Gay Daddy & Bear Blog: Age Appropriate

Daddyhunt
December 19, 2014
Category: Dating
Safe Daddy Dating Tips

#DaddyDating can be tons of fun and super exciting, especially when you meet a new guy who makes your heart skip a few beats every time you get an in-box notification. It’s easy to get distracted when romance is in the air, but don’t forget to keep yourself safe when hooking up. The Anti-Violence Project’s goal is to help end all forms of violence against gay and HIV-affected community members.

So… what kind of precautions do you take when meeting a new guy?

Here’s some valuable tips from the AVP website:

Use your tech
Text yourself or friends about where you'll be and who you’re with. Include the username your date uses, and a picture of the person if possible. Save messages when using websites and apps.

Meet in public
Meeting in public allows for greater options for safety. If possible bring friends with you, as they can watch your back and give you their impressions.

Question dishonest behavior
If the person doesn't look like the picture they sent you, ask them about it. If they don't have an answer you feel comfortable with, leave.

Know your limits
If you're going to use substances, including alcohol, consider deciding ahead of time when and how much you will use. Never leave your drink or belongings unattended.

Trust your instincts
If you feel threatened or unsafe at...

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Daddyhunt
December 16, 2014
Category: Dating
The Ins & Outs of Daddy Dating

What sorts of comments might intergenerational couples get from other people, and how should they respond?

Gold Digger, obviously. It’s easy to assume that younger guys who date older guys are looking for cash. I’m not saying a big bank account isn’t a plus for some younger guys, but most of the guys on Daddyhunt are genuinely attracted to older men and the things that an older man has to offer, in and out of the bedroom.

Judgment. People can be very judgmental. No — scratch that — they can be evil, vindictive, jealous bitches. That being said, if you and your older/younger partner have love and respect for each other, the people who genuinely care about you will see that. You can’t worry about everyone else.

It can be very painful not to be ‘seen’ for who you are or to be dismissed by other people’s narrow-mindedness. But put that pain and anger into becoming the best boyfriend or partner you can be and taking as much joy, love, growth (and sex) as you can from the experience. One of the central tenets of the gay rights movement is that it doesn’t matter who you love, but how you love them. I think that applies to anyone who goes against the grain, including people brave enough to enter into intergenerational relationships.

Luckily, our society and culture is beginning to get more comfortable with the idea of couples of different ages and as more and more do it publically (Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Dustin Lance Black…) they will continue to achieve more mainstream acceptance. Relationships between...

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Daddyhunt
December 12, 2014
Category: Dating
 Start snapping those holiday selfies!

The holidays are a great time to take tons of selfies.

Just make sure you add ALL your special moments to the Daddyhunt App FotoFeed. Especially those pics of you making inappropriate gestures with a turkey leg or having a bit too much fun sitting in Santa’s lap. We want to see them all!

Get ready for tons of ‘likes’

The more photos you upload the more you’ll be noticed in the FotoFeed, and you’ll be instantly notified every time somebody ‘likes’ or comments on your amazing holiday pictures. So put on that ugly reindeer sweater, grab your cellphone and start posing. We can’t wait to see you in the Daddyhunt App FotoFeed!

Download the Daddyhunt App here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daddyhunt-dating-app-for-gay/id921687947...

View the Santa Daddy video here:
http://youtu.be/lPBN6_gqzNU

Daddyhunt
December 9, 2014
Category: Dating
The Do's & Don'ts of Daddy Dating

Matt Baume asked relationship expert and Daddyhunt/MISTER CEO Carl Sandler, "What are the top do's and don'ts for young guys seeking a Daddy?"

DO:

… Be straight-forward.
Tell Daddy up front it you are just looking for him to nibble on your tender drumstick. If, instead, you are looking for dinner and a marriage proposal, then let him know. Daddies have enough experience to roll with either option. Just don’t play around with their hearts.

… Follow-through.
Games are for kids — and believe me, Chicken Little, your Daddy has not only played them all, he’s donated them to Goodwill. So if you say you want to hang out on Saturday night, then make a reservation, plan ahead and for God’s sake, be on time. Don’t ignore Daddy’s calls and drunk text him at 11 pm, expecting him to be excited you reached out. Follow through is the key to Daddy’s love.

… Know where to hunt.
If you are looking for a strong, secure, MAN, you won’t find him at some appletini-filled, neon, low-tea party. No, Daddy is sipping whisky in a leather armchair, smoking a Cuban cigar and roasting a duck over a fire pit. If you want a Daddy, go where the Daddies roam freely; Daddyhunt.

DON'T:

… Assume youth gives you the upper hand.
Sure, Daddies crave chicken but they also know the value of a well-cooked piece of steak. You both have gifts to offer each other so make sure mutual respect is the only currency trading hands.

… Get mad if he doesn't want...

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Daddyhunt
December 5, 2014
Category: Dating
Got a hot guy you want to keep track of?

Got a hot guy you want to keep track of? The all new Daddyhunt App lets you easily ‘follow’ guys (from nearby or anywhere in the world!) and you’ll get updates whenever the men you follow post new photos. In this way Daddyhunt functions similarly to Instagram, but of course Daddyhunt is a whole lot sexier.

Just click the big red button! Every member profile has a ‘follow’ button located just above their profile bio. Click the button to ‘follow’ them, and click it again later to ‘unfollow’ them if you no longer want to keep track of their updates.

The Daddyhunt App is the best way to stay updated and connected with all the special Daddies and Daddy lovers waiting to meet you.

Who are you following on the Daddyhunt App?

and who’s following you?

Download the app here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daddyhunt-dating-app-for-gay/id921687947...

and then check out the HOT Daddy in the video:
http://youtu.be/7t_q3k3pTzA?list=UU9IUAF-NYMFM_d5o-9Eh1Mw

Daddyhunt
November 28, 2014
Category: Gay Culture
How do you bring up the topic?

It’s important to have conversations with your partner about safer sex and healthy relationships, but that can be a lot easier said than done. Worried about how your new or existing guy is going to react? You’re not alone, many men have those fears.

What are your tips on how to get the conversation started?

Here are some suggestions other guys have found helpful in having these conversations:
Don’t wait until the heat of the moment to start talking about HIV. It’s better to talk about it earlier rather than later...certainly before you have sex.
Some men who are living with HIV have suggested that it helps to talk about their status early in the relationship. Disclosing you are HIV-positive after you've become close to someone can cause your partner to feel as though you have kept something important from him.
Don’t force it. Find the right time and place to have a conversation. You can schedule a time to talk or have spontaneous conversations in a setting where you are comfortable. A conversation does not have to be face-to-face. Whether you talk, type, or text what is important is that you start the conversation about HIV.

More tips and info: http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/campaigns/starttalking/convo.html

Daddyhunt
November 13, 2014
Category: Gay Culture
How far would you go for love? Circumcision?

Daddyhunt & MISTER CEO Carl Sandler discusses love, sex and self-acceptance on "The Morning Jolt" with Larry Flick on Sirius/XM's Radio OutQ. Carl Sandler, who is also the celebrated relationship advice columnist "Ask MISTER CARL" on Huffington Post, discusses the challenges people encounter in their dating and love lives.

LISTEN TO RECORDED SHOW

So... how far would YOU go for love?

Daddyhunt
November 12, 2014
Category: Dating
Check out the all new Daddyhunt App!

Finally the App you’ve been waiting for
The Daddyhunt App is the first gay dating and social networking application designed specifically for Daddies and Daddy lovers. With over 1 million profiles, we are also the largest community of older and younger gay men (18+) in the world. Our new free app is more than just a place for chatting and sending pictures, although you can do that too. We are also the first ever private photo-sharing community for gay men with experience.

Loads of cool features
You can post photos from all aspects of your life (from vacation pics to bathroom selfies) privately and securely within the Daddyhunt community, and you can also “like”, comment and “follow” men you are interested in. Our built in geo-locating lets you easily see which members are located near by.

You already have a log-in
Just download the Daddyhunt App (android version coming soon) and then use your existing Daddyhunt or MISTER username and password to log in. It’s that easy!
DOWNLOAD HERE

Check out the video
Daddies can be so helpful... especially in the shower. Get the Daddyhunt App and find your perfect Daddy!
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Daddyhunt
November 3, 2014
Category: Eye Candy
Halloween 2014 Costume Winners

Totempole dressed up as a french roast flavia coffee packet and lets face it, who doesn't love coffee? Pour it up Totempole. You win the humorous costume award. Free swag coming your way.

TK69 dressed as a spooky cereal killer. He kinda looks like Skelator... obviously he's got it in for poor Franken Berry. Cereal is full of empty calories and refined carbs anyway so carry on TK69. You win the spooky costume award. Free swag cometh.

PeircedNtattooed dressed up as... well, we don't actually know who he is supposed to be (help us out commenters), but he looks damn sexy so he wins the sexy costume award. You getting some swag too!

Thanks to everyone who sent in Halloween pics. Remember we're all winners when there's candy involved.

Daddyhunt
October 31, 2014
Category: Gay Culture
We're proud Tim Cook is gay!

"So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."-Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple's top iDaddy, Tim Cook, came out as publicly gay yesterday and said that, "Part of social progress is understanding that a person is not defined only by one’s sexuality, race, or gender. I’m an engineer, an uncle, a nature lover, a fitness nut, a son of the South, a sports fanatic, and many other things."

Among other things we also think he's one hot progressive Daddy!