Daddyhunt Blog Posts from January 2013

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January 31, 2013
Category: Gay Culture

We're introducing a new series on the blog called "Real Men We Admire." Each week, we'll highlight athletes, celebrities, politicians and other gay men that are doing interesting, unique, and/or admirable things around the world. We've been featuring the series on the MISTER Facebook page and we're happy to bring it here to the blog. Tell us what you think in the comments or who you'd like to see featured.

MR. Richard Blanco is this week’s Real Man We Admire.

Sorry to break it to you, Beyonce, but you weren’t the only one at President Obama’s inauguration that had people talking. Richard Blanco—the nation’s first openly gay and first Latino Inaugural Poet—had the crowd buzzing over his performance, too, but for all the right reasons. Reading his poem “One Today,” the Cuban-American bard sent a powerful message about the need for tolerance and respect for people of all cultural backgrounds and reminded us all that our country’s greatest strength lies in its diversity. Now that's a vocal performance we wish everyone would lip sync.

Watch him read the inaugural poem:

Here's the text:

"One Today"

One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores,
peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces
of the Great Lakes, spreading a simple truth
across the Great Plains, then charging across the Rockies.
One light, waking up...

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January 29, 2013
Category: Gay Culture

It seems little by little the sports world is welcoming the LGBT community into it's world. In this week's issue of Sports Illustrated they feature a photo of a couple of 49er fans celebrating their NFC championship win with a big gay smooch! Pretty exciting to think how far we've come, and better yet that they're forward thinking enough to include San Francisco gay sports bar Hi Tops in their issue.

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As they mention in the news segment above, some sports fans don't even realize it's a gay bar. Do you think that's where things are heading? Where there's no distinction between gay bars and straight bars. Would that be ideal?

And more importantly, who are you rooting for come Super Bowl Sunday: the Baltimore Ravens or San Francisco 49ers?

January 23, 2013
Category: Sexuality

Money for sex has been around since the beginning of time. It's one of those fun facts that pop up at bars and parties: prostitution being the world's oldest profession. I was recently talking to a friend who's an escort and he was lamenting how hard it is to find someone to date given his line of work. We talked about it at length citing all the reasons it could be a problem for someone: jealousy issues, judgmental friends and family, safety, etc. But even today and with how open and configurable relationships and minds can be, it still seems like dating a sex worker can be a little taboo. I'm curious, what people's thoughts on the matter are. For the purposes of this conversation, let's use the word "sex worker" as a catchall for hookers, escorts, and porn stars. I add porn stars because while we all have fantasies about them, I wonder how okay everyone is with actually dating one. It may come down to something as simple as, I need someone who's got a 9 to 5 job - but what if they do? I think it's easy to write sex workers off as lacking substance, but I know plenty with brains, grace, and heart that lead pretty normal lives. And it's my belief that no one on this earth is any position to judge so what's the big deal?

Here's a few questions for you that should incite some lively conversations in the comments below. Feel free to answer any and all that you're comfortable with:

1. Would/Have you ever date/d a sex worker? If so, what was your experience.
2. Would/Have you ever pay/paid for sex or company? If so, what was your experience.

January 9, 2013
Category: Entertainment
Evil Twink MISTER video Taylor Lautner

Heeeeee's baaaaack! Evil Twink returns and hilarious hijinks ensue when he meets our MISTER. He even learns a valuable lesson about app etiquette. Well sort of. You'll see:

Seriously though - ain't that often the case? You meet a guy online and he says he wants a relationship, but the first picture he shows is his ass cheeks spread wide enough for hole highlighting. So much for getting to know someone. On our site we offer the opportunity to show a variety of photos (up to 25) so you can showcase more than just some headless torso shots and a few dick pics. Though if that's what you want to showcase, I don't think there's a one of us who can say we don't want to see some dick. But we encourage you to show some personality in your photos as well, like our MISTER does above. Our aim has always been to create fuller profiles so when you're chatting someone up you have more to than just stats to go off of. It's so easy to forget sometimes that there's an actual human on the other end of our screens and in the end, a fully formed profile helps make things less transactional and hopefully more real.

And for the record, we're big fans of Evil Twink. Well maybe not the evil part of him, but what you see is what you get with him. And being your true self is something we always admire and more importantly welcome. Just don't be a dick about it.

January 2, 2013
Category: Wellness
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All too often we front load our new year with resolutions we break with the first three months. Even when we take broader strokes and just come with a few long running goals, they're easy to lose sight as the year goes on and life happens as it does. For the past few years, I've tried to come up with one mantra for the year to keep me in check. Last year it was to live 2012 like it was the last one on earth (because, for all we knew it could have been). This year it's to accept the things I cannot change and work hard at the elements of my life that I can. Sound familiar? It's a more action based variation on the Serenity Prayer. And while I plan to live my life by this theme all year long, it occurred to me that change can happen at any moment. It doesn't have to be the month of January to start making your life a better one to live. And that's probably a better way to look at the year ahead. Not as a way of putting things off, but remembering that no matter how far off track you get or where you end up that things can turn around when you want them to. As Deepak Chopra is quoted as saying, "Now is the moment that never ends."

A lot of people list getting a boyfriend as a resolution. But when it comes to meeting someone, sometimes there's only so much we can do. Being on this site, that's a really great start. But what about making yourself the best you you can possibly be? Wouldn't it be great if you could add a newly discovered interest to your profile? Or maybe grow that mustache or...

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