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Social network aims to connect rural gays

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  1. Spanner1960 15 Feb 2012, 3:36pm

    Not at all a bad idea. LGBT people in the big cities forget that there is little or no gay scene at all in many places. I live in Gloucestershire, and apart from Bristol, it has no gay places at all.

    For younger people this isolation can make a difficult life almost unbearable when they never get to meet others like themselves.

  2. The website states it’s for gay men, not LGBT people…

    1. Spanner1960 15 Feb 2012, 4:00pm

      Did I say that? Nitpicking fckwit.

      1. Dangermouse 15 Feb 2012, 4:19pm

        you give a good sence of what a civil discussion can be like, if your a ill mannered moron

      2. That’s not directed at you Spanner I don’t think.

        The website is only for gay men but the article and the comments from Middleton imply it’s for the full spectrum of the LGBT rainbow.

        1. Spanner1960 17 Feb 2012, 6:34am

          My point was that LGBT as a whole can feel isolated, and this network can at least help the gay men of that group, although I don’t see why it couldn’t be expanded to all, as the likes of Gaydar do.

  3. Nice the know that “the LGBT community” still consists purely of gay men.

    Sigh.

  4. jamestoronto 15 Feb 2012, 6:30pm

    I saw not one single reference on the main web-page to the LGBT community at large; it quite plainly says “The Country Slicker is the social –network for gay men who live in rural locations..” It would appear the LGBT description was added by the writer of the article and is NOT a claim made by the site itself.

  5. Asocial process whose time has come.

  6. John Williams 15 Feb 2012, 8:46pm

    The charity Outdoorlads.com already offers a similar service. Can’t see who this differs really…

    1. it sounds less like a porn website?

  7. GingerlyColors 16 Feb 2012, 11:01am

    Although I live in a city, most of my socialising is done in rural areas but that makes it hard for me to meet other gay men. I do find that the gay scene can be a bit ‘in-your-face’ sometimes and I prefer a quiet pub to a crowded one with loud music where I would have to shout to make myself heard. I will give that new social networking a try and see how I get on.

  8. I was dissapointed to discover when I followed the link to this site that it is exclusively for men. It is not an LGBT site at all.

  9. There is a UK-based social networking site (OutEverywhere) which has been operating for around 15 years. Initially it was for for gay men but in recent years it has catered for women and men.

    Although it doesn’t focus specifically on rural areas, it does have members and social events in rural areas as well as urban.

  10. Just picked up your comments and seem to have caused a spot of bother! Our aim is to support gay men initially as it’s an area we have some expertise in. We’ve had to start small to get things moving in the short term. There is clearly a case for a full LGBT site to serve rural based people, and we are exploring ways of delivering this in the very near future. Sorry for any misunderstandings – it is very valuable feedback so thanks for taking time to comment.

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