The Queerty Interview

How To Win A Date With Tyler Oakley


Famous YouTuber Tyler Oakley is auctioning off his date-auction virginity to help raise money for The Trevor Project. So far, Oakley has raised over $450,000 to the LGBT youth suicide prevention hotline. The fundraiser is ending this weekend, so be sure to pitch in and help him raise his goal. Every donation will be entered to win a hot date with Oakley in Los Angeles.

We talked to the pint-sized power gay about how he deals with stalkers, whether we’ll see his “cock in a sock” and what’s stopping him from just taking that $450k and disappearing to an undisclosed island in the Bahamas.

I think I’ve heard about Trevor Project but why do they need so much money?
Somewhere, someone right now is feeling isolated, alone, and like they have nobody to talk to. The Trevor Project is an organization providing a safe, confidential, and free resource for those who needs a listening ear. With every donation The Trevor Project is able to provide the most effective and up to date resources and training for its volunteers, all with the goal of supporting LGBT youth.

What would happen if you were to take all that money and move to an undisclosed island in the Bahamas only to never be heard from again?
I wouldn’t have to read the inevitably negative comments on this Queerty post. Scroll down… you’ll see what I mean.

You’re in such a charitable spirit recently. Did you considering putting your “cock in a sock” for cancer awareness?
Not only do I support this campaign, but I’ve already gone as far as mailing socks to every one of my celebrity crushes. Zac Efron, check your P.O. Box.

You have millions of followers. What’s the scariest stalker you’ve ever had to deal with?
I put my mom in one video and now she won’t stop calling.

Let’s say the internet was never invented, what would your dream job be?
If the Internet was never invented my dream job would be inventing the Internet.

When is the 5AwesomeGays reunion happening? Do you still keep in touch with your former cast mates?
Well, Korey (Tuesday of 5AwesomeGays) just moved to L.A. and is now my neighbor… so you never know.

Who are five new awesome YouTube gays we should be obsessed with?
Hannah HartTroye SivanMiles JaiLohanthonyBen J Pierce

Davey Wavey is in a new show about guys going on online dates. What’s the dumbest reality TV show idea anyone’s ever pitched to you?
I’m genuinely excited for Davey’s show, he and I have become good friends! Unfortunately, the offers I’ve received are so dumb that they don’t deserve the free promo I’d be giving them… you know who you are and you know what you did.

Besides donating to your Trevor Project fundraiser, how else may a Queerty reader win a date with you?
Go listen to Shania Twain’s classic song “Any Man of Mine” and take note.

Are there any relationship deal breakers admirers should be aware of? What’s the worst pick up line you’ve ever heard?
Open mouth chewers and slow walkers are both pretty terrible. The worst pickup line I’ve ever heard would have to be “Are you Tyler Oakley?”