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Posted: 8/10/2005 4:12:36 PM EDT
For all of you guys who jump in and call various threads "gay", I thought it would be interesting to see how good you are at actually using "gaydar" to determine whether folks are gay or straight.

Pretty funny.

www.okcupid.com/gaydar

One of my college fraternity brothers came out as gay when I was a sophomore. He was a pretty confused chap, and even spent a year "hitting it" with little hotties while we were all freshman, just to try and fit in. Well, he came out and contrary to stereotypes, no one gave a shit.

A nice benefit to having a gay frat brother was the tremendous number of hot women who followed him around, and I'm not too shy to say that I scorred with more than a few of these women over the years.

But hanging out and drinking beers with the guy, he was always pointing out "who" was and who wasn't.

It must have hightened my perception, because I scored 17 out of 20 on the website quiz.

According to the results, I'm better at telling which women are gay than which men are. Which is fine with me.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:17:53 PM EDT

You personally got 10 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing guys than girls. Overall, you guessed better than 9% of all test takers
.


I guess I dont have gaydar
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:19:37 PM EDT
50%. Perfect score in my opinion.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:20:25 PM EDT
I think this thread is teh gay.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:20:36 PM EDT

You personally got 12 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing guys than girls. Overall, you guessed better than 28% of all test takers
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:22:29 PM EDT
17 out of 20. 85% I'm better at spotting lesbians than homo's.

HS1
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:23:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 4:34:28 PM EDT by Bumblebee_Bob]
This should be good.

I worked with a gay man for almost 8 yrs. And a lesbian for the past 10 or so. Interestingly, my first impression of her was "Dyke!" But I've learned she's a wonderful person and I've always enjoyed running into her.

I'm always correcting a friend of mine when he see's someone acting differently. He's so homophobe he acts like one. He'd just crawl into a hole and die if I pointed out his "gayness."

So let's see how good I am.


HA!

55% correct. And I was better at picking out the guys than the girls.

BTW....Did #14 look like Wave?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:23:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 4:28:57 PM EDT by Mauser101]
17 out of 20 (85%) I'm better at noticing gay chicks...though I admit it's really easy when they wear mullets.

Never had any gay friends or coworkers...but I should shortly be working part time at a coffee shop (read- liberal batcave) so this may change soon.



Admittedly, some fuckstick asshole we used to drink with though I was gay. I think he just got that opinion because I have what would be called zero game and just don't "get er done" with any regularity.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:26:32 PM EDT
70% and better at recognizing the lezbos. I was unsure of almost all the girls and positive as a Western Blot on the guys. Strange
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:27:17 PM EDT
You impressively scored
75%
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:33:29 PM EDT
74% and better at the "guys" this time.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:33:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 9:56:14 PM EDT by HK_Shooter_03]
%60

I tried again and got %70
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:52:20 PM EDT
65%

i was better at pick out the gay chicks............. DOH
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:56:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 5:57:05 PM EDT by rifleman2000]
60%

There should have been a "both are gay" choice for a lot of those.

ETA: This thread is definitely teh gay... and I thought all frat boys were gay.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:01:58 PM EDT
14 out of 20. Doesn't matter, cause none of them will hit on me and that's all I need.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:04:04 PM EDT
You personally got 15 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing girls than guys.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:05:09 PM EDT
60% 12/20 better at girls.

And all I did was pick the skanker of the two choices.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:08:12 PM EDT
80%
I can spot them a mile away
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:09:24 PM EDT
I only got 11 out of 20. Shit, I thought I could pick 'em out.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:16:28 PM EDT
My results:

You personally got 9 of the 20 people correct
and were better at recognizing girls than guys.
Overall, you guessed better than 4% of all test takers.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:34:29 PM EDT
16/20 better with the butt pirates.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 7:04:03 PM EDT
75% accurate.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 8:57:03 PM EDT
Well, apparently, Gonzo has me beat... BUT, I'd bet he got more guys right than I did

You personally got 15 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing girls than guys. Overall, you guessed better than 75% of all test takers.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 9:44:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kacer:
Well, apparently, Gonzo has me beat... BUT, I'd bet he got more guys right than I did

You personally got 15 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing girls than guys. Overall, you guessed better than 75% of all test takers.



Well, it says I got more gals right than guys, but it annoys me that it doesn't show you the "right" answers and keeps you guessing.

I am both humbled and a bit freaked out that my gaydar scored higher than a, you know, actually gay person.

I think I'll go watch some football and then make a booty call at my girlfirends house....

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 9:55:51 PM EDT
Better at girls
13 of 20
65%
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 3:22:17 AM EDT
You personally got 16 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing girls than guys. Overall, you guessed better than 87% of all test takers.

Is this a good or bad thing?
-Hobbit
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 3:27:46 AM EDT
70% I can tell a queer from 1000yds.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:11:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
I only got 11 out of 20. Shit, I thought I could pick 'em out.



Same here....BUT consider that we were lacking necessary clues that are given by personal demeanor......


Well, I can pick the dykes ok....but the poofs I wasn't so good at......must be cautious!!!!
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 10:33:36 AM EDT
70% The sad thing is I ignored dress and such and just went with whoever looked more emotionally disturbed. If they looked unstable, they got my vote.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 10:36:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HighStrung1:
17 out of 20. 85% I'm better at spotting lesbians than homo's.

HS1



Same here.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 10:58:51 AM EDT
17 out of 20. 85% and you missed no homosexuals only the lesbians...but who cares?

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 11:17:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:43:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GonzoAR15-1:

Originally Posted By Kacer:
Well, apparently, Gonzo has me beat... BUT, I'd bet he got more guys right than I did

You personally got 15 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing girls than guys. Overall, you guessed better than 75% of all test takers.



Well, it says I got more gals right than guys, but it annoys me that it doesn't show you the "right" answers and keeps you guessing.

I am both humbled and a bit freaked out that my gaydar scored higher than a, you know, actually gay person.

I think I'll go watch some football and then make a booty call at my girlfirends house....





Yeah, well, I'd be the FIRST to admit my gaydar sucks when it comes to the guys... `cause basically... WTFC?

I mean I probably have a FEW more str8 guys as friends than I have gay guys as friends... but be they gay OR str8... they'll at BEST be a "friend", ya know? So Who cares? Whereas a str8 GUY might want to refrain from hitting on the lesbians, as he's VERY unlikely to "get" anywhere... and he MIGHT want to be cognizant of which GUYS are gay so as to aviod being "too" friendly lest he get the wrong idea.


Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
I guess it's a good thing I'm married--

You only scored
50%
That sucks.



All I can say to that is--

What's a "Gaydar?"



Gaydar:

Definitions of Gaydar on the Web:

The uncanny and seemingly innate ability lesbians and gay men tend to have to recognize and detect one another; from gay and radar.
Queerterms

Gaydar (a portmanteau of gay and radar) is a slang term for the supposed ability of a gay person to detect if another person is gay, bisexual or otherwise not heterosexual.

The idea of gaydar tends to be limited to indirect senses and intuitions rather than direct questions ("Are you gay?") or fact-finding (like researching the identity of previous romantic partners). Its operation is sometimes claimed to depend on sensitivity to a wide variety of clues: anything from flamboyant or overt violations of traditional gender roles (including occupation, grooming habits, and so on) or more subtle clues, like one's style preferences or other personal tastes or habits. It can also be conceived simply as intuition. Some people claim (sometimes tongue-in-cheek) that their gaydar is so finely tuned that they can tell whether or not a person is gay before that person knows himself/herself.

Many people feel this notion should not be perpetuated because it reinforces social stereotypes about gay people. In general, the social, biological, and personal attributes of gay people spans the same range as the general human population (though for more information about possible biological correlations with sexual orientation, see Genetics and sexual orientation). The only attributes that the entire class will certainly share is that which defines the class — sexual preference (and even this can be a complex or ambiguous question at times).

Of course, some people do employ certain mannerisms or fashions to intentionally advertise their sexual orientation whether for dating purposes or general social affiliation. This kind of social symbol can be more (or less) subtle than a rainbow flag or other explicit/external paraphernalia. Observers who are aware of these advertisements might be said to have a certain kind of "gaydar". However, the reliability of these signals is confounded by homomasculinity (many gay men prefer masculine mates) and the rise of the straight metrosexual.

"Gaydar" is often treated as an ironic joke or cliché, especially in the gay community, where it is often wished for but also often disappoints. Of course, some people continue to engage in serious attempts to divine others' sexual orientations from indirect attributes.

According to the BBC a study by the Philadelphia's Monell Chemical Senses Center, published in the Journal of Psychological Science found that "gay men were found to be particularly good at detecting the scent of other gay men". If this proves true, it could provide the beginnings of some level of credibility for the concept of "gaydar".

Wikipedia

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:50:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 11:51:05 AM EDT by tyman]

Originally Posted By Misery:
74% and better at the "guys" this time.



Uhh....

There's 20 questions. How the fuck do you get "74%"?


I got a 70% and better at spotting girls.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:52:47 AM EDT
75%

You personally got 15 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing girls than guys. Overall, you guessed better than 74% of all test takers.



My wife has TONS of gay friends and family members, and her gaydar sucks.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:54:51 AM EDT
80%

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:57:44 AM EDT
45%
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:58:29 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:04:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:04:44 PM EDT
You personally got 13 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing girls than guys. Overall, you guessed better than 43% of all test takers.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:19:12 PM EDT
80%
I was guessing the whole time
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:27:33 PM EDT
You personally got 16 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing guys than girls. Overall, you guessed better than 86% of all test takers.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:32:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 12:33:10 PM EDT by BUCC_Guy]
95%

You personally got 19 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing guys than girls.


Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:45:03 PM EDT
Hmm, 80%...

I have Gaydar.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 12:57:26 PM EDT
This thread is so gay it met another thread at an interstate truck stop for random anonymous gay sex.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 1:02:39 PM EDT
You personally got 14 of the 20 people correct and were better at recognizing girls than guys. Overall, you guessed better than 59% of all test takers.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 1:56:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 3:51:41 PM EDT
75%, with a sick gay pic at the end.
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