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Why does DL skew older?

After reading many thread topics and replies, it seems a majority of posters here are of a certain age. (Whether we like to admit this or not)

Is this because older people can relate to the thread topics more? If so, why don't younger guys start a thread or reply? Why are younger DL guys few and far between?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 16609/06/2014

Because people age. We were younger when we started coming here.

You were only nine when I began frequenting DL.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 309/14/2013

The younger gay men here are also way too obsessed with teenybopper music and other nonsense such as the sex lives of uber annoying turds such as One Erection, Justine Beaver and Milly Crotchrot.

I find it odd that young men in their 20s obsess over crappy music which is being produced for tweens and teens.

Arrested development?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 409/14/2013

There are just too many other websites & apps for the younger crowd - DL is not going to be their first port of call. Personally, I enjoy the old-school topics and mature viewpoints* here, though I'm a GenX'er.

* Obviously I'm speaking very generally - low-IQ trolls don't count.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 709/14/2013

Listen, R6, I'm saying this once only: BECAUSE SOME OF US DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE JEALOUS OF THOSE WHO DO.

Now STFU.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 809/14/2013

Because the key ingredient of wit is wisdom, and that only comes with age.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 909/14/2013

OP - do you like to read and post on boards for those in their tweens?

Same deal here - just older. Move along and join us when you have some real world experience to contribute.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 1009/14/2013

Damn OP, get off my lawn!!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 1109/14/2013

Uhhmmm, what was the question?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 1209/14/2013

[quote]In other words, use of the forum to boost the egos of a significant number of the older posters, who need to piss on the corners to show it's their turf. It's tiresome and marks them as insecure about their age and experience.

Well, smell her!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 1409/14/2013

I stopped reading R13 after the third sentence. Did it ever get interesting?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 1509/14/2013

Until recent years, the core constituency of DL posters was middle-aged gay men. It's funny to me when newer posters complain about the old gays who they feel are "invading" the board all of a sudden. It's like going to a bird watching board and complaining that everyone talks about binoculars and Audubon too much.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 2009/14/2013

I'm older and I have more insurance!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 2309/14/2013

I'm pushing 50, and I despise (and skip) those threads on broadway/musicals, "tasteful friends" crap, as well as all that stereotypical reality TV crap like "Americas Top Model" and whatever that fashion design show is. Bleh.

So that has nothing to do with being young. It just has to do with not being a grotesque caricature of a gay stereotype, obsessed with shallow and ridiculous nonsense.

But I will say something to your last point: realize that 'average looking' guys today are way WAY better looking than the 'average' guy of the past. I'm not sure what's in the water you youngsters drinks, but 6-pack abs were a rarity at my high school (like, maybe 2% of the population had anything close), and even college, it was ONLY the top athletes that had bodies like that. Now they seem to be a dime a dozen. So for you it's boring, but it's still exciting for those of an older generation. And of course, one day YOU'LL be older, and you might understand then the general attractiveness of youth, once you've lost it yourself.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 2409/14/2013

I'm only interested in guys who SCREW older.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 2609/14/2013

Was it the term courting in the Sara Gilbert thread?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 2709/14/2013

All you young'uns who can't afford the $18-- I'm sure some of us here know a way you can earn it!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 3009/14/2013

I would probably guess that the median age here is probably 38 or 39. There is nothing wrong with that, but the only way to bring in some different voices is to make it an open forum.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 3109/14/2013

I think we're missing the obvious here.

Google the stats for young people and reading.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 3209/14/2013

I'd fuck them but I deign not to

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 3309/14/2013

Who's old? Me? I'm too busy to be old! Now, I've got to get back to the important work of starting threads about the Golden Girls!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 3409/14/2013

Well, I always read the "tasteful friends" threads because some of the comments are a hoot. Even if you don't care for such things, it's nice to see what others think.

Just because you entertain an idea, doesn't mean you have to accept it.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 3509/14/2013

The great thing about the DL is that the tyrannic children who overrun most internet websites cannot take over this one.

We're older, smarter, richer and we started this board when your mother was still dressing you. We're not leaving and we're not changing the site to suit you. Why should we? Most of you don't even pay the $18 to join and support the Datalounge.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 3609/14/2013

We have money because (1) we likely don't have children, and (2) we didn't run up tens of thousands of dollars of debt going to college like people do today.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 3709/14/2013

[quote] Personally I despise ... the ones in which mostly older white gays fawn over average-looking white guys.

Be sure to avoid today's "Time to Present..." thread.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 3809/14/2013

R23 and R36, I think you're great!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 3909/14/2013

R40 is 65 if he's a day. And he didn't divorce the bitch until about 4 years ago.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 4109/14/2013

What R36 said.

We don't need or want straight women or twenty-somthings.

DL is smarter, funnier, and more interesting without either one. (Or rather, it was.)

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 4309/14/2013

I agree

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 4409/14/2013

Because it started in the 90s, like AOL and Yahoo. You can either skew old or newbie. That it's still here and not completely awful is a miracle.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 4509/14/2013

I'm 52 and it seems many of the guys here are half my age.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 4609/14/2013

There's Something Here For Everyone!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 4709/14/2013

I'm 28 and a paying member.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 4909/14/2013

Has anyone ever noticed inconsistencies in the Golden Girls back stories?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 5009/14/2013

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by the lone 23 year old here? reply 5109/14/2013

...and a partridge in a pear tree!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 5209/14/2013

[quote] I'm convinced that most who post here are closeted, older and unhappy. Which would explain the self-loathing, fear and cruelty.

I'm convinced you are a heinous cunt.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 5609/14/2013

Ouch, R56. Looks like I struck a nerve.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 5709/14/2013

[quote] Young people don't post here because DL is like a retirement village for middle aged gays who are single and don't have any real family or friends to speak of.

Because God knows, this is THE only site in ALL of THE ENTIRE INTERNET that is for gay men...right?

Fuck, DL is one of the FEW places gay men over 30 can gather and have a discussion. Unless DL starts having an age limit, or decides to break into two sites, y'all have to get over it.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 5909/14/2013

Can someone change r55's diapers? He keeps leaving huge dumps on this thread.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 6009/14/2013

[quote] DL is like a retirement village for middle aged gays who are single and don't have any real family or friends to speak of.

And you are so fabulously busy with your husband and all YOUR friends and family and yet you STILL have time to post here?

Uh huh.

Have another bottom shelf, five dollar, smells like lemon Pledge belt of cheap vodka and tell me MORE about it.....

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 6109/14/2013

R55 - I think you're doing a little bit of history re-writing.

There was a well established gay rights movement well before the AIDS crisis.

In my own experience there were some men, like me, who were involved in gay activism. Then went on to also be involved in HIV/AIDSa activism and finally circling back just to LGBT civil rights.

HIV/AIDS hardly became the sole purpose of existing gay rights groups.

I can think of many friends whose courage to come out in the 1970s paved the way for men like me to have an easier time in the 80s - which eventually lead to today. Where as we have seen on this very board closeted men are held up to ridicule by those who probably never were in the closet.

I also know three men who paid for being out with their lives - and their deaths had nothing to do with AIDS.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 6209/14/2013

Younger people are too bust texting and devouring Twitter. They are addicted to those pursuits. Have you ever seen a group of young people who do not check their phone messages every two minutes? Older people have posting on DL. Younger people text and tweet.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 6309/14/2013

I like wearing my caftan.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 6409/14/2013

Thank you, R62, what you describe is the heavy price I was talking about at R53. I, too, remember life before AIDS. These kids have no idea what we went through. It's like a cartoon to them.

On some level, I'm glad. It's our triumph that they don't know and can't even imagine what it was like for us. I get irritated that they're so ignorant and disrespectful but I suppose that goes with the territory.

R55, you know nothing. Some AIDS victims actually were martyrs. Please do less typing.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 6609/14/2013

No need for face pics and a familiar style for those used to 'newsgroups'. There is a certain cosiness to DL for a certain gay demographic.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 6809/14/2013

Shaddup all of you. Matcock is on.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 6909/14/2013

I am 29. Most of my younger gay friends have no idea what Stonewall is. They can't tell when a movie or song is a remake. The only reading they do is their facebook newsfeed. They were able to come out in their early teens and didn't get physically beaten for it. They are the generation. That inexplicably said "It Gets Better" to their own selves.

I know there are probably young intellectuals, but it is also a different world than the one I recently grew up in.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 7109/15/2013

To prove OP's point, R51 is channelling Allen Ginsberg. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 7209/15/2013

I don't think anyone is suggesting that anyone under 30 on this board must know about old movies or music or TV shows. They are not *expected* to be interested in these subjects, or the very different life experiences that gay men older than them had in their lives.

What pisses me off with younger posters is the absolutism. There are 600 threads to peruse at any given time, and everyone should find the ones that appeal to them. But we get a post once a week (if not more) bitching and complaining about this issue. Where the OP is basically saying: if it didn't happen to me, or happen in my lifetime, it cannot have any value to anyone, anywhere at anytime. That's pretty self-centered and egocentric.

The absolutism is everywhere on line, not just here. If you have a music video on YouTube by Artist X, then the comments will be about how much better Artist X is than Artist Y, or Artist Z, et cetera and ad nauseum. It couldn't be that, you know, maybe all three are good, or all three suck. It's always no, X is THE QUEEN and all others must die!

I don't want younger posters to be gone from DL - or any other group - I think the more people that are on DL, the more interesting it is. I just want them to find their space here and not attack the rights of other ages to be here.

But the sentiment is NOT returned, because younger posters would have anyone over 35 banned in a second if they had the power to do so. And that speaks for itself.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 7309/15/2013

R55, just what exactly do you want in return?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 7409/15/2013

A huge percentage of young people simply can't express their ideas in print. They prefer to talk like dumb celebrities.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 7509/15/2013

OP, you were 12 when I started coming here.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 7609/15/2013

What R73 said.

Also, there's a certain wisdom and strength from gay men over 40. Any gay man alive over 40, I am convinced, is invincable, considering the odds of what we as a group have had to live through, whether closeted, out and proud self loathing etc. Our life experiences have taught us how to overcome all kinds of obstacles that newer generations will not have to face. I'm glad that many of those barriers are now gone, it's all of our victories, but their is a certain admiration and satisfaction when talking amongst the survivors.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 7709/15/2013

"Younger people have lives."

Not at the Datalounge.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 7809/15/2013

Only in the last handful of years have teens and 18-23 started to seem really young. I'm 39. I thought I was just like them, but a few years older. Something shifted. Suddenly, they seem insipid and homogenous. Their faces are buried in their electronics. They act like they own the world and screw you if you're in the way, because you don't matter. They don't communicate well. But mostly, their personalities are undeveloped, and what I see are early childhood types of outbursts that should have, by now, been conditioned out.

I apologize to the few younger people who are not that way. This is what I experience in general. I'm amazed at the arrogance and discounting of people even 5-10 years older.

Elders deserve reverence. We should be enjoying nuggets of wisdom (even if only as cautionary tales) and entertaining stories we don't otherwise have access to. Because it rounds us out and expands our horizons. It doesn't make sense to throw people away because they're older. It's true young people do this frequently, but not nearly as much as DL gays. It's too bad because there's a great beauty and joy to be relaxed into with aging. It's something to look forward to, not be terrified by.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 7909/15/2013

R19 must be new here. And under 12.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 8109/15/2013

[quote] The only thing I would add is the obsession with masculinity and strict top/bottom bullshit. Only old people who aren't getting any go on and on about stuff like that.

OH PLEASE BITCH, GET FUCKING REAL.

More mature men have already figured that shit out. It's all the under 25 crowd who is obsessed to the point of OCD about that shit, and about "I'm not gay, I just like men" and all sorts of other drab bullshit like that.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 8309/15/2013

DL mirrors the dinner part circuit. Wot that? Well, before discos arrived in the early 70s the only way gay people socialised was via bars, beats & saunas. If you were coming out and wanted to meet new people you ended up at dinner table of older guys & sometimes very elderly guys. Elder gays still had social power then and young guys were forced to socialise with them because of it. However, because you were young and had no interesting conversation you were relegated to the end of the table until you learnt how to craft an anecdote and the fundamentals of wit. Discos slowed killed that. And now of course young guys can go straight to the apps to get what they want. These enable rigorous filtering of the older and fugly. They're the eugenics dream pioneered by gays. But with suddenly dramatically fewer opportunities to snare the young and pretty it has left the older and fugly totally at sea. For the first time in the history of homosexuality they're being ruthlessly excluded from the wider social pool. So, with less fucking, there's more time to vent.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 8409/15/2013

And younger gays are losing out on the wit, charm, and sense of decorum, fashion, arts, etc... it's not like older gay guys are the only losers here. The younger gays are ignorant of their cultural heritage, and miss out on a good education in many, many ways.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 8509/15/2013

[quote] The younger gays are ignorant of their cultural heritage, and miss out on a good education in many, many ways.

That's not just young gays. That's everyone under 25. Stupidity is celebrated in this culture. If you know anything, or want to be a learned person, the knives come out for you.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 8709/15/2013

Message boards and online communities in general have always skewed older.

Statistically they have always also heavily skewed female. Hence all the hausfraus who have seen the DL as a viable alternative to iVillage, and the frothing fangurls (mostly in their 30s and 40s) who see the DL as a viable alternative to LiveJournal-now-Tumblr, for over a decade now. And why most social media skews heavily female, too. Women like to commune and socialize online in groups.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 8809/15/2013

[quote]Young guys should be out hooking up and LIVING.

But the young will not stay young forever. Hooking up and LIVING when he was young and hot (and sex on a stick) did not keep Bob Bergeron from eventually turning fifty. And we all know what happened to him then.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 8909/15/2013

You somehow think Gandalf in a caftan could have saved Bob Bergeron from his value system?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 9009/15/2013

You're ALL cunts!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 9109/15/2013

[quote] DL mirrors the dinner part circuit. Wot that? Well, before discos arrived in the early 70s the only way gay people socialised was via bars, beats & saunas. If you were coming out and wanted to meet new people you ended up at dinner table of older guys & sometimes very elderly guys.

Who are you? Where are you from?

That the most ridiculous little story presented as gay history I've heard in quite awhile.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 9209/15/2013

Contrary to R92's assertions, R84 has it exactly right.

But I would add that at that time, gay men were more isolated, and while it wasn't all holding hands and kumbaya (there was lots of bitchiness) the tolerance level was higher in our community - we protected our own.

That's all gone to shit. Whether that's bad or good is your interpretation. I valued learning from older gays when I was 19, but I also don't think we all need to get along because we all like cock. There's got to be more there for me to like someone.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 9309/15/2013

r92, There was a land of Cavaliers and Etiquetteers and fabulous queers called the Old Days. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of place settings and their table linens fair, of Parker and Capote. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a civilization gone with the wifi.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 9409/15/2013

People Googling to check the latest Luise Rainer, Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland news?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 9509/15/2013

How appropriate to make up fairy tales and call them gay history.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 9609/15/2013

Watch "And The Band Played On..." for starters.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 9709/15/2013

[quote]Elder gays still had social power then and young guys were forced to socialise with them because of it. However, because you were young and had no interesting conversation you were relegated to the end of the table until you learnt how to craft an anecdote and the fundamentals of wit.

It hasn't changed one iota for young tricks wanting to socialize with rich and powerful gays. Youngsters fantasize that they have power when they never really do. They are desirable enough so that powerful men compete *with each other* to fuck them.

If a young trick proves lazy, difficult or demanding, he is discarded. Another pretty young thing is always waiting in the wings, hoping to be taken up.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 9809/15/2013

R96 is a denialist. It didn't happen to HER, so it never happened to ANYONE, ever.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 9909/15/2013

This has been the most entertaining thread I've read here in weeks!

Thanks to both the dinner party circuit gays AND the refreshing younger gays for all the anecdotes.

Now can we please get back to discussing inconsistencies on Golden Girls? J/k

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 10009/15/2013

We didn't need apps, we had faces!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 10109/15/2013

I could have authored r5.

This board offers a younger person a taste of culture, wit, and general panache of the past generations of gay men and women. The cultural references are brilliant because they serve as a lesson in anthropology and our own history as gay people. So, bring on the soaps and the divas and the feuding/aging actress discussion - I love it.

Many posters here have their druthers, as it were, and can pontificate on politics, literature, and society in ways that only those with experience can do. Like attracts like, which is why the DL appears to skew older - I cannot contribute the way an older poster can, but I can learn from them. Don't be surprised if there aren't others like me.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 10209/15/2013

Having just spent the last half hour reading this thread and then googling 'Bob Bergeron suicide' (was fucked up and careening out of control for most of 2012 which is how I missed that), I think my experience kinda sums it up. It took a half an hour to read. No pictures. Many points of view. Not easily digestible. But worthwhile in the end.

47. Been here since '97. Glad it's still here. Still worth my time.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 10309/15/2013

Bless you R102. You get it.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 10409/15/2013

I am a swinging 36 year old. I do not feel young, but I definitely don't feel old - if I had to identify, I'd say young but not middle-aged yet. (I consider that 45-55.)

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 10709/15/2013

Because:

1 we are not working endless shifts in fast food joints; and

2.we are not busy with our algebra homework.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 10809/15/2013

R3 wins.

I've been coming here since 1999 when I was barely in my 30s.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 10909/15/2013

Applause to R102 and R103.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 11009/15/2013

And what about us? The 57 year olds that constantly get mistaken for 20 somethings?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 11109/15/2013

Dayum Hilder, that is a big bowl of bitter up there!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 11309/16/2013

Damn, Hilder, you okay over there?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 11409/16/2013

[quote] you're masturbating to videos of anonymous frat guys lighting fires with their flatulence.

I honestly don't recall ever having done that, nor having ever seen something like that.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 11509/16/2013

You're a naive little thing, aren't you, Hilder?

Why would we wait for some trick to offer when we can buy, sell and trade the ones we want, whenever we want?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 11609/16/2013

[quote]Elders deserve reverence.

They WERE revered in the old days because they were oracles of knowledge, wisdom, and history. Younger generations had no choice but to sit at their feet and learn the ways of the tribe. Not so anymore. So much information is available instantly on the internet. Anything you want to know, just Google it. Any young gays want to learn about Stonewall? No problem, just do an internet search and within seconds you can have articles, documentaries, interviews, books.

I rarely have to ask my elderly parents (early 70's) for advice about anything. The last time I did was over a year ago because I wanted an old family recipe. They are the ones calling on me for help and advice these days.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 11809/16/2013

Im in the under 30 portion of DL posters. Ive been posting here for seven years, and I feel like I deserve honorary elder status for putting up with you elder bitches! I've learned that DLers are very regimented, and like their topics presented to them in a certain way, which might be unappealing to the younger crowd. The elders also have pretty lame tastes in men as r22 said (it's really noticeable if you are under 30) But whatever. You guys make up for it with your gay wisdom.

I love the site because it is incredibly anonymous, that is the main draw for me. You don't have to hold back for fear that that someone will attack you later. You can also discuss events and people for way longer here than at other boards. Most of the internet only discusses what is happening today or this week and they move on. Here, we slowly pick apart and judge every trivial detail about everything, for weeks or years if we want, just like homosexuals should!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 11909/16/2013

R112, it's kind of hilarious, in that case, that you spend enough time on DL to know (project) all that.

I think most pathetic of all are the people who frequent any site only to rag on and rage at it.

(Except for myself; I find my own irritation with this place completely reasonable and logical, given how much it's changed, and not for the better, since I found it after IHSG in 1998 or 1999.)

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 12009/16/2013

I agree with paragraph 2, R119. I like the anonymity. I wouldn't speak so freely if i knew all my posts were easily aggregated and remembered.

I also like a slower pace and more detailed dissection. hah

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 12109/16/2013

Wow young people being disrespectful to older people and older people talking about the good old day when the youngsters used to respect them.

Welcome to the real world folks.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 12309/16/2013

Some of the friends my age (late 20s) who know that I post here make fun of me for posting at such a low-tech, boring looking website. FWIW, I post at City-Data and Reddit; two other mostly text-only sites. Meanwhile, they're hooked to Facebook and Youtube and Tumblr (lots of graphics and videos and loud stimuli).

I'm more of a 'reader' I guess and they're more visually-oriented.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 12409/16/2013

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by the lone 23 year old here? reply 12509/16/2013

I always figured that younger people weren't literate.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 12609/17/2013

Fuck you OP.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 12709/17/2013

There's some good insight on this thread. I want to thank all of you for such an entertaining website. And for those of you in your 20's and 30's enjoy your youth because you'll find life flies by quickly (pun intended).

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 12809/18/2013

Because they are the only ones who can express themselves cogently and then formulate those thoughts using complete paragraphs...all without making numerous spelling and grammatical errors.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 12909/18/2013

Too true, r129!

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 13009/18/2013

Yes [R129], Judy Garland vs. Bonanza marches on to an inevitable 200 responses.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 13109/18/2013

Reddit doesn't appear to be anonymous...it keeps wanting me to create a username.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 13609/25/2013

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by the lone 23 year old here? reply 13709/25/2013

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by the lone 23 year old here? reply 13812/16/2013

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by the lone 23 year old here? reply 13901/31/2014

In my case, I was working or chasing men full time. No way would I have had time to DL or even play Internet for that matter. Thank heavens we didn't have it. All that dick I would have missed out on.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 14002/01/2014

Really, this thread should have been closed with R112, who speaks the TRUTH.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 14102/01/2014

It skews even more feminine, girly.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 14202/14/2014

It's midnight on Saturday. Think back to your mid-twenties. Would you have been at home typing into a television set?

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 14303/02/2014

I still would like to kick R112 in the cunt for her grandstanding flim-flam - the fact is that younger creatures are, unfortunately, passive, entitled, dull and poorly educated. And all the lazy prattle about how older guys want to fuck them isn't going to change the fact that today's younger people are well on their way to being tomorrow's vapid, useless wastes of breath.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 14403/02/2014

Some of you elder gays are so deluded it's sad.

You pat yourselves on the back for your supposed wisdom, and said wisdom mainly concerns stars from 50 years ago you want to fuck.

Elder gays are ruining DL.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 14503/02/2014

This thread has taken a nasty turn, as usual.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 14603/02/2014

It's what we do R146. Well some of us, I'm a nice DL'er. Gosh your hair looks nice today.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 14703/02/2014

There could well have been some form of DL back when I was young and still in the game, some solitary activity where old maids and other losers typed away about their misery.

Of course, the result would have been wadded up sheets of paper on the floor and many tears.

I would have had no clue about the existence of this activity. Now I do.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 14809/05/2014

R145 is correct.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 14909/05/2014

What R144 said

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 15009/06/2014

[quote]Elder gays are ruining DL.

Honey, Elder Gays ARE the DL.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 15109/06/2014

Not only does it skew older, but it skews extremely feminine, non-Christian/atheist, and stereotypical. I think it is because gossip is not gonna attract a lot of very masculine youngish jock bros. The subjects discussed here don't have appeal to mainstream dudes.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 15209/06/2014

I'm 27. Not young anymore, but I wouldn't consider myself old by any means either.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 15309/06/2014

27 is young, dude

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 15409/06/2014

I don't consider middle aged to be an elder gay.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 15509/06/2014

I'm 20. A lot of the bullshit about youngergays is just that--bullshit by people who are having to deal with the fact that the world's passing them by.

But I still like you old fags. Maybe I'll even decide to respond to your hundreds of messages and fuck you one day.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 15609/06/2014

[quote]gossip is not gonna attract a lot of very masculine youngish jock bros. The subjects discussed here don't have appeal to mainstream dudes.

How awful! If there's one group I love to talk with as a group of disembodied voices, it's masculine youngish jock bros. They have so much to say and are always so articulate.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 15709/06/2014

You've seen it all when you read a post made by a 92 year-old in which he discusses butt fucking and how clean his anus is.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 15809/06/2014

I started reading DL when I was a junior in college.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 15909/06/2014

Oh dear,I come here the mostly to be read for me spelling.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 16009/06/2014

Younger gays use shorter non-interactive apps. They care not about others' opinions, just the picture of their breakfast.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 16109/06/2014

R40 - check yes to middle aged, single, family-less, bathroom sex. Preference for married men, bitterness and resentment? I don't think so.

Because my friend circle is fairly high-achieving middle aged singles, gay and straight, I frankly have little interest in the younger gays and their interests or aspirations, Nothing of interest has come up on my radar though I do have two younger fuckbuddies.

I belong to a different time but do I feel envious or bitter? I really haven't thought about it much. If DL didn't skew older I wouldn't come here.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 16209/06/2014

It skews older because young people don't hang around. They're like drive-by shooters. They look at a thread, see someone whose outlook is different, call them a "piece of sh!t" and leave.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 16309/06/2014

[quote]I think it is because gossip is not gonna attract a lot of very masculine youngish jock bros. The subjects discussed here don't have appeal to mainstream dudes.

Some of you old fucks are so ridiculous.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 16409/06/2014

I've been posting on DL since I was 19, im 25 now. If anything this site has made me realize that older gays and people in general can be just as fucked up as young idiots. I've taken some posters here to task over various topics involving age, only to be called an asshole, cunt or bitch. But I still like coming back because there is a lot of wisdom here and it's engaging topic specific. The site is also less about pop culture now than it was a few years ago, the posters are getting older and tend to only discuss gay related topics. And a lot of you are racist which makes young people uncomfortable.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 16509/06/2014

ETA - I did initially come for the younger gays.

Since I have little interaction with them IRL I was interested in what they were interested in.

My interest in the younger is minimal because I find them very conservative. (I can think of one area where I thought there was an encouraging sign of life but that got slammed down by the young themselves.

Still, over all, it's an interesting site than say gawker. I've found few sites about gay culture that is not about hooking up now that the sex monkey is not on my back anymore.

by the lone 23 year old here? reply 16609/06/2014
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