Man Up and Say I Love You2comments
Our first “I love you” moment happened at the airport, like it has in so many films and novels. After months apart we spent a weekend together in Nashville, laughing on the couch, talking, cooking and eating, listening to music, watching bad movies, and enjoying each other’s company. But now, sadly, it was time for me to head back to New York. As we pulled up to the curb, it happened. “Love you, man,” he said. Admittedly caught off guard, I said the first thing that came to mind. “Love you too, sir.” And not only did I mean it, it felt pretty good.
Still, for any guy, expressing love to a dude feels just as weird and vulnerable as saying it to a woman. This inability and hesitation to open up is worse, of course, maybe because the idea is still somewhat socially unacceptable. Namely, it’s still pretty gay. It doesn’t help that Facebook has downgraded friendships to casual connections and the ability to share cat pictures, which leaves men with nothing in between.
Tell them you love them, and then punch them. And then watch porn. No homo.