Gay Daddy & Bear Blog: Age Appropriate

Official Daddyhunt
September 4, 2013
Category: Wellness

Having a beard doesn't make you a daddy (case in point), but being a daddy definitely makes having a beard look so much better. Maybe it's the way the ability to grow full-blown facial hair instantly separates the men from the boys. Or the way a man's willingness to sprout some stubble tells us he isn't afraid to make a statement. Or that part of the reason a beard looks so right on a mature man is because he's earned the right to wear it. Oh, heck, maybe we just have a thing for lumberjacks. The point is, we love guys with beards—the thicker and fuller the better!—and with fall right around the corner, we expect to be seeing a lot more of them in the coming months. But there's a fine line between looking honorably hirsute and hair-raisingly horrifying. Whether you're starting from scratch, growing it out, or are already a world-class whisker man, we've compiled five awesome products and few insider tips to help keep your hairy mug in check and looking hot.


panasonic all in one trimmer
Step 1: Trim

Looking like a rugged wilderness man might be the goal, but that doesn't mean looking like you stepped out of The Call of the Wild. Keeping your facial hair even and well-groomed starts with having the proper trimming and sculpting tools, whether it be scissors, a straight razor, or an electric clipper. We love this ...

Read more
September 3, 2013
Category: Wellness

At 64 and without a shark cage, Diana Nyad swam 110 miles from Cuba to Florida. What have you done today?

For 35 years and after 4 previous attempts, she emerged victorious from the water with a message: “One is we should never, ever give up. Two is you never are too old to chase your dreams. Three is it looks like a solitary sport, but it takes a team.” All too often, we put a pre-mature expiration dates on our dreams because society gives us the illusion that after a certain age things can't be done. But the reality is, and what Diana reminds us all, is that with passion, determination, and hard work incredible things can happen at any age. It may all sound hokey, but with a timely example like this in the headlines, it's living proof that we should swing for the fences always.

What goals or dreams have you given up on due to age? Maybe it's time to revisit them...

August 28, 2013
Category: Entertainment

Kissing isn't always as smooth as it's portrayed in the movies. In fact, sometimes it can be down right awkward. Vloggers Mark and Ethan took to YouTube to illustrate just how awkward (and oftentimes hilarious) those moments can be. It doesn't hurt that both these boys are adorable while doing so.

What kind of awkward kissing would you add to the list?

Official MISTER
August 26, 2013
Category: Site News
SXSW MISTER PanelPicker Vote

We’re way into gay gamers, cinema-going studs, music-listening muscle boys, and digital-minded dudes, which is why we can’t wait for next year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival, going down next March 7-16, deep in the heart of Austin, Texas—it’s easily the biggest and best music and tech event of its kind!

MISTER was proud to be part of last year’s festivities with a MISTER Meetup at Oilcan Harry's, and we’re hoping to be there again in 2014 with a very special interactive panel event we’ve cooked up featuring MISTER CEO Carl Sandler and a very special diva comedian (think Margaret Cho or Chelsea Handler), who will go head to head on all kinds of funny, sexy, and irreverent topics. Read all about it, here.

Sound like a good time? Give it a thumbs-up on SXSW’s official Panelpicker website! Your vote will tell event organizers that you want MISTER to be part of this incredible week-long festival and help us introduce more great guys (and hopefully more than a few Texas cowboys) to MISTER.

Casting your vote is easy:

1. Click here and sign up for a free SXSW Panelpicker account through September 6.
2. Check your e-mail to confirm your registration.
3. Click on the MISTER Panelpicker page.
4. Click the thumbs-up icon on the left side of the page.

Better yet, saddle up and...

Read more
Official Daddyhunt
August 22, 2013
Category: Gay Culture

We obviously love a good photo parade, so when we read the recent article by one of our favorite grizzly writers, Mike Albo, on New York Magazine’s The Cut website about all the sexy gay studs on Instagram, we headed over to check it out right quick. Turns out the popular app isn’t just a haven for cute cat pics and food porn photos. It’s actually brimming with hot, hairy men and delicious daddies who aren’t shy about sharing their selfies with the rest of the world. From a cute-as-a-button cub to a stogie-loving stud to one of our favorite fetish brands, here are just a few of the awesome accounts we’re enjoying this week:

hot daddies of instagram byron

1. Byron AL Russell (@al_revolver)

We don’t know much about this fuzzy Italian Stallion other than he loves summer, traveling, and cuddly kittens (meow, indeed!), but who cares when you give Instagram as good as he does? From beach excursions in his Speedo to candid moments on the couch, we can’t help but scream, “Ciao, Italia!”

hot gay daddies of instagram slickitup

2. Slick It Up (@slickitup)

This male bodywear and fetish gear label never disappoints...

Read more
August 13, 2013
Category: Wellness

As gay men we live pretty active lives. Lives that are as diverse as the community of which we're a part. Many of us strive for success in every aspect of our everyday existence, but finding the right balance between those aspects can get tricky. I imagine a good portion of you are focused on meeting the right guy. For others, meeting someone is just a flicker of a thought because work takes up all of your time. It's not always easy to create a life where both work and relationships have equal footing. This is especially true when you break things down by age bracket. Perhaps in your early 20s you partied hard and creating a successful career was something that could be started in your 30s. Or maybe it's the exact opposite and you were driven in your 20s and 30s to get to the top, only to find yourself in your 40s with a comfortable lifestyle and no one to share it with. Either way, finding the right mix of these crucial components is key.

Sometimes it's not even in our control. I've met plenty of men who were laser-focused on their careers and nothing else, while other men sought success through finding a life partner - both parties being hardwired that way. Being in the latter group for the majority of my 20s, I've reached a point where my priorities have shifted and I find myself focused solely on my career at the moment. Having always hoped that something else would grab hold of my attention other than dating, I'm actually happy to be so career focused and not have the time to think about relationships. It'...

Read more
August 8, 2013
Category: Site News
Gay Daddy Days Event Ptown

Last year, Age Appropriate blogger RobHeartsDH traveled to Provincetown, MA, to create a fun video about Provincetown Bear Week - something we'd heard great things about, but had never actually experienced. He didn't know what he'd find there, but it turned into a gripping expose entitled "Why Do Bears Woof?" Nobody knew.

All woofs aside, he loved the experience (and P-town in general) and discovered that the week is part of the bigger bear movement that's now gone global. And while we have a great many friendly bears here on this site, we wondered if we could make something for the bigger community - something for gay daddies of all stripes.

Enter Daddy Days! This year, we're proud to present the first-ever Daddy Days in Provincetown, starting this Saturday, August 10-17. We've always loved daddies and now we hear they're the new sexy gay niche. So...HERE WE GO!

It all starts this weekend. Our gracious host is the recently refurbished Crew's Quarters, located right on Commercial Street - P-town's main strip! We'll have info there, free stuff, and they're hosting a meet and greet on Wednesday, August 14, at 7pm (...

Read more
August 5, 2013
Category: Eye Candy

In the world of gay swimwear the speedo reigns supreme. Not that anyone's really complaining. I mean let's be honest, on the right guy with the right fill it can bring the gays to their knees. But after a while, they do get a little monotonous. Aside from the easy to imagine under package, there's not much excitement when it comes to the speedo or men's swimsuits in general. So it's nice to be reminded of the different styles that used to populate the beaches courtesy of the Underwear Expert. They've compiled a gallery of 10 gorgeous shots that show off some incredible vintage styles. Sure some of them definitely look dated (and occasionally ridiculous) but most feel like they were just taken this weekend with an Instagram filter. It's nice to be reminded of the variety and styles that decades of men's fashion have compiled. What's old is new again is a common theme amongst men's styles and judging from this gallery, I wonder what next summer will bring.

What kind of swimsuit do you prefer on yourself and on others?

August 4, 2013
Category: Entertainment

Big gay bear rapper Big Dipper is going the Kickstarter route to fund his next video and we want to help. The new video will be just as artful, salacious, and fun as his last few - and something you'll want to watch over and over again. I had the pleasure of seeing Big Dipper live during Urban Bear Week in NYC and he's a crowd pleaser. From his incredible lyrics to his booty poppin' beats, this is a guy who owns the stage, the mic, and pretty much everyone who's watching. If you're able help a bear brother out and throw him some coin so we can all enjoy the magic that is a big gay bear rapper.

You can see more of Big Dipper on Tumblr.

And you can see nearly all of him in this hilarious, goofy sexy video. I love it when the juice gets in his eye!

Official MISTER
July 17, 2013
Category: Entertainment

The dog days of summer are upon us, and for us, there’s no place better to cool off than at the local multiplex. But it’s not just an extra-large tub of popcorn and a box of Junior Mints we’ll be enjoying with the lights down low and the AC pumping. From furry funnymen, bearded bad boys, rough-and-tumble renegades, and a comic book character whose claws we’d gladly sink our flesh into, there’s plenty of daddy eye candy to savor as well! Here’s our list of the top five Hollywood hunks we can’t wait to spend some quality time in the dark with over the next few weeks. Let’s start the show:

1. Hugh Jackman in “The Wolverine”

MR. Jackman if you’re nasty! Everyone’s favorite X-Man once again bares his adamantium claws (but more importantly, his chiseled, hairy chest) in this action-packed sequel to his blockbuster 2009 spinoff. This time around, Wolverine says konichiwa to the island of Japan, where he encounters an enemy from his past that will impact his future. No matter how you slice it, this one’s a must-see. Opens July 27.

2. Bruce Willis in "Red 2"

OK, so the last "Die Hard" installment didn't exactly have us screaming "Yippee-ki-ya!" but we're ready let MR. Willis make it up to us with this high-octane action-comedy sequel to the sleeper...

Read more