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Acquaintances LAG hasn't checked in on for a while. "LAG isn't the only gay guy who has aged out of the bar scene—so have I—and struggles to find sex and companionship away from alcohol and right swipes," said Hobbes. —Alone And Fading A: "AAF said to be brutal, so I'm going to start there: You might not ever meet anyone," said Hobbes.
"His therapist should know of some good support groups." And if your therapist doesn't know of any good support groups—or if you don't feel comfortable telling your therapist how miserable you are, or if you've told your therapist everything and they haven't been able to help—find a new therapist. "At every age, in every study, gay men are less likely to be partnered, cohabiting, or married than our straight and lesbian counterparts.
"Maybe there is something wrong with AAF, but maybe he's just on the unlucky side of the statistics," said Hobbes.
"Finding a soul mate is largely out of our control.
Most nonwork days, my only interactions are with people in the service industry. —Lonely Aging Gay A: "In the very short term, LAG needs to tell his therapist about the suicidal ideation," said Michael Hobbes.
I am well groomed, employed, a homeowner, and always nice to people. However, this painful loneliness, depression, aging, and feeling unnoticed seem to be getting the best of me. "In the longer term, well, that's going to take a bit more to unpack." Hobbes is a reporter for Huff Post and recently wrote a mini-book-length piece titled "Together Alone: The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness." During his research, Hobbes found that, despite growing legal and social acceptance, a worrying percentage of gay men still struggle with depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation.
‘With such an environment, it can be easier to find a potential significant other, or simply explore the area with someone who doesn’t fall in the “friend” category.
Romantic relationships aren’t everything — but they’re certainly an important part of life.’ In order to rank the cities, Bespoke Surgical analyzed the 50 largest metropolitan cities in the country.
‘Living in a place with a vibrant dating scene is important for most single individuals, young and old,’ said Goldstein.
The top ten cities with the best LGBTI dating scenes are: New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX; Tampa, FL; Orlando, FL; Providence, RI; Denver, CO; Portland, OR; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; and Atlanata, GA.
Cities people typically associate with LGBTI communities and liberal attitudes landed in mixed spots.
"He thought he was being modest, but what he was really doing, he realized later, was being argumentative.
Eventually, he started to just say 'Thank you.'" Hobbes thinks you should try to be like Fry, a big dude with a cute husband: "The next time someone tells him they're into big dudes with beards, don't argue, don't panic, and don't hesitate.
Maybe we're damaged, maybe we're all saving ourselves for a Chris Hemsworth, but spending our adult lives and twilight years without a romantic partner is a real possibility. In Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, sociologist Eric Klinenberg unpacked this remarkable statistic: More than 50 percent of adult Americans are single and live alone, up from 22 percent in 1950.