If you are a gay teen, dating is probably on your mind. Here's what you need to know about moving from having a crush to having a healthy relationship.
A really common question from gay teens is, "How can I tell if someone likes me?" Because there are fewer "rules" for same sex relationships than there are for opposite sex reltionships, figuring out what's going on can be extra confusing. Knowing if someone is or isn't gay can help give you a little more insight. However, if signs are really ambiguous, and could mean a number of things, then you might just have to take a deep breath and make the first move.
It is totally normal to have a crush whether or not the person you are crushing on is gay or straight. Unfortunately, if someone is straight, it is pretty unlikely that things will turn out exactly as you hope. Of course, the same could be said if he was gay. Just because we like someone, doesn't mean that they will like us back. Still, having some strategies to deal with the situation can help.
In many ways, GLBT teens have it a lot harder than straight teens when it comes to dating. It can be more challenging to meet potential partners, you might have to hide a relationship from your parents and friends, and going out publicly could expose you to homophobic reactions. That being said there are also some benefits!