When I was in elementary school and even into junior high, I found myself wanting to have an older man in my life. There was nothing wrong with my parents or my home life. I grew up in a stable middle class household, where all the I's were dotted and T's had been crossed. If I look back at my motivations for wanting to be with an older man.
What Grindr Taught Me About Dating Older Men
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As the queer community gains visibility and acceptance, spaces have opened up for romantic relationships and friendships to grow among queer men across the generation gap. In this new video from Logo TV, young and older gay-identifying men talk about their experiences with cross-generational relationships, as well as what they've come to look for in these encounters. The perspectives among this group of men are varied. Some of the younger men explain the rise of these kind of relationships as tied to the "daddy" culture now permeating the queer community. On the other hand, one older man said that he never hits on younger gay men because he doesn't want to be perceived as a predator. The one major take-away from this video?
'What Younger Gay Men Really Think About Older Guys (And Vice Versa)' Released By Logo TV
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We had about twenty minutes before he had to leave for the airport. The image I had conjured of the thirty-two-year-old currently en route to my front door from our meager interaction on Grindr was as telling as a police report: an assumed age, height, and weight, as well as one scrupulously selected profile picture. And often enough, the photo too ended up a rough sketch. This was last summer when I had just turned twenty-two, fresh off the boat from flirting with my first serious relationship.