I feel like a lot of twentysomethings, because of immaturity, aren't as informed about the disease and stigmatize it." —Christian, 27 "If I settle with one guy, delete Tinder, and stay in all the time, am I going to miss out on The One?
Here's what they had to say: "Growing up, I loved romantic comedies that depicted the happy endings of straight couples.
So when I started dating, I viewed what I wanted from those examples.
Queer men are varying shades of the rainbow." —Chris, 25 "I went from a 225-pound fat boy to a 145-pound athletic guy.
As I lost more weight and gained muscle mass, I began to notice a change in my looks.
You can be having a great conversation with a guy online, then, at the slightest suspicion that you are a total queen, you are ghosted. We just need to learn that some guys really are into Britney Spears while others really do love monster trucks, but that doesn't define what they can bring to dating or a relationship." —Jeremy, 22 "The biggest struggle of dating is the internal battle one undergoes when deciding if he wants an open, polyamorous, or monogamous relationship.
I've been in all three relationships and neither was perfect, but all provided wonderful learning and growth opportunities.
Am I saying no to all the other guys who might be the one I want to spend my life with?
I feel like I only want to date someone who I am 100% convinced I'll be with forever." —Craig, 21 "Between Grindr and talking to people on all the others, it takes up a few hours a day. When you are constantly texting multiple people and don't respond to one, you get the infamous question mark text. It's just a lot." —Taylor, 22 "Because of dating apps, you can find out where a guy works, what kind of company he keeps, and all the places he's lived before even meeting him.
It's become a thing to hide behind a virtual wall and become something you're not.