Using the Right Gay Terms
When posting on gay personals website like gayscene.org is helps if you have the right terminology so you can ask and get exactly what you are looking for a what turns you on. To help you with this we have created a quick guide to ‘Gay Types’ to help you describe what you are looking for in your gay personal as accurately as possible.
Twinks are usually young gays, often skinny and often blonde that have a reputation for being party lovers and really into the latest fashions. Skinny shorts, floppy hair with phone in hand is often how you see Twinks.
Bears are the complete opposite of Twinks! Often older and definitely hairier – bigger is thought of as better and not necessarily muscle. A more butch lifestyle is associated with Bears, sometimes leather clad with facial hair they are generally larger older men. A subset of the Bear Type are the ‘Cubs’ – essentially Young Bears in the making!
Also a subset of Bears, these are very large muscular bears, found in the gym pumping up and working out to keep their physique in tip top shape – this type can also blend well into the next two types.
Wearing Tight T-Shirts and considering himself athletic & muscular. Jocks are the sports bar loving guys who love football and all other very masculine style sports. Sporty, Sexy with muscles!
Tribal tattoos are common over their chiselled bodies and they spend their time intermittently between the latest party place and the latest gym!
These guys are followers of the very latest celebrity fashions. Often seen posing with celebrity styled hair and a wardrobe to match they love selfies and sharing their lifestyles on every social media application they can possibly fit on their phone.
This is a small, but loud, Gay Type. Always outrageous with incredible outfits, and are a league all of their own. Comedy, clothing and enormous wigs combine to create drag queens.
A great description of a body type – a thin, sometimes athletic guy that is hairy – no manscaping allowed! Slim and slinky is a great way to describe this type
Think Wolverine – muscular but lean with not too much body hair but often lots of facial hair. Sometimes included as part of the Bear type and can be any age.
It is true to say that each of us are individuals, and many of us fit into more than one type, however labels and ‘types’ have helped us filter our preferences for years and will help when writing your gay personal advert.