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Choupinet
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Hello everyone,

I was reading this article about a study carried out which suggests that the idea of a 'gaydar'... as in, a 'sense' (or radar) for detecting homosexuality - is actually true

http://www.courant.com/features/life...,1062750.story

I was curious then what everyone else thought about it.... anyone think it is utter tosh or actually reasonable?

And maybe, would you say you have a 'gaydar'?
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It's easy to tell when you're in a gay bar
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The experiment wasn't really on a grand enough scale to really be of much merit. I dismiss it as pop-psychology tosh until more research is done. I mean, "gaydar" is perhaps being overstated - I had a housemate who often wore metrosexual clothing and looked pretty gay, and he was.
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Everyone I fancied when I was around 15 has since came out.

Apart from Jake Gyllenhaal, that is. :|
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Yeah, have you genuinely never heard of it before?
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Everyone I fancied when I was around 15 has since came out.

Apart from Jake Gyllenhaal, that is. :|
Oh, like who?
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But yeah, some people just find it really easy to spot gays and whatnot.

That said, some fail utterly, only about 3 of my exes knew I was straight before I asked them out, the rest thought I was gay.
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The thing i don't understand, is that surely that is a negative study for the gay community? Because generally they promote the idea that gay people are identical to straight men in mannerisms/physiology etc, which is probably right.

Yet if a "gaydar" does exist it would have to work off cues such as facial shapes, mannerisms, voice etc would it not (saying in some way gay people are different in their behaviour or image)? It just seems like a contradiction that this would be adopted as a positive study by gay groups.
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(Original post by Sick Puppy)
It's easy to tell when you're in a gay bar
Not really. I always get hit on when I'm in gay bars and I'm not gay.
Not that I'm surprised to be hit on, being a guy in a gay bar, but still.
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I'm gay, and I often have trouble spotting if people are gay, though I have on occasion spotted it a mile off when others haven't.
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(Original post by reductio)
Everyone I fancied when I was around 15 has since came out.

Apart from Jake Gyllenhaal, that is. :|
lol noooo..jake gyllenhaal cant come out as gay... id be sad...
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Oh, I thought you meant the radio station called gaydar....
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My gaydar is broken .
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Not really. I always get hit on when I'm in gay bars and I'm not gay.
Not that I'm surprised to be hit on, being a guy in a gay bar, but still.
It was a joke but if you're in a gay bar, most people would assume that you are gay :p: Though I've had quite a few girls come on to me and I've never actually been in a gay bar!
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(Original post by TomQMU)
Not really. I always get hit on when I'm in gay bars and I'm not gay.
Not that I'm surprised to be hit on, being a guy in a gay bar, but still.
What are you up to in gay bars if you're not gay
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What are you up to in gay bars if you're not gay
I"m not gay and I"ve been to gay bars. They are always a great night out, I recently went to Canal St in Manchester and had a blast
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Someone should make a superhero with a super sense of gaydar.
Call him something like Gayman except a little less obvious. :hmmm:
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i can never tell so i dont have it
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(Original post by RJ555)
The thing i don't understand, is that surely that is a negative study for the gay community? Because generally they promote the idea that gay people are identical to straight men in mannerisms/physiology etc, which is probably right.

Yet if a "gaydar" does exist it would have to work off cues such as facial shapes, mannerisms, voice etc would it not (saying in some way gay people are different in their behaviour or image)? It just seems like a contradiction that this would be adopted as a positive study by gay groups.
There is no unilateral front of LGBT groups - they're entitled to their own outlooks.

The facade that gay men are identical to heterosexual ones seems to lose all importance the moment you hit a bar, anyway :rolleyes:
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(Original post by Giz)
What are you up to in gay bars if you're not gay
Why not? Got a lot of gay friends (does that sound bad, a la "I have a black friend?), some gay bars are nice. It's also nice not being hit on for a while!!
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