Saturday, March 05, 2005

Chinese moving from to gaydar?

When I was on a tour of Asia for a week with the bank in 2002 I was lucky enough to meet several local Asian guys for fun. During the course of 5 days, I ended up meeting T in Beijing, H in Shanghai, L in Hong Kong, as well as P in Singapore. I've managed to stay in touch with all of them except T, who unfortunately has changed his e-mail address.

Since the 2002 Asian tour I've been back once to Hong Kong, and once to Singapore which was last month. On the Hong Kong visit I was able to meet up briefly with L, and on last month's trip to Singapore I was able to meet up with P too (Singapore trip Feb 2005. Monday, final day). I also mention H, L and P in "Gay relationships between Asian and western guys".

Although I've not been back to Shanghai, I still occasionally exchange e-mails with H, and in fact I had an e-mail from him yesterday. I had asked him what he thought about in comparision with gaydar, given that we had originally met on, and this was his reply:

Yes, we met in chat rooms. but since changed its chat system last year, it is not so popular for Chinese any more. Now more and more people are moving to gaydar. I like gaydar better because it is easier and more simple.

I couldn't agree more. When I get time I must write up that week from Asia 2002 when I met all those gorgeous guys, it was a very memorable week.

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