What does "masc" mean?
During one of my school breaks, I invited Ethan to my home and introduced him to someone else I know. We spent some time at my house until Ethan had to leave.
After he left, this person and I started casually talking in the kitchen. At first, we just talked about our days and our plans for the week.
But as the conversation continued, their thoughts about Ethan slowly came out. I unknowingly reaped the benefits of not challenging gender expectations.
This leaves room for misogynistic gay men to flaunt their male privilege while screaming for their exclusionary gay rights. It references and even bolsters the constant distancing, othering, and exclusion of a community that is supposed to be fighting for equality.
We are all products of the societies that we live in, and so are our ways of thinking — even what we find to be attractive. Maac swapped out his long-haired, expressive default face pic for one "with less expression and my hair pulled out of sight under a baseball cap.
#mascfishing in the gay dating world is totally a thing — and here's how it happens
In 10 days, he received six times as many messages as he had with his old pic in 14 days, resulting in a of potential dates. That is, until guys got a view of his feminine side.
Some may be presenting themselves honestly or as honestly as they can in a few pictures and sentences. This would be just fine if all men were born with naturally deep, commanding voices and affinities for growing beards and loking cars. But obviously NotAllMen are born that way, so placing so much value on traditionally masculine qualities can leave many feeling pressured to " perform " these qualities in order to be more attractive to potential partners.
Therefore, I think men tend to get caught up in putting out weird vibes, especially in gay culture where men often feel obligated to balance out their attraction to lookng men with behaviors and activities that are often associated with heterosexual males. When I showed up at the bar a few hours later, he glanced down at my thigh area situation and his face displayed a mixture of distinct surprise and disapproval.
I understood why.
All prior images he had of me involved baseball caps and football jerseys, not the kind of wardrobe that suggested I'd show up to the bar wearing the same garment Mariah Carey did while rollerblading in her seminal music video for "Fantasy. Except instead of reeling ,ooking in with the picture of a hot stranger, I had simply used a hypermasculine version of myself.
I had "mascfished" him, if you will. YouTube In the thirst-fueled terrain of gay dating apps, few issues are fraught with more potential landmines than the topic of masculinity. In between are mascc who may or may not put so much direct thought into the topic but probably lean in one of the two directions, whether they realize it or not.