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A Gay Guide to Picking Up the Hot Guy at the Bar | GQ
For the most part, gay men are like everyone else on the dating scene. They're looking for affection , attention and love. Like their straight counterparts, gay men also desire connection, companionship and commitment. Unfortunately, the gay dating pool is viciously competitive. So, instead of fighting over the newest man meat on Grindr, I recommend these practical tips for gay men:. Get in the game. Sitting on the sidelines will get you nowhere.
A Gay Guide to Picking Up the Hot Guy at the Bar
Gay male speech , particularly within North American English , has been the focus of numerous modern stereotypes, as well as sociolinguistic studies. Scientific research has uncovered phonetically significant features produced by many gay men and demonstrated that listeners accurately guess speakers' sexual orientation at rates greater than chance. Research does not support the notion that gay speech entirely adopts feminine speech characteristics — rather, that it selectively adopts some of those features. Linguists have attempted to isolate exactly what makes gay men's English distinct from that of other demographics since the early 20th century, typically by contrasting it with straight male speech or comparing it to female speech. What is sometimes incorrectly described as a gay "lisp"  is one manner of speech stereotypically associated with gay speakers of North American English, and perhaps other dialects or languages.
The other day when I tweeted my distaste for the latest Kylie Minogue single a form of sacrilege in some circles one of my followers replied with one of my least favorite phrases: "We're going to revoke your gay card. There's no such thing as a gay monolith. There are as many ways to be gay as there are colors in the rainbow now who is being easy and glib?