Gay teen dating tips
As last year was dubbed “The Year We Obsessed Over Identity” by in October, and the historic Supreme Court decision in June granted same-sex couples the right to marry, hopefully, there will be more official data on this topic soon.
In the meantime, however, we spoke to seven LGBTQ students on what dating on campus is like for them.
People see your name on these apps a lot after a while, and it’s not always a positive thing.
Just brainless and simple fun, always fueled by one-too-many stiff drinks and a casual message on Tinder.I’ve only been in one long-term relationship and that was with a man, so I've been hooking up.I did prefer being in that relationship, but then again, all of the queer experiences I’ve had have been hooking up.In terms of sexuality, the generation younger than me is way more open, and the older generation is still more closeted.A lot of college guys complain that older men try to pursue them more, which doesn’t seem as predatory to me because I know that a lot of these guys I see at bars are dressed professionally, are definitely businessmen, have probably been in relationships with women, and have repressed these feelings for a while.Even though dating has always been my priority, I haven’t really done much of it because of convenience.I’ve developed some bad dating habits from Tinder and Grindr, and they’ve gotten me into trouble without realizing it.Last month’s pieces focused on heterosexual students, so we tried to figure out if there were similar campus trends affecting the LGBTQ community.While there was quantifiable data about heterosexual behaviors, there haven’t been similarly sized studies done on LGBTQ students’ habits.And on Tinder, tons of guys ask if I’m into threesomes. I tried hooking up once and to say it didn’t go well is an understatement.I definitely will only date people who are female or non-binary, like me. Luckily, there’s a lot of people like that at Wellesley.