Monday, February 08, 2010


It's less than a week from the scariest day of the year - Valentine's Day! And today, I was SO glad to see not one, but two brilliant gay- related articles in METRO, which I'd like to share with you all.

With civil partnerships dropping at a rate of 18% between 2007 and 2008, we ask Matthew Todd, editor of Attitude magazine, to discuss the future of gay relationships.

Most gay men are looking for a serious relationship like everybody else (including myself). The gay scene has only boomed in the last 20 years so there aren't really any rules. Younger gay people like to go out and look for fun, just like heterosexuals, but there are plenty who are just looking for serious relationships.

Living in big cities makes it harder to bond with a potential mate. Gay people come from all over the country to be gay in big cities such as London and Manchester, so they tend to go a little crazy with the freedom cities give.

There are lots of nice, calm gay men looking for love but it can be hard to find them among the hedonism of the gay scene, which promotes an image that gay men universally love disco music and Lycra. Dating sites can be good as long as you are realistic and know what you're likely to get from them.

Well, that's one feel-good article and it's reassuring to know that I was not the only one thinking that way. Okie dokie, are you ready for the second article?

1 comment:

raulito said...

Do you really think that it makes a difference? Heterosexual unions have been decreasing since the start of the last century and over 50% of straight marriages end up in divorce...the issue is whether gays should have the same rights as everyone else, or do they think straights are superior because they insert a penis into a dirty vagina?