In between are men who may or may not put so much direct thought into the topic but But even when a man's profile doesn't explicitly advertise his interest in men who conform to heteronormative masculine norms, it typically goes without saying that such men are positioned for more match success than their campy counterparts — which is where mascfishing comes in.In a social experiment, D' Angelo decided to put this hunch to the test and go on a straight up mascfishing spree.
We could go on for an eternity about why that might be.
It seems like a shallow and almost egregious way to find a mate — Darwin (to say nothing of Freud! When I come across men on these apps who seem so dead-set on finding someone who’s “masc,” I wonder — what is it, exactly, they’re looking for? If we take traditional masculinity, heavily reliant on the social conventions of straight dudes, then they’re looking for someone “straight acting” — and yet despite some adult films I’ve seen, I’m not sure that fucking other guys is something that hypermasculine straight guys do very much.
Many of the definitions of masculinity center on what straight guys “should” be like, and therefore how the ideal gay guy “should” act: “speaking in a deep voice,” “playing and watching sports like football and basketball,” and “beer drinking” were all mentioned.
To be fair, not every man who presents as traditionally masculine on gay dating apps is a mascfish.
So, you’re tired of dating a string of alpha males and bicep-bulging, beer-toting, scruffy-looking manly men?