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Old 09-17-2015, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Are you into Softball? Bowling? Rugby? Water Polo? Atlanta has gay leagues for all of these.
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Old 09-17-2015, 07:35 PM
 
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I'm looking for friends as well. Been here almost two years and had little success. I'm 30 and stay in dunwoody. Pm me
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:23 PM
 
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Are you into Softball? Bowling? Rugby? Water Polo? Atlanta has gay leagues for all of these.

Unfortunately, I am not...at least not enough to be part of a league anyway. But that was a good suggestion as these leagues could open doors for many other gay men.
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:40 PM
 
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Atlanta has such a large gay population that just doing "regular" stuff should give you access to gay networks and such.
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:13 PM
 
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I think the gay community is generally pretty cliquey anyway. And if you live in the suburbs then you mine as well be on Mars in their minds. I've had guys tell me that they wouldn't be friends with me because I didn't live in midtown and a 20 minute drive was just "too far."

I think your best bet is to let things just happen naturally. It'll take a very long time, though. I've found meetups and such very forced and didn't feel right. Sometimes you can find people through work.

Someone did post the question above, do they have to be gay? For me, I'd rather just have friends.
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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I'm sure friends don't all have to be gay, but it is nice to have some like-minded friends to hang out with.

There is a gay organization in Atlanta for just about any interest you might have. There is a gay men's chorus, a classic car club, gay festivals, all kinds of sports that have all levels from beginner to advanced, card/game clubs, etc. The gay newspapers and magazines used to be a good place to find these things but I'm not sure that is still true. Do you like camping? There is a great gay/clothing optional campground about an hour from Atlanta that's really popular: The River's Edge ~ Dewy Rose, GA

The M4M sites are mostly about sex, but there are people just looking to meet someone too...and I definitely think that you can meet quality people in bars/clubs - they aren't all there looking for a quickie. There are also many ways to volunteer your time for gay causes, festivals, fund raisers, etc, and that seems like a good way to meet people as well. Maybe hang out in a Midtown coffee shop? All it takes is to meet one person that knows a lot of people and you're in, but I know it's hard to do sometimes. Don't give up.
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:51 PM
 
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Awww, you're just looking for gay male friends? How about gay female friends??
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Awww, you're just looking for gay male friends? How about gay female friends??
Is there a problem? I see nothing wrong with his inquiry.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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Dearest Atlanta city data forum posters,

Just been doing some thinking. I am in my late 20’s and would like to make more friends who are like me-male and gay. There always seem to be people who are ‘in the know’ and I would like to know where guys find their gay male friends. I am aware of many gay hot spots being in Atlanta but I am curious if there are any in the suburbs that are not well known. I saw a web site of a gay club in Marietta long ago but it has been closed.

Fellas, are clubs the best way to meet guys? I have tried looking into the meetup web site but notice the groups are mostly older white men. I find it hard to relate to these men as well as the witchy queens (sorry just my experience) found in Blakes. Bulldogs wasn’t witchy but from the times I went found that it wasn’t my scene either. Should I try other clubs such as Jungle? Am I being a little nave to think that I can find quality friends in clubs? Are there other options besides clubs and meet-up? I am not in university right now, nor do I attend church.

I know I may have asked for a lot…just curious about your experiences and what you’ve done. Perhaps your advice can help me think outside the box or give me the reality check I may need.


Yours truly,
Sleepless in the suburbs (So cheesy but I hope that gave you a laugh)
Hey, there's another gay guy on this forum that just moved to ATL and keeps coming on here asking about how to meet other male gays...you need to get up with him.
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:29 PM
 
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Is there a problem? I see nothing wrong with his inquiry.
Hush, I'm trying to make gay friends too. Just inquiring to his inquiry to see; gee willickers, can't I make gay male friends too? Nothing wrong with that.
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