.” So I acknowledged the possibility of a sexual attraction, but I’d never honestly considered whether or not I could actually be in a romantic relationship with a trans woman before. ” *laughs* I thought you were a little weird, but in a good way.It wasn’t like I had ruled it out, it was just something I hadn’t sat down and thought about. And when I mean weird, I mean quirky and nerdy, stuff like that, and I thought those were very endearing qualities. I looked through the profile and read it, saw the pictures. Then I found out that you were trans because it was buried in the profile a little bit, and I was kinda like — Oh! Like I said, it was something I had never considered, and then I was thinking to myself, well should I still message her?To begin, I'll address how and why straight women are emotionally attracted to gay men - an attraction, by the way, that is returned by gay men in spades.First, because most straight women don’t feel sexual toward gay men, the relationship doesn’t carry the threat of sexual tension.For the most part, relationships between gay men and straight women are healthy and positive, with one exception I'll get to later.In the vast majority of cases, relationships between gay men and straight women are platonic.I remember being a little paranoid and wondering if people were looking at me.It was not so much whether or not I had a realistic fear; I think it was the setting being the area that we live.
But what happens is every time it’s found out that a straight guy is dating a trans woman, it’s like a big cover-up, like we gotta sweep this under the rug.
Kutler is quick to point out, though, that Bro isn't just trying to be a Grindr for straight (or "straight," whatever) dudes."The app is geared towards men that typically identify as bi/gay, and sexually fluid men are welcome to try it," he told "They have no community and nowhere to go to meet," he said.
"So I actually think this app is going to be perfect for them for now."That said, there's something more than a little problematic about Bro's packaging, which features such hallmarks of bro culture as frat-y red Solo .
Kort believes that this will likely be an unavoidable aspect of Bro's existence, but he doesn't necessarily see it as a problem so long as it helps such men become more comfortable with themselves."There's still a lot of internalized homophobia within the gay male community centered on 'straight-acting' men," he told Kutler is similarly hopeful that the app will do more good than harm in this regard."I agree that 'masc for masc' ideals can be very damaging to the community, and I also think that being comfortable with your sexuality is a process," he said.
"If someone is in the closet, there shouldn't be judgment.
Uh, well, honestly it wasn’t something I had put much thought into.