Question for the Reddit community
Two straight guys calling themselves cute
Apparently, OP's best friend is gay
Here's how the Reddit community reacted to the story:
"I’d take your dad on that offer"
"There is 100% nothing wrong with acknowledging another mans good looks"
"I guess it depends on the context. Him telling your sister he thought you were cute is a bit suspicious"
"Nothing wrong with that. Own it. Normalize it"
"Your family is wholesome AF"
OP feels the same way. They play a lot, "Sometimes too wholesome for my liking, lol."
Who else wants to get adopted by OP's family?
"You are so lucky to have a great family like this! Wholesome embarrassment from being too helpful!! LOL!!!"
Do you agree with this Redditor?
"My husband will tell me when a man is looking attractive all the time. And visa versa for me on women"
"I’m comfortable in my sexuality to be able to call other men cute"
"This sh*t is an example of toxic masculinity; we are allowed to think sh*t is cute, have feelings, wear pink, and just not be part of the macho man crowd"
"There's a difference between aesthetic attraction and sexual attraction; sometimes that line can get blurry, but in general, we all take notice of beautiful men and women"
"I’m straight and no one bats an eye when I call my female friends look cute. Why does it matter so much with guys?"
"The only people that don't call the homies cute, are generally not confident in their own sexuality"
"So jealous. Your family and friends sound cool as f**k"
Although this Redditor feels the story is sweet, they point out the possibility of homophobia. Do you agree?
"I'm straight, don't use the word cute to describe male beauty"
"I'm very much straight, and I could give two f**ks if people think I'm gay for saying some guy is cute or hot"
"Men, please build each other up! If he's cute... tell him!!"
What a family!
This story allows us to discuss the complicated nature of relationships between most straight guys. You can never be too sure how compliments will be taken.
It's definitely not an easy tightrope to walk, but with a little understanding and communication, hopefully, people can find ways to complement each other without feeling uncomfortable.
In the end, it seems like everything worked out for the best, as OP's friend was able to come out and be honest about his sexuality.
It's amusing to think about what OP is going through at the hands of his family tho. Indeed, they're a wholesome bunch to be around.
What do you think about this story? Do you have any similar experiences to share? Let us know in the comments below!