We discussed the complexities of dating in this era and in this city. Surprisingly, their concerns are the same as our concerns: hook ups, text dating, and the many layers one has to peel through in order to get to the real person.
One guy asked if it was appropriate to walk up to a group of women, introduce himself with the sole purpose of connecting with one of them. One of the females pondered why she's single, has been single, and has no prospects of a relationship. I couldn't help but notice the obvious parallels in straight and gay relationships. I've heard so many gay people say, "It would be easier if I was straight." Not so. The reality is it's hard finding someone that's found themselves, straight or gay. That's life. Moreover, the gay people that think dating or relationships would be easier if they were straight are typically the ones that don't have a balance of straight and gay friends. Those of us that have that balance see our issues are their issues.
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Photography by: Chieu Lee