Gay Teens: Dating Tips

Meeting People Even if You Have No Relationship Experience

If you are like a lot of gay teens (not to mention hetero ones), you might feel overwhelmed by the thought of dating.

As one teen writes: "I have no history with gay teen dating, romance, or relationships of any kind. So, of course, I want to change that, but I don't really know how to get to know a guy, how to start or continue a conversation, or anything else like that. There's one guy in particular who my friends have been trying to hook me up with, but, thanks to my lack of experience with proper communication, it all ended up a failure. I just want to know how I can change this about myself so I don't end up alone forever. I don't know anyone with the same interests as me, so it's pretty tough."

Look, dating is pretty tough for a lot of people. But it can also be really rewarding, which is why so many people do it.

Lucky for him and other gay teens in this position, there is hope!

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How Do I Come Out to My Friend Crush?

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Often the people we have crushes on are those we see the most often. It is really common for teens to have crushes on friends. This is also true when it comes to gay teen dating. Here is information on coming out to a friend and revealing a crush...Read more</>

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Why Doesn't Anyone Like Me?

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Sometimes it seems as if no one will ever have a crush on you. But often the fact that no one seems to like you has to do with the signals you send out and the messages you are giving. Obviously coming on too strong can be a turn off, but so can being to shy. Here's how to find a balance and to help make gay teen dating a little less confusing... Read more

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Is it Safe for GLBT Teens to Date Online?

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There was a time that dating online was seen as a little weird or even pathetic. But the stigma of online dating is pretty much a thing of the past and plenty of people, both gay and straight do much of their dating over the Internet. But even though it is common, there are still a lot of safety issues to think about especially when entering the world of gay teen dating...Read more

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How Do You Get a Boyfriend?

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Wondering how to get a boyfriend? So are a lot of other gay teens. Some steps you can take are to come out, go for guys who are also out, go for a guy who might like you back, put yourself out there, understand the difficulties of dating online and realize that most guys aren't going to become your boyfriend overnight and that relationships take time. Though gay teen dating can seem tough, often it does lead to a real relationship... Read more

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How to Meet People

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Feeling like you are the only gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender teen can be pretty awful. Most of us like to have a community that we can feel a part of and gay teens are no different. However, finding other gay teens can be tough! But rest assured, it can be done. Whether you are hoping to meet friends, or interested in gay teen dating, it is likely someone else is in the same boat...

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How Can I Tell Someone Likes Me?

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Was that a wink or a blink? Flirting or just being friendly? Sometimes there are clear signs that someone is interested in you. Other times, signs can be mixed or absent and because there are fewer "rules" for same sex relationships, than there are for opposite sex reltionships, figuring out what's going on can be extra confusing... Read more