Dating for liberals
Toronto needed to be more like Florence, Italy - lots of public spaces and severe restrictions on ownership of private property.At this point I decided that I had no interest in pursuing this relationship any further, so I responded: "You know, the beauty of Florence is largely the result of being ruled for centuries by thuggish Medici dictators who ran the city like Tony Soprano ran New Jersey - is that what Toronto really needs?However, the people I date assume that EVERY gay man they meet is a liberal (or an outright socialist) just like they are so those conversational conventions are rarely observed by the men I meet socially. He's highly educated and well-travelled, and we seemed to share many of the same interests.I arranged to meet him at a restaurant in the east end and took the TTC out there - that's when the nightmare began.Thank you Stephen Harper." I was pretty sure that the feds had ponied up big bucks recently for that express purpose, but I kept quiet.We ordered drinks and I tried to steer the conversation towards architecture - an area of mutual interest.We are an extremely small subset of the gay "community" and are spread around the country very thinly, so it's practically impossible to meet other fellow-travellers.
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Each time I do this I wonder what the hell I was thinking and retreat to my fortess of solitude to lick my wounds.
This weekend I poked my head out of my cocoon and headed off to Toronto for a date with Scott (although I'm 100% sure that he'll never read this blog, I've given him a pseudonym). For those of my straight readers who need a little background, being a conservative is a definite handicap for gay men in the dating scene.