A heterosexual man on Reddit isn’t sure how to handle the increasing number of gay men who he believes are hitting on him.
“Sup dudes,” his post begins. “I’m a straight male in Portland, Oregon. Today, while at work, I had two gay men make advances towards me (compliments, winking at me from afar, etc). I was flattered but, sadly for them, I’m not gay.”
The man continues: “It seems that I receive advances from gay men far more commonly than straight women. Is this common? Do I just attract homosexuals and repel women or what?”
His fellow Reddit users waste no time offering their two cents.
“You’re probably giving off gay vibes,” one commenter writes. “Could be your mannerisms and the way you talk.”
“Sorry, but you probably look gay,” another person says before reassuring the man that “gay men would ignore you if you weren’t good-looking.”
A third commenter attributes it to the man living in a city with one of the highest gay populations in the country: “If you live in an urban area that is gay friendly and has a large population of LGBT people,” he says, “you’re more likely to have a dude flirt with you than a woman.”
Other guys say they, too, have dealt with this problem.
“I definitely get hit on by dudes more often than chicks,” one man writes. “It’s flattering really once you get used to it.”
“I happen to be a straight male living in Portland as well and this happens to me all the time,” a second man adds. “I, too, am flattered, but like I can’t tap that.”
“It has happened to me a few times,” a third man says. “No biggy, just take the compliment and tell em you’re straight.”
“Every time I go to the bar, there’ll be at least one guy feeling me out,” a fourth man adds. “I don’t go to the bar much anymore.”
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