Your profile will also be displayed to other users in our network that have similar interests and location to you.The LGBTQ community has seen great strides in equal rights this year, most recently with the Supreme Court’s decision to make same sex marriage legal throughout the entire U. Actor Marcus Desion (28) is a New York City transplant originally from the suburbs of Chicago, who’s witnessed the dating scene change over the past eight years.“Before I came out, I was dating a few guys with multiple meaningless flings in between,” states Marcus.“Once I came out at 24, things seemed to slow down, especially since I was seeing someone at the time. It’s easier now to connect with a person’s profile than an actual person these days.” Tinder, Facebook and Instagram are popular places to search for potential mates with the click of a button or the swipe of a thumb.” Race is a major placeholder in the dating scene for gays as it is for many heterosexual singles, and according to Marcus, the Black dominant is desired more so as a fantasy fling than a serious companion.“In the gay community, there is this ideal of the strong, dominant, well-endowed Black top that is sought after,” he says. And while many same sex couples are planning exuberant ceremonies of matrimony, there’s still a crowd of young twentysomethings looking to live it up until they are ready to say “I do.” The dating scene for young, Black gay males is often sex driven and fueled by the pressure of peers, and some members of the community are fed up with what they consider to be a lack of quality matches on the market.He opens up to me about the trials of dating as a young, gay Black man, mirroring the complaints of other gay male friends I’ve conversed with about the very same subject.
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Surprisingly enough, as prideful as they may be to openly express their love for one another, the intimate connections needed to establish long-term, committed relationships appear to be lacking among these men, and the reasons for the disconnect are no different than those for heterosexual singles.