock these apps.
Elevating the game is Taimi, a newcomer designed for gay men seeking real connections. We also love that Taimi is focussed on the security and safety of its users with special verification and authentication systems to keep fake accounts out. There is nothing worse than a professional catfish right?
And there is also the possibility of creating groups where users can launch discussions, organize events, cooperate and collaborate with NGOs. This is the social network aspect and we are obsessed with it. There is also a collaboration with the Trevor Project meaning users can contact Trevor immediately from their profiles and the possibility of making video calls, meaning Taimi is one of the best gay apps currently out there! So get downloading now to form quality connections, stay safe and share without being judged! As you might guess from the name, Scruff is the slightly rough-around-the-edges version of Grindr, developed for those guys who like a little, well, scruff!
The users tend to be that bit more masc and a little older than on Grindr, although with its growing popularity there are plenty to choose from. You can scroll for nearby and around the world, so could always set up a meet-up in your destination in advance. While there are a lot of similarities between Hornet and Grindr, the newer Hornet works much more smoothly, with less of the irritating ads that pop up on Grindr to get in between you and your new piece of eye candy. What makes Hornet so great for gay travelers are the community features that help users network beyond dating.
It started in Berlin and has now spread around the world and, while heavy on the hook-ups, also enables users to find friends, dates or learn more about LGBT issues.
And come out of the damn closet. Go to church. Targeted toward men who have, or like, a little scruff, the app gives you options to search for different types of guys. I was lying to myself about what our situation was, it hurt [me], took a long time and an ocean apart to get over. James Michael Nichols. The app actively encourages people to use it when traveling and wants to create a community worldwide, so why not be part of that?
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When we build a culture based upon pervasive and long-term promiscuity, this is where we end up.
Healthy relationships of all kinds are starved and made rare. Your best bet is to go to avoid the remaining strongholds of that old dying culture and seek out venues, events and people untainted by its stain. I like a lot of the suggestions here.
“It is still dangerously alienating to go through life as lesbian, gay, bisexual, with other users who then have the potential to become friends. There's nothing more affirming than having a group of LGBT friends. LGBT, queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender to find groups near you. The dating app Her is geared toward lesbian, bi, queer, and trans women.
Not everything works right away, in terms of making friends, but the activity itself is still fine. Sometimes a little intense for an introvert like me, but I had to remind myself: One quibble. Become an alcoholic and reelaaax! Going to a bar one day a week hardly makes someone an alcoholic! And yeah, a few of my long-time friends are guys who were ONE time hookups… but we got to talking.
Nothing wrong with that. The Queerty comment about becoming an alcoholic bugged me, too. Good question. My suggestion is to say no if a sexual move is made by the other one, and if the friendship is there, it will survive the sexual rejection. You both have to be sexually repulsed by the other.
Sex will never intrude upon the friendship.
There are many excellent suggestions here. Many social groups are full of men who came to them simply to make some friends. BTW, it takes no time at all to make acquaintances, but it takes a good deal of time, and work, to develop a friendship. Yet, when I try to arrange platonic buddy activities, I get really pushy sex offers. Men seem determined to frustrate me at every turn.
I only have one legit gay friend and one lesbian friend. So really no gay friends. I have a lesbian sister, but she live 4 states away. I had one true Gay friend who was like a blood brother to me, but he passed away suddenly and way too young.
They all want to have sex. Then he responded to me one day. Sorry, dude. Most of my close gay friends are guys I have had sex with one time, and only once. And thereafter we became great friends without another word being spoken about having sex — except with other guys.