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If Guys Acted In Real Life The Way They Do On Gay Apps

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 1.28.13 PMIt’s been argued that the gay social scene is getting more and more cramped. Pocket sized, even.

And as digital grids of thirsty queens replace public cruising, it only makes sense that people’s behavior would get more audacious. What’s the worst that can happen? You get ignored, blocked, maybe a nasty response. But the rejection is minimal, and then it’s on to the next.

What would happen if the tables turned again and we transferred our digital behavior back into the 3D world?

In San Francisco, it might go something like this:

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16 Comments

  • Charlie in Charge

    Wildly, resoundingly accurate, and very fun.

    Courtesy is sexy, spread the word.

  • tham

    Obvious who wrote this has never been to Rage.

  • Kieru

    I think it’s great that Jack’d can take an honest look at the flaws in the service they provide, poke a little fun at it and hopefully get people to be more you know… human. Services like Jack’d and Grindr are here to stay… doesn’t mean we have to devolve into assholes.

  • 1898

    SO true.

    They left out the guys who say “hi,” and you say hello in return, and then they don’t say anything else. It’s like the digital equivalent of walking up to someone in a bar, saying hi, and then just walking away without saying another word. So bizarre…

  • 1898

    I mean why would you say hello to someone in the first place if you have no intention of saying anything else? Am I missing something? In my entire life I’ve never had someone walk up to me, say hi, and then immediately walk away… so why do people do this on apps and web sites?

  • trelin

    @1898: Well, it’s better than ignoring the person. At least it’s a acknowledgment.

  • 1898

    Yes, but they were the ones who made the first move / first contact… so why would a person make first contact, receive a friendly response, and then say nothing more? If you said hi to me, and I said hi in return, would you continue with a conversation or just walk away? What’s the point of making first contact at all if you have nothing to say? That’s what I find so baffling. I can’t chock it up to shyness because if they were that shy they wouldn’t have made first contact.

  • 1898

    Here’s another variation that has happened to me a few times:

    Him: “hi”

    Me: “Hey, how’s it going?

    Him: “hi”

  • Silent_Joe

    All of it, very true.

  • Dave in Northridge

    That’s just great. It could have been shot in LA too.

  • Stache99

    Anyone that starts off with Sup it’s an automatic..next.

    Too many dislikes makes me think you’re a high maintenance diva ie boring.

    I don’t mind seeing sexual parts but it should be tasteful and not some spread ass cheek see my hole pic.

    Face is a must.

  • AJAnders

    Is that gay porn star Adam Ramzi in the video?

  • JaredNorthcutt30

    @Kieru: Humans already devolved long ago.

  • heavylifter

    Don’t forget lots of guys on Grindr, especially in the early hours of the morning are slamming, ergo the erratic behaviour.

    Comparing apps to real life is like apples and oranges anyway.

  • wpewen

    @Kieru: Sorry, you are going to become an asshole if you use an app to meet a person for sexual activity. Being 56, I find it so mindless even if I was younger no way would I do it. Totally empty.

  • seanf31

    ..this is gold, and lists some of the things I hated about those “dating” apps. Love the baghead, lol – great depiction …but they forgot to include the guy who is over 40, 50, even 60, who acts and dresses like he’s 19, and sais he’s 20’s or 30’s and complains about the “old” guys – lmao. I’m 45, and I’ve had guys on those apps older than me call me old, lmfao ..delusional much? ..also, forgot the prize gem with a wife and kids or partner trying to pick up guys also, encountered that plenty. Called a dating app, yet everything happens BUT dating, great video :)

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