Hi! I'm a Southeast Asian expat in Dubai and I've been here for the past 3 years. This place has its restrictions but overall, I must say that very rarely have I felt threatened.
I am curious about your opinion regarding the popularity of "macho gays" among our community. They seem to be the main qualifier in relationship-seeking amongst us leaving the more..."refined" (wink)...gays like me in the sidelines. This is a bit sad but I dont feel like I should consciously alter my manner and ways just to increase the chances of getting a guy. Some of my friends who picked up on this just sort of flick a switch: they are flamboyant when with me while very manly when on dates. I find this distressing.
What do you guys think of this? .