This weekend I turn 25 and, as a paid-up member of the homosexual community, that means I am perilously close to witnessing my own funeral. If, as I am reliably informed, 30 is the new 25 when it comes to gay death, then surely 25 is at the very least "gay retirement". What will these twilight years harbour? Fewer late nights out, perhaps, though they seem to have organically curbed themselves already. Less celebratory drinking; more of the sorrow-drowning kind. Take up cooking?
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I'll never forget the night I sat on the ledge of an upstairs window at The Edge, a gay bar in London's Soho Square, and told my friend Roland that my life was almost over. I was two years away from turning 30, which, as I saw it at the time, meant the end of my life as I knew it. After all, I was a gay man, and, like women, we age at an accelerated rate that was at least 10 years ahead of straight men. In gay years, I would be a decade from 50! I'd always considered 30 to be the turning point where I'd finally grow up. It would be a new age as tame and lame as new age cue Yanni -- ugh!
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What you are looking for can best be described as anything but real- a journey to the center of the fantastic and idealistic world of fun times and casual encounters. If you are, in fact a gay man in your twenties, chances are you are looking for quantity over quality, polyamory over monogamy, another notch on your bed post, another interesting story to tell your frenemies over cocktails and high times. Basically you are looking for anything but a real and lasting future with someone halfway decent. Right at this stage in your life. After all, you are in your twenties.