Drew and badasp,
My Mr. 21 year old's best friend has been nic-named the "Gay-est (is that a word, lol) straight guy around. Females love him, he can talk fine dining, wine, philosophy, religion, politics, decorating, music, broadway, etc. Is sweet and sensitive, loves to cook, and yet masculine at the same time. A rare mix :). But he's definitely straight and has a lovely girlfriend (have met her).
Mr. 21 also had a college roommate who loved to decorate their dorm room and he is very straight and just got engaged last week. I couldn't believe how well he did his and my son's dorm room (my son has NO artistic abilities whatsoever; is a physics major w/a minor in mathematics and couldn't care less about his surroundings); plus he was always straightening up my son's side of the room!
I'd love to meet someone who loves to cook, enjoys a good piece of art (I'm heavily involved in the arts)and has alot of traits that my son's 2 friends that I mentioned have!
I've dated a couple of artists and their homes were lovely and composed like paintings. And they love to cook! But alas, one was just too much older than myself and the other, it turned out was in a long distance serious relationship that a mutual friend told me about. Consequently, I broke it off as I liked the guy way too much, knew things could never blossom, plus I felt like we were cheating on his gf. And I didn't want to go there once I found that out.
So you're not as unusual as you think :).
Badasp: good for you re: the pink shirts and ties. My X had no problems wearing pastels whatsoever. He's always been extremely confident of his masculinity (and everything else about himself to put it mildly, lol) and didn't even mind being around gay guys at all.
Interesting turn of discussion :).
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