Many gay men feel like their love lives are a constant struggle. Some find themselves feeling down on themselves and blame their single status on a lack of opportunities to meet men in their local area. Having multiple tools in your dating toolbox will help you get over any obstacles you may face in your quest to find your own personal rainbow hero. Here are some ways to get out and meet men (that don't involve Grindr because let's be honest, we've all heard that one story too many).
If you live in a smaller town try searching for a gay village in your city. These are areas that have a large selection of bars, restaurants, clubs, and other social gatherings that cater specifically to gay and bisexual men. You can also join a gay sports group or club to get involved with other men who share your interests. These groups often host private parties and events in addition to regular meetings. If you prefer more intellectual pursuits, check out a book club or other hobby-based organization.
Depending on your religion, there are often LGBTQ-specific religious groups that you can join. These can be a great way to connect with other members of your community and build up your confidence as you explore your spirituality with a new group of peers.
Finally, if you want to take your dating life online, sites like Match and eharmony can provide you with a much more structured and secure way to meet a potential love interest. These sites offer privacy features and the option to use video calling to ensure that you're meeting a genuine person who shares your interests before going on a date.