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Can You Spot a Straight Man?: VIDEO



Growing up in the closet means most gay men have a finely tuned "gaydar" that allows them to identify other gay men by picking up on the subtle cues and clues in things such as dress and mannerisms that fly right over the heads of straight guys.

Identifying a straight manHowever, the advent of metrosexuality combined with the rising levels of acceptance and adoption of traits normally reserved for the gays - for example, dressing well and being willing to make physical contact with other males outside of a sportsball competition - means that a lot of straight men are jamming that gaydar, particularly in metropolitan areas.

Author Jeffery Self attempts to come to the rescue with a handy manual he wrote titled Straight People: A Spotter’s Guide to the Fascinating World of HeterosexualsWith his book to guide you, you may be able to tell whether or not that cute bear cub in Margaret Cho's audience is Dorothy's friend or her date. Self isn't leaving the lesbians out, either: he also includes chapters on identifying straight women with categories like "single wannabe Carrie Bradshaw" and "adorkable heterosexual girl."

You can watch Self explain his book for himself AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Yawn.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jan 25, 2014 1:48:30 PM

  2. Fluff. Can't you go right for d-listed or something, son?

    Posted by: Yawn Encore | Jan 25, 2014 1:58:37 PM

  3. I hope for his sake that the book is more interesting than this video.

    Posted by: Pervy McPerv | Jan 25, 2014 2:33:57 PM

  4. this is so dumb

    Posted by: brian | Jan 25, 2014 2:34:52 PM

  5. Stupid. According to them, I'm a straight male. I'm most definitely not straight.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jan 25, 2014 2:41:02 PM

  6. Apparently gay = twink in skinny jeans.

    Posted by: ermagherd | Jan 25, 2014 3:11:50 PM

  7. Vapid.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Jan 25, 2014 3:15:53 PM

  8. No man (straight or gay) should wear skinny jeans. EVER.

    Posted by: trapelo | Jan 25, 2014 3:16:57 PM

  9. No wonder equal rights are taking so long.....

    Posted by: Ankerich | Jan 25, 2014 3:18:54 PM

  10. If you wear anything other than skinny jeans and vans you're not gay?

    Posted by: Jmac | Jan 25, 2014 3:19:15 PM

  11. Awkward, not funny.
    But...COLE!!! The world needs more.

    Posted by: VSo | Jan 25, 2014 4:15:49 PM

  12. So nice to seem Jeffrey and Cole together again.

    Posted by: Wyatt | Jan 25, 2014 4:35:45 PM

  13. Proof that the posters in here have no sense of humor.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jan 25, 2014 4:36:57 PM

  14. @David Ehrenstein: I'm with you.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Jan 25, 2014 4:58:34 PM

  15. I'm guessing the commenters are all the _butchest_ I'm sure.

    Posted by: Phil | Jan 25, 2014 5:45:26 PM

  16. Maybe that would have been interesting if they asked more than one person if he was gay or straight based on how he was dressed...maybe.

    Posted by: Garst | Jan 25, 2014 5:57:41 PM

  17. "Proof that the posters in here have no sense of humor"

    Isn't something supposed to be funny before people get a chuckle out of it because that sure wasn't, that stuff was boring even before metrosexuals.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Jan 25, 2014 6:27:51 PM

  18. Ugh! The worst kinds of stereotypical. judgmental gay boys! Get over yourselves, already.

    Posted by: Brian | Jan 25, 2014 10:57:50 PM

  19. Hi everyone. I can understand that the video is not good at all, but what I do question is the team from this good site that decided to consider it worth of making it news.

    Posted by: Felipe | Jan 26, 2014 3:24:57 AM

  20. They seem like an epic comedy duo - the height of sarcastic realism.

    Posted by: snork | Jan 26, 2014 9:25:09 AM

  21. I thought it was cute.

    Posted by: Will | Jan 26, 2014 10:12:46 AM

  22. There are nightclubs and gay bars for the clueless.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 26, 2014 12:37:30 PM

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