Hi, I'm 16 and around this time last year, I confirmed to myself that I'm gay. My parents found out then too and because of my religion, life's been very difficult since then. At 1st, I used omegle/snapchat, which in hindsight was very very bad. I even had the police come and speak to me about that to make sure I'm ok. I stopped that in December last year. Then I started using Discord and had a few BF's but it never went well. The reason I resorted to online was because I never had any experience of dating anyone, let alone a gay person. Also, I went to a secondary school where everyone was homophobic (religious boys school) so I didn't have anyone around me to date.
Now, I go to an LGBT youth club and my new 6th form has many gay people but no-one seems interested in dating. I just want to love someone and have someone love me back, and help me discover and love myself, as my anxiety gets in the way of things, especially with self-love. However, I have no clue how to start something and date irl, or any signs I need to look out of etc, and there is no one to date. I'm a very outgoing person and have the courage to talk to anyone. Can anyone help me out please? Thanks!!!