Archives for : September2011

9/30 Discussion: First date jitter(bug)s

Have a date with a new guy and feeling nervous? What to do?! Sing and dance to your favorite song? Take a shot of tequila? Rehearse your opening line in the mirror over and over and over and over again?

On Friday, we will talk about your tried & true first date rituals to calm your nerves, why we all get ourselves in a tatter trying to make that great first impression, and what we can do make a first date move towards a second and third.

Bring your nerve-calming first date acts to share along with successful (or tragic) first date stories. Same place. Same time. See you Friday!

9/16 Event: Autumn Open House

It’s that time again, to hang out, meet new members, and eat Sean’s amazing food.

Click the image to RSVP, gentlemen.

Text from invite:

Gay District Open House

Wanna see what we’re all about? Gone to GD before, but want a low-key chance to re-connect now that the boys of summer are gone? Come out for this always-free meet and greet. We’ll bring the food, you bring the flamboyance.

Friday, September 16th from 8p ’til whenever we make you leave.
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Connecticut Ave NW

9/9 Discussion: Baby, I Got Your Money

As relationships get more and more serious, there are steps at which you “up the ante” with how much you invest in and trust one another. No, not just “Will he introduce me as his boyfriend in front of his friends?” or “I love him so much, I’ll let him order an appetizer and a glass of wine,” but really important things: Benjamins.

Are there rules of engagement when it comes to asserting your financial issues, needs, comfort, and restrictions as you branch out into managing finances with a partner? How long can a debt be outstanding? Is it ever right to force a boyfriend/partner/husband to repay you.. “or else?” Must you both live by the means of the partner who makes the least/most, chart a middle ground somewhere, or simply call it off when you realize how dissimilar your incomes are? Come complain about past experiences, daydream about future romance, and listen to nonprofit employees bitch as we talk about Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s favorite relationship issue: money.

As always, we’ll be meeting at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, using the red 1830 Connecticut Ave NW door’s Parish Office buzzer to get in. Afterwards, we’ll celebrate Sean’s new employment at a vegetarian advocacy organization by eating at a nearby vegetarian-friendly business.

Not-Quite-P.S.: If you haven’t already, check out our upcoming Open House—which is slated for next week—and RSVP on Facebook so we’ll know roughly how many of you hummus-loving homosexuals we facilitators will have to feed.

9/2 Discussion: Summer Lovin’ Ending?!

Summer’s ending… Is your fun & fling also? With the end of summer fun, let’s catch up on all of this season’s best and most exciting moments—from the guy you drunkenly hooked up with at Pride (you still can’t remember exactly what he looked like but your friends approved), the cute twink you stalked all weekend in Rehoboth, and the muscular cub at Bear Happy Hour you mauled!

We will also talk about how to transition to fall: Should you end that summer fling or keep the fire burning? What are the new (not summer) dating rules? Come prepared to dish about your adventures from this summer and ideas to keep the fun going!

Same place. Same time. See you Friday!