Posted June 7th, 2011 by 1stofficer
Loving like a man, not a teenager
A teenager from Mothership Gay Dating
It is normal for teenagers to develop intense romantic and sexual relationships. With their hormones cannon-blasting everywhere their relationships with their sexual partners can be powerful and seem all-consuming.
These teenage relationships are a normal part of growing up, and help us come to terms and understand the nature and intensity of loving other people. But what happens if we miss out on our teenage love-life? Well that is what can happen to many gay guys.
A lot of gay men were firmly in the closet when they were teenagers. They were afraid of the consequences of their peers knowing they were gay, and perhaps they weren’t ready to admit to themselves their true sexuality at that age.
Being closeted like this can prevent some gay men from having the teenage relationships that are an important part of growing up. This can present a very destructive attitude to relationships in adulthood, because they are forever living their love-lives like a teenager and not like a man. Read the rest of this entry
Posted October 31st, 2010 by outerlimits
Male equivalents of Agony Aunts for gay men are hard to find. The nearest we come to them is in the odd newspaper column, or gay fashion and lifestyle mags offering reassurance on health matters. Troubled teens and hesitant, closeted guys, lacking a sensible gay friend and mentor, may want to turn to such a service.
The question being posed was put to Bet Lynch by Liz Mcdonald in a camp episode of Coronation Street. It’s always appealed to me as a funny exchange, most likely penned by a gay scriptwriter. Bet’s winning reply was:
“Well, if it does cock, I’m in ‘t bargain bucket wi’ yer.”
So here’s a gay Agony Uncle’s attempt to answer to an imaginary young crewmember’s dilemma. Read the rest of this entry
Posted September 28th, 2010 by outerlimits
Keep an open mind and an open heart
A friend complained the other day about just how frustrating gay dating can be. He remarked on the difficulty of building up a dialogue, with gay guys feeding scraps of information about themselves, or simply not replying to messages at all. We all experience similar problems of communication, so I asked myself what is going wrong? It should be easy; we’re all hungry for sex, friendship, or love, in different ways, but I believe a certain attitude of mind may be wanting: a constant state of awareness of sexual possibilities.
Ever noticed those quaint old book titles, published in all innocence, which can now seem funny, and laced with innuendo? I came across one called, A Book of Blank Maps, and immediately thought it would make an appropriate christening gift for future gay men and lesbians. Finding our bearings as we grow up in straight society is like having such a guide, and the dating game can be like an assault course for the emotions without a grid reference in sight. Use of the imagination is one vital part of the equipment we need. Read the rest of this entry
Posted June 29th, 2010 by 1stofficer
Mothership Gay Dating birthday banner
Happy Birthday Mothership - celebrate with our best Club Class deal ever!
Mothership Gay Dating is 3 years old this summer! (18 August to be exact)
In three years Mothership has developed into the most exciting and innovative gay dating site on the market.
No other site comes close for theming, originality, and the ability to make friends, cruise or find a boyfriend.
To celebrate our three incredible years we’d like to offer just 300 of our incredible members the best Club Class upgrade offer we’ve ever made:
Buy a two year Club Class non-recurring subscription and we’ll give you a whopping three years free - that’s a total of five years Club Class for the price of two years! That works out at 3p a day.
Or, if you buy a one year Club Class non-recurring subscription we’ll give you another whole year completely free - that’s two years for the price of one!
These incredible deals mean that just 300 of our members can get: Read the rest of this entry
Posted June 21st, 2010 by 1stofficer
Mancentral have threatened Mothership Gay Dating with legal action over remarks made on Mothership about the Mancentral ‘promise‘ over its ‘100% free’ messages.
The ManCentral "promise"
In a recent post in the Mothership Blog (which followed a Mothership Gay Forums post made by a Mancentral member) I followed up on questions that were raised about Mancentral’s prominent home page statement that it was ‘100% free’ to contact other members. In fact only 10 messages can be sent for free in a 24 hour period, after which Mancentral members must pay.
Mancentral’s PR manager Lee Martin emailed Mothership requesting
that you remove this inaccurate and damaging information immediately
and that Read the rest of this entry