Dating

Is Dating Younger a Big Deal?

T,

Real quick.  What are your thoughts on dating younger?  I’m knocking on 29, and I’ve just not been able to make it work with guys my age.  I tried dating older, and that didn’t work out for me.  The older men I’ve dated always came into the situation like they were the authoritarian and I needed to be schooled in everything.  Anyway, I met this guy at a bar about two weeks ago, and we’ve been texting since then.  Only problem is that he just turned 21 a month ago. From what I know he seems cool, but that age difference makes me nervous.  What do you think I should do?
-Young but Not that Young

Personal Revelations, The Lifestyle

Intimate Convos with Tavion: Coming Out Part I

I haven’t really talked a lot about my experiences coming out, so I thought I’d start sharing.  When I finally came to accept myself for who I truly am after years of denial, depression, and self-hate, I decided that I would slowly start to tell some of those closest to me of my truth.  I figured if I’m going to live my adult life the way I want to, I can’t do that by being unauthentic to those I call besties and family.  One of the first ones up on my coming out tour was my college bff.