bucknaway wrote:For many of us, using Gayromeo is not about saving money. It is simply a way to meet guys. Will Romeoo kill the host bar? No as Television didn't kill radio and YouTube didn't kill TV. There is room enough for every different avenue of meeting.
I like the adventure of it all and some of the guys I meet on Romeo are guys I have chatted with for months. Now the guys I have met on Grinder.. That is another story.
My thoughts have been pretty well documented and I laugh at some of the reasons people give for not using it.
80% of the boys I saw this trip from GR, worked in Bars. They are the same boys. Photos are sometimes not current and just as often don't do the boy justice. And by the way how many have you picked a boy boy out of the bar and offed him , only to see him come out in street clothes and make up that looks nothing like the boy who sat next to you. I know I have and everyone I know has.
Conversation with Bar Boys. Please . In 90% of the bars the music is too loud to have a conversation and if you are able 80% of the boys have 6 standard phrases and after that there is no meaningful conversation. And how many of you have taken a Bar Boy out to other Bars and sit down with your farang friends having a conversation while your date sits there bored out of his mind.
Somebody says boys need to speak English to use GR. Ridiculous, it is for just that reason the boys can have a conversation with a faring by using a translator. Many of them are very good at it and you can find out a lot more about a boy on GR if you ask the right questions then you can in a Bar with a boy and his six standard phrases. And by the way I have never had a boy from GR that did not understand what I wanted in the bedroom and that his pay was based on him doing what was agreed.
How many of you have had a boy sit next to you at a Bar and tell you he does everything and when you get him to the room his definition of everything is different then yours.. You chalk it up to lying mamas an or boy who needs the off . This has never happened to me with GR.
Safety is not even a consideration. You should take the same precautions with GR boy or Bar Boy. You have no protection from the Bar. The boy might have started working that night. If you are stupid enough to put a big temptation in front of him and if he is dishonest, he will steal it and not go back to work. 100's of boys from GR and I have had one theft and it was my fault.
BF experience. You have at least as much chance with a GR boy as a Bar Boy and in BKK and even Pattaya you can get a boy who just wants to be with you. No chance of that happening in a Bar. All the boys there are money boys and by the way most of them currently prefer short time so they can hustle back and get another customer. They are in the Bar to make money and nothing else. Have you noticed some of the best looking boys are working massage for the same reason of multiple chances to make money.
You want a BF experience, you get a boy who works at a Hotel or restaurant who actually has Language skills and he is on GR. Maybe he is just looking for a hook up or maybe he needs the money because even a boy with a University degree makes shit in Thailand unless his family is connected. Now you might get a BF experience. In a GoGo Bar you can only get a Money Boy Experience!!
Now I understand the attraction of the Bars for all the reasons stated and especially for a visitor that is coming for 10 days or 2 weeks. Bars fit into that vacation mentality especially if you are a drinker.
For anyone who spends a lot of time in Thailand or lives here, they no longer go to the Bars. Sometimes because they have a BF and sometimes because GR fits a residents style much better then a Bar that is open 4 hours a day and really only 2 hours a day. Because some of the best looking boys don't show up until 930 and by 1130 most of the good looking ones are gone. So the Bar is really useful for 2 hours a day and that is if it is not closed for multiple Holidays and funerals of the Royal Family etc etc etc. GR is never closed.
I went out to the Bars like I always do hoping to find a reason to be there. What I found was the same loud music, the same 1 foot shuffle, complete lack of customers and in some instances boys. And every single boy I was attracted to at the Bar I had either already met on GR or had seen his photo on GR.
And the only boy who lied to me and failed to do what he promised was a boy from a Bar.
Bottom line, you bet GR is hurting the Bars. They have lost almost all the ex pats and long time visitors. By far the best looking Boys I saw this trip were in the Beer Bars. Now if you want to make an argument of r the Beer Bars , I think you will find a lot more reasons to visit there then a GoGo Bar.