Reader Guide: Les on Wilmington, NC

By: Gay.com
8.6.2009

My name: Les
Gay.com Member Name: agayfratguy4u
My age: 39
My profession: Clinical Research Associate (currently unemployed...thanks economy!)
City/town: Wilmington, NC
Relationship status: Single... Very
Sexuality: Gay

Where is the best public place for a gay person to make out there)?

The beach.

What's the nearest city to "let loose" in, and on what occasion do you go there?

Raleigh. I'll head up there when I go to visit the family.

How "out" are you where you live?

Totally!

Other than bars or clubs, where to people cruise in your town?

Online.

Les4 Are there enough guys to date in your town? Where do you meet men?

NO! (Too many closet cases). I meet men online in different cities.

If you had the money to open up a gay business or establishment in your town, what would it be, and why?

A sports bar/gym.

When you think of meeting and falling in love with "the one," do you envision the two of you settling down where you currently live? Or does that fantasy involve another town?

Getting started, it would be in another town/city like Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, DC. Wilmington is where you go to retire.

What do you consider the "most romantic" part of where you live? Why?

The Riverwalk downtown.

If you could move, would you? If so, where would you want to move, and why?

San Diego. A beach town like Wilmington but with a more progressive slant...and a much more noticeable gay community.

Les1 Do gay men and lesbians hang out together in your town or is that just unheard of?

Sure...at St. Jude's MCC.

Has your town ever had a "gay scandal?"

Oh yes....about 20 years ago, while in college there was a gay bashing that occurred just outside Mickey Ratz (the gay bar at the time). A bunch of Marines had come down from Camp Lejune, went in, were hit on and they hit back. Literally. Became national news and the victim even ended up making appearances on a couple nationally televised talk shows.

Do you have a hometown crush?

He goes to my gym. Late 30s perhaps. Dark hair. Ridiculously good looking.

What are some of the things you love most about your town?

The beach.

What are some great restaurants for a romantic gay date?

Genki Sushi, Circa and Port City Chop House.

Les5 What was the last vacation you took? Where did you go? Where do you most want to go?

Miami for New Year's 2008. Next: Costa Rica

What is the gay community like there? Do you consider yourself to be part of any particular "scene?"

What gay community?

Where do the hot boys in your town tend to hang out?

Any one of the gyms in town (Crossfit, Golds, etc).

What bar has the cutest/hottest bartenders?

Tres Benzio's (straight but friendly bar).

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