If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, we support that in any shape or form.

Although gay dating is a unique experience, queer relationships themselves have a lot more commonalities with straight couplings than they have differences. So to calm the confusion and bust some pretty common dating myths, we decided to take a look at all the ways gay dating is just like straight dating. Here are just a few:

  • First Dates Are Terrifying

What if they look nothing like their pics on their dating sites? What if they start a fight at the bar? There are a million worst-case scenarios that will run through your head before a first date, and those anxieties don’t just disappear because your date isn’t straight.

Gay or straight, first dates are pretty scary. You just have to dive in and hope the waters aren’t too rough.

  •     Your Straight or Gay Dating Pool Is as Small as You Make It

Here’s the thing — with straight dating or gay dating your pool of prospective partners is only as small as you make it. Challenge yourself to get out there and meet new people! Until you do, the only person you should be blamed for that tiny dating pool is yourself.

  • Meeting the Family Can Be Awkward or Amazing

Many people might assume that one of the most difficult parts of gay dating is bringing your partner home to meet your family. They’re often right, but what they don’t realize is that it depends entirely upon your family, your partner and the strength of your relationship. These are real issues, but they’re not unique to the gay community. The point is, if your family really wants to love and support you, they will — even if they stumble along the way.

  • Gay Dating Won’t Work Unless You Do

All established relationships require work. Gay, straight, queer, monogamous, open — no matter what a relationship looks like, the people in it will have disagreements. The mistake that couples usually make is that they fight against each other instead of against the problem itself.

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