There's a great deal of truth in all of those, which is what makes it funny.
Posted by: Elsewhere1010 | Feb 15, 2014 10:43:30 AM
You've got to be kidding!! Most of these guys acts like straight guys - the sports, the drinking, the somewhat ultra masculinity, until it almost becomes a parody.
Now go back and do a real video on real gay guys.
Posted by: David From Canada | Feb 15, 2014 10:45:11 AM
Scooped again by Queerty... Why has this blog been at least a day behind them in so many of its posts? Do try and keep up, Towleroad.
Posted by: Ricky | Feb 15, 2014 11:06:29 AM
How do people "act like straight guys?" Do they pretend to like vag and not cock? I didn't realize being gay revolved around where your interests outside of who you like to have sex with...
Posted by: Phillip | Feb 15, 2014 11:18:08 AM
Nicely made but honestly "The ONE" seems the most boring and lacks the most character. Guess all he wanted was a blank slate?
Posted by: Toto | Feb 15, 2014 11:25:56 AM
Cute. I thought it was going to be a dissection, but it was more just outing romantic frustration.
Posted by: anon | Feb 15, 2014 11:39:42 AM
This guy was lucky. Most people I've dated included: psycho/socio, drama queen, double-lifer, etc.
manchild signing in. well, maybe not so extreme but oh well
Posted by: luke | Feb 15, 2014 11:45:31 AM
He didn't need to go into details about "The One" they just clicked. I thought it was cute. I've never dated any of those, but I know them when I see them. @DAVID: Gay dudes aren't all lisping queens anymore. These guys were all really believable to me. Don't put people in a box like that.
Posted by: AJ | Feb 15, 2014 11:48:09 AM
Mine consisted of The Straight Guy, The OCD guy, The Man with No Soul and The One. Thank god I found him!!
Posted by: AJ | Feb 15, 2014 11:50:15 AM
Aw, how sweet....and true. :)
Posted by: cameoutinthe80s | Feb 15, 2014 11:54:49 AM
"The One" is the one because he showed sincere interest in the videographer, as opposed to being all about his fabulous self. Authenticity, friends. Nothing beats it. :-)
Posted by: The Other One | Feb 15, 2014 12:13:12 PM
Cute but are people really that one-dimensional? And why is it that "The One" seems to have no character at all?
Posted by: Dave | Feb 15, 2014 12:15:07 PM
I think it's important to re-read the title:
The eight types of gay guys THAT I'VE DATED.
These aren't the only types out there, but they are the ones HE dated.
Thankfully, most of them weren't twirling, glitter-coated, lisping queens and actually seemed like basic dudes with some odd leanings.
There is no straight-acting any more. There is only male-identified or female identified.
Pick your poison.
Posted by: johnny | Feb 15, 2014 12:50:01 PM
@AJ: I'm not putting people in a box, and I don't expect all gay guys to act the same way. But most of the guys on this clip were like straight, partying Frat guys.
Another person, Dave, above, nailed it when he said that they seemed to be so one dimensional.
Posted by: David From Canada | Feb 15, 2014 1:00:37 PM
Types not listed:
"The A-Lister": Knows NPH, used to date Amani model, just got back from St. Bart's
"The Cheat": Seems like "The One" until you find you find out he already has One at home.
"The Grindr": You think you are on a date. He thinks you just want to hook up for the night.
"The Hot Guy": Is hot. Knows he is hot. Thinks you are not as hot as he thinks he is.
Posted by: gr8guya | Feb 15, 2014 1:09:23 PM
This was cute. I can see some truths in all of them. The one who had to be on top for everything was a little over the top. I think that personality type comes through in the gay men I've met a little more subtly. Gotta' love'm all. Thank God we're not all the same. That would be so boring.
Stereotypes aren't inherently bad, it's how we parse in search of a match. This really shows how this works. We all do it, and it's fluid.
I'm so glad I'm not looking for my match anymore. Just watching this vid was exhausting. Funny, but exhausting.
Posted by: Just Sayin' | Feb 15, 2014 1:42:08 PM
And a couple more categories:
1. The Peter Pan - 50+, still often getting wasted. no assets.
2. The Gypsy - if it starts gettin' serious, he starts gettin' moving.
3. The Yeah, He's nice - nice in bed, nice guy, no opinions (or afraid to share them), not much to talk about.
4. The Next Boyfriend guy - won't commit b/c there might be something else coming.
And those are just a few of my exes... maybe I should stay single.
Posted by: pete n sfo | Feb 15, 2014 3:09:38 PM
I don't date much because I just don't feel like I'm ready to date because I sabotaged all of my past relationships. I'm not sure I've ever seen one of these videos with that descriptor but I know a lot of them.
Posted by: Jason Young | Feb 15, 2014 4:22:43 PM
He's probably too young for this, but my list is full of:
Young, dumb, wanna be taken care of - for example, having to explain Prob 8 over and over & then realizing he isn't paying attention b/c all he cares about is whether I will pay for his chihuaha [sp?]
Posted by: Ted | Feb 15, 2014 4:46:36 PM
"The One" is the only one I would ever date, twice.