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I just don't even know where to start I tried going to my GSA at my school to at least meet people but it was made up of 1 other gay guy and 10+ straight girls and he has been dating someone now for 2 years. I feel pretty pathetic posting this but does anyone have any ideas on my next move?
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Hi mentaldude95 and welcome to Scarleteen! I don't have any good dating advice, but I do think that a GSA is not necessarily the best place to meet potential dates. Your GSA is (hopefully) a good place to find support, not necessarily a place to start romantic or sexual relationships.
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Hi! I do agree with Coralee - a GSA would be a great place fore support and making new friends; but dating someone or liking someone within that group might complicate things. My former roommate went to a GLBTQ club at our university; and though she didn't meet anyone there to date, she did make some new friends and it was something fun for her to do; as well as a great support for her. Pehaps you could continue to go to the group as a ways of connecting to a support framework; and go from there? I'm sure there will be people coming in randomly at different times, so you might get to know different people too!

As far as your next move, maybe you could just do some research on where that club goes for social occasions. Do they go to any restaurants, clubs, or coffee pubs? Those are some venues where you could maybe meet people with similar interests.

What other clubs do they have at your school? Maybe you could join some other social activities or volunteer within your community so you could expand your social network and meet potential friends or partners. Try not to think of yourself in a negative way like that - I don't like using the term "pathetic" for anything; and you searching for ways to meet people is certainly not that! [Smile]

"I do the best that I can. I'm just what I am." - Rush (Best I Can)

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