5 LGBT things you need to know today, Jan. 16

1. There's a new dating app for the LGBT community. It's called Winkd, and it works by allowing users to virtually "wink" at others who are in the same location. 2. California drag king Jean Genie must drive...

Navigating gay dating app culture in Atlanta

Lying. Ghosting. Persistent texting. Lack of pictures. Racism (or just preference?). Body shaming. If you use a dating or hookup app like Grindr, Jack’d, Scruff or one of the many others on the market—and if yo...
Simon Williamson, columnist with Georgia Voice

Simon Williamson: Sex and dating in the rear-view

Dating was my worst thing. I love my husband very much, but I am also grateful at the prospect of never having to go on another first date again. From people who arrived with their brother, to those who wore so...
Ashleigh Atwell

Ashleigh Atwell: Admit it: Dating can suck

Heartbreak is traumatizing. Heartbreak is almost unbearable when you’re mentally ill. This time last year, my life was in shambles. I made a mistake that deeply hurt one of my friends and it turned into a pu...

5 LGBT Things you need to know today, Sept. 21

1. Single, gay, and 30? This gay writer has a bit of advice about how single folks should be dating with a purpose in their thirties. "Give the dating apps a break, perfect the art of flirting and ...
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Website names Atlanta one of America’s most promiscuous cities for gay men

Atlanta nightlife

Atlanta ranked as the country's number 10 most promiscuous city for gay men in a recent survey conducted by “Sugar Daddy” website SeekingArrangement.com.

The website collected some 11,000 surveys from gay men and men who have sex with men asking how many men join dating websites “with sex as the main motivation.” Some 82 percent of those surveyed confirmed they did.

The website then collected responses from men on the number of sexual partners they've had in the past year to complete the list.

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Sex & Dating: The sex ed you never got

LGBT Sex Ed Tips

Great sex goes way beyond who puts what where, so we asked two local experts who get to spend their careers thinking about sex to offer their top 10 lessons for LGBT intimacy.

Steven Igarashi is gay outreach program coordinator for AID Atlanta, where he leads programs that offer a broad discussion of men’s sexuality. For more information, check out GO Atlanta at www.aidatlanta.org

Dr. Glenda Corwin is a licensed clinical psychologist and the author of “Sexual Intimacy for Women: A Guide for Same-Sex Couples.” Learn more at www.drglendacorwin.com

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Religion blog: To tell and kiss?

I once imagined writing a queer dating guide that fused identity, politics, common courtesy, ethics, spirituality and sexuality. But back on planet Earth, I fear that just by bringing those lenses to such a project, it would bomb. Certainly, a friend or two would point out that by that very description I manage to squeeze fun out of dating. I would retort that there's no fun in dating. And then I would sadly shake my head and agree this might not be my best project. Perhaps, I could pen a dating guide that was for people who are too intense.

Navigating dating is often a labyrinth of unexpressed expectations, conscious and unconscious fantasies and biases, complicated neuroses, hidden rules mixed with some pheremonal chemistry and then add specific LGBTQQI issues into the mix! And all of that starts with you, so imagine what happens when another person is involved!