What troubles me is the disconnect I see in the Gays I know – a strong desire for love and companionship combined with an emotional/sexual ADD. Why did every single gay couple I know break up last year? Not like crazy hurt, but hurt enough to be like “I’m never doing that again! Like it’s kind of ridiculous to expect someone you meet on Grindr to be looking for his husband, it’s a sex app.
Why does it seem like all the Gay guys I know are struggling to find romantic success when there are so many readily available, quality guys around? About four years ago, a long time before I met my last boyfriend, I had Grindr installed on my phone. A few months ago, at the behest of my friends and family who were tired of my lovelorn post-breakup wallowing, I joined OKCupid.
The court’s ruling gives Taiwan two years to either amend its Civil Code, which in its present form the court says violates people’s constitutional rights to human dignity and equality under the law, or enact new legislation to address same-sex couples.
If the country pursues neither option, the court said in a statement, same-sex couples will “be allowed to have their marriage registration effectuated at the authorities in charge of household registration.”The months leading up to the decision prompted tens of thousands of people to protest in support of and opposition to draft legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage (though the bill passed its initial reading in Taiwan’s parliament late last year, it has since been stalled).
”I admit I’m still a bit surprised — of course I know what Tinder really is meant to be used for, but I never had a chance to swipe left or right despite living in the US when the app launched in 2012.So you simply wait for new people to move to town, hope they are single and act really, really fast.Back in Taiwan and not knowing many people besides my childhood friends, I finally caved in to the Tinder craze after a break up.WHAT’S IN A PROFILEExpected were the trying-too-hard-to-look-cute girls making duck faces and ridiculous poses, the obviously fake accounts with the sexy poses and revealing clothing, and the ones with no photos of themselves — only clouds, rabbits and in one case, a ruler.There was a lack of female expats or locals with good English skills — as opposed to what I was hearing from my female colleague regarding the male counterparts.Even when you have really good conversations with them the next time you see them they sometimes act like they don’t know you. (Too true, there are a lot of people like that out there.) 8. You can’t trust them with your secrets or depend on them to be there for you. There are a lot of mixed feelings about foreign men here in Taiwan.) 6. They’ve studied it their whole lives so when they are talking to a foreigner they want to use it, and its insulting when the foreigner switches the conversation to Mandarin. That happened to me in Poland too, where I’d start off the conversation in Polish, and they’d switch to English. Foreigners/Americans make very good money as teachers here. Easy to get a job, easy to find a date, and everybody helps them. (From a male Taiwanese friend) a lot of the Americans think they are better than people here.