Gay and bi guys use dating apps for all sorts of things, like meeting people, hooking up, getting local recommendations, networking and chatting. But one gay guy from Minneapolis, Minnesota, caught a straight Super Bowl fan hitting up gay and bi men for a place to stay during the big game on Feb. 4.
In a Facebook post with the emotional subheading “Feeling furious,” an anonymous Facebook user wrote:
I know I’m gonna get some hate for this, but this Super Bowl bullshit is out of control. It’s completely made living downtown a nuisance, shuffling people around as if our daily lives don’t matter, importing tons of sex workers into our community, the list goes on and on. And I’m just supposed to laugh because it’s all in good fun for a football game and to continue to pad the pockets of the patriarchy? The most recent craziness was “matching” with someone on a dating site who wrote the following:
“Dude, I need to be straight up with you. I’m not gay. I’m going to be in Minneapolis for the Super Bowl and I can’t afford to stay in a hotel. So I’m searching for someone cool enough to let a friend and I crash on their couch. We’re willing to buy you alcohol… cook you dinner… shovel your driveway… whatever is reasonable, we got you.
Obviously, you want to know me a little better before you let a stranger into your house. My name is Eli, I like football music and sushi, I dislike spicy food, bad vibes and people who leave their shopping carts in the middle of the parking lot. Please help me out with this act of kindness. I promise to pay it forward!”
Looks like some straight Super Bowl fan didn’t plan ahead.
We wouldn’t let two out-of-town randos crash at our place, but we give them points for ingenuity. No women would probably take their offer, so why not try gay dudes?
As a recent Hornet survey revealed, only about 50% of gay men will be watching the Super Bowl anyway, and most of them don’t care who wins.
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