Tag Archives: gaydar

On Failing Gaydar

Fred Bernstein writes for the New York Times: The real reason my gaydar has failed is that there is no such thing as gaydar. No item of clothing, speech pattern, hairstyle or career choice (or even facial topography) is enough to identify someone as gay. In reality, the way you know, when you enter a room, if another man is ...

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Gaydar Vending Machine

(Tipped by JMG reader Aaron)

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Quote Of The Day – Jon Cryer

“I respectfully disagree. I want to stand up for all the slightly effeminate dorks that are actually heterosexual. Just cause the gaydar is going off, doesn’t mean your instruments aren’t faulty. I’ve had to live with that, and that’s okay.” – Jon Cryer, responding to Pretty In Pink costar Molly Ringwald, who says that his Duckie character was gay but ...

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Rosie Sends A Gaydar Gun To Bachmann

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Gaydar Inducts Marcus Bachmann

A clever PR move by Gaydar: In light of Marcus Bachmann’s spike in popularity on gay and gay-friendly blogs across the U.S., internet dating megasite Gaydar.net is offering the the husband of Tea Party presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN) a complimentary lifetime membership. As a rep at Gaydar HQ explains, “Marcus Bachmann is popping up on everyone else’s gaydar, we ...

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Three Angelic Hotties Were Waiting For The Pope As He “Swished By” In Britain

The gay dating site Gaydar stationed the above winged hotties on the Pope’s route today. Via press release: It’s day two of the Pope Benedict’s state visit to the UK. This morning he visited St. Mary’s University in Twickenham, the same town where gay dating megasite Gaydar.net* is based. On arrival he was met by a large crowd of protestors, ...

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You Know One When You See One

Dutch scientists say that an experiment using geometric shapes showed that homosexuals were more adept at identifying smaller shapes within larger ones, leading to the curious conclusion that there really is such a thing as gaydar. A total of 42 men and women were shown pictures of outlines of large squares and rectangles, each of which was packed with smaller ...

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Im Augenblick

According to a new study, gaydar works faster than we thought. They showed men and women photos of 90 faces belonging to homosexual men and heterosexual men for intervals ranging from 33 milliseconds to 10 seconds. When given 100 milliseconds or more to view a face, participants correctly identified sexual orientation nearly 70% of the time. Volunteers were less accurate ...

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Kleenex, Xerox, Gaydar?

England-based Qsoft Consulting, owner of the gay dating site MyGaydar.com, has filed a trademark infringement suit in Delaware, claiming they own the word “gaydar” after another company began using a similar domain name for their own gay and lesbian dating site. Qsoft’s suit also contends that TDTong Ltd. violated the “Can Spam Act” by sending unsolicted messages to users of ...

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Homoblivious

Today’s Word Of The Day over on UrbanDictionary.com is “homoblivious”: Not having the ability to recognize homosexuals as being homosexuals; a lack of gaydar. Example: “He was so homoblivious that he didn’t know that guy was coming on to him.” Everybody got that?.

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From The “That Was Fast” Department

Author and editor Ted Gideonse is pursuing his PhD in Anthropology and has just submitted this au courant paper: “So if you’re a fag, He hates you, too: Donnie Davies, the phenomenology of gaydar, and the feminist call for parody.“ “Davies” is a professional comedic actor. His parody of a “reformed homosexual” and Christian bigot, possibly unknowingly, does exactly what ...

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