9. Stop comparing. Check out the merchandise, evaluate the functionality, weigh the benefits, but for crying out loud, stop comparing yourself to everyone around you! The more you look to others to validate your existence, your value and your self-worth, the deeper the hole gets for you to lay in and have sand kicked in your face. Just because "Bryce" dates like a mad man doesn't mean he's more datable than you. Find your stride, your way, your place and snuggle in. That cozy warm space of dating your way will find you.
10. Trust yourself to be yourself. You've heard it before: Trust is the basis of everything. But honey, practice makes perfect, and it starts with you. As gay men, one of the hardest obstacles we face is trusting that we're okay because we're gay. The more you dial in, trust yourself and stop second-guessing, the more you'll be able to see the decisions you're making in your gay dating life are exactly as they should be. But baby, you gotta trust yourself because their ain't no one else that's gonna do it for ya.
Whether it's a first date, casual dating or dating to mate, gay guys face the same challenges as everyone else. The only difference is they do it with class, sass and still get a piece of ass when it's done right!
Rick Clemons is a Certified Professional Coach who's been featured on The Ricki Lake Show and is a highly sought after radio show guest, blogger, author and Sex Coach U Faculty member, who lovingly addresses the many facets of coming out for all who are touched by this journey. Rick also hosted his own radio show, The Coming Out Lounge and has been an expert guest on numerous other radio shows and in print on national blogs.
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