If you’re newly out of the closet, or just discovered that you like men more than women, but have spent most of your life dating women, we’re here to help initiate you into our world. Understandably, you’re nervous and unsure, and we at Gay Dating Solutions have just the information to help you navigate these gay waters. Here’s a list of a few ways in which homosexual dating is different from heterosexual dating:

Meeting the Parents

Chances are, you’ve met the parents of most of the girls you dated, and they probably liked you. When dating guys, there’s a huge chance that their parents either don’t know about their son’s sexuality, or don’t accept it. You may either get introduced as a friend, or not at all. Some guys are even estranged from their parents, and Christmases and Thanksgivings will be spent either with your family (if they’re accepting) or just by yourselves. Of course, this isn’t always the case, some parents are absolutely lovely and very supportive of their kids’ sexual preferences, so if they don’t like you, it has nothing to do with your gender.

Self Esteem

When you’re dating a girl, you’re probably always wondering what they’re thinking about your body, whether you’ve lost your abs or if you’re doing the right things down there. When with another man, you know you’re doing the right thing, and you can see the other guy isn’t a model either; (unless he is, then- you go, Glen Coco!) Self esteem is tied to body image and the ability to perform in bed. Because you’re a man, you already know all the secrets to your partner’s body, and don’t have to worry about the complicated bits and pieces of their anatomy. Being in a same-sex relationship will dramatically help you out in the self esteem department.

Society’s Reaction

Sometimes, you may get a lot of hate when walking down the street holding your lover’s hand. This wouldn’t happen in a straight relationship, and at those times, it can be scary and you can feel marginalized and isolated; but always know that you’re in it together. The lovely man standing next to you, holding on to your hand is also just as scared or angry as you are, and you can always help each other through it. You just hold your head high, and know that love conquers all. In a few years, all those haters will feel pretty crappy about themselves, and you’ll know that you were ahead of the times, and courageous enough to stand up and walk proudly even when everyone tried to get you down. 

At the end of the day, remember that love is love; your feelings for someone don’t change because of the societal pressure, or because their parents don’t like you. Just think about how your partner makes you feel, because that’s what really counts. No matter what your gender or sexuality, everyone falls in love the same way. 

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