I think there is a lot of truth in it. Unfortunately, this list is a reality for far too many people in this world. Best wishes for you! Thanks for sharing this.
You are not a cliche. It makes me feel less alone in this.
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Search GO. The gay population is so small that I see the same guys over and over every time I go out. I am just as bored with continuously seeing them as they are with continuously seeing me. We have one gay bar: No Culture: There are hardly any cultural or artistic events anywhere near me unless if I want to drive over an hour away.
This is frustrating to me because art and the like interest me and it would be thrilling to meet a man who is drawn to similar occurrences. Population of 1: In my every day, normal functioning I feel like a black sheep. The small sampling of people around me is predominately heterosexual. The Constantly Visible Ex: As an added bonus, eventually you will get to see him with his new boyfriend. These Straight People are Crowding Me: Gay men, and thus physical affection between two men, are still foreign and make most of these people uncomfortable.
No Gay Box Office: None of the local movie theaters host any gay themed films. Of course most gay films are independently made and have no major film production company as their distributer. These limited releases are usually restricted to large cities.
So, the gayest film I can hope to see is the occasional shirtless Mark Wahlberg or Channing Tatum epic. Gay App Hell: Any attempt to use gay, cellphone apps to meet local men to date in a small town are almost completely pointless and torturous. Here in Austria I can live a happy life as a fabulous young man, because the rainbow colored parade came over the Alps and brought new ideas of love and acceptance.
Sadly, I was only half right. That brings me to the first and probably the biggest issue I have. Imagine a small village with 4, people. Going to the local feasts.
Reality is, all of the people there get blackout drunk and then pick fights. No, there a lot of nice and accepting people, but there are also close-minded guys who still have trouble entering the 21st century. Now comes the most annoying thing about living in the middle of nowhere. It is hard for everyone, of course. Even for people with a dating pool as big as the corn fields. Sometimes I feel like this walking rainbow whenever I go grocery shopping.
Here, everything is straight. Even my hair dresser is straight and a proud family father.
If the thousands of surveys can be believed, approximately 2. Sometimes, it drives me crazy when the next guy on Grindr is 5 kilometers away and is either out of my age range or is closeted and just wants to experiment. Also, if you consider moving here as a single man or woman, I advice you: Your sex life and sanity will thank you.