How’s Your Gaydar?
Can you really tell if someone is queer? Do you have a finely-tuned ‘Gaydar’ that can pick up on the subtle signals and cues that indicate whether or not the guy that you’re talking to is on your team? There’s not much science behind it, but it’s a fun way to gamify the dating experience in the real world.
It also happens to be the name of one of the original online dating specialists for the LGBTQ community – Gaydar was established over 20 years ago and is still going strong.
If you’re wondering if a guy is on your team, here’s five ways to test whether your Gaydar is working effectively.
When you first meet a guy, you can pick up a lot of information through the handshake. Did he look you in the eyes while shaking your hand? Did he hold that handshake a moment longer than he needed to? Did he smile at you?
Scent is one of our most powerful senses when it comes to figuring out if there’s a sexual attraction between you and another guy. What does he smell like? Does he smell good? Are detecting a hint of something expensive, possibly something from the Tom Ford range?
The facial hair
Lots of guys have facial hair, but someone who has put some effort into their facial hair is someone looking to impress. Is he rocking a moustache? You should definitely hit on him.
Maybe you’re catching a glimpse while he’s getting changed at the gym, or perhaps you can see the waistband peeking out over the top of his trousers. What colour underwear is he wearing? What brand is he wearing? If he’s wearing a jockstrap, he’s probably exactly what you’re looking for.
The simplest way to figure out if a guy is into other guys is just to ask him. Not everyone is going to identify as gay, but if you offer to suck his dick and he’s up for it, that pretty much gives you all the information you need.