There and then, I discovered a gay online forum that allows users to create their own custom profile with photos and personal information.
Soon enough, I was going on dates with strangers that I met online.
Fast forward to today, the 2010s, things have certainly evolved.
Not only do we have more websites as well as apps providing services and opportunities for singles, straight or gay, to find one another, we have such easy access to these love/sex-finding facilitators with the quick taps of our smartphone which we bring with us everywhere we go.
Back in the early 2000s when I was a hormone-raging, sexually curious teenager, there was simply no other way for me to meet any potential dates: I was strictly limited to the friends and schoolmates I hung out with.
At that time, I had no idea who might be gay or at least curious like me. All we had was our Nokia phones and the snake game.
I did have a few crushes here and there in school, but that was it.All I could do was stare from a distance and play with the fantasies in my head.My love life was as you would imagine, frustratingly uneventful.But everything changed when personal computers and the internet invaded our homes.Going online is like entering into a whole new world.You are no longer restricted to any particular social sphere or geographical space.