- Gender and Relationships
Social Media Finally Found A Way To Get A Girl Her Own Gay – jacksandjills.com!
Before I begin this post I feel the need to let the HubPolice know that while this may seem promotional, it does not contain any links in the text, doesn’t appear anywhere else on the Internet and I am hoping it will be allowed to stay published. I have been a member of HubPages for four years now, I am humbled by having 522 followers (oh wait, two just left while I was writing this, make it an even 520) and currently have 811 hubs that have not yet been deleted due to violations of the new rules that went into effect a few months ago. So now we may begin.
During the course of writing on HubPages and having my own website I have been approached more than a few times to either test products to then write about (see the entry about what happens when the padded underwear comes off here on hubpages) as well as being asked to write for different sites. While I didn’t mind wearing the butt pads for a day and writing about it, most of my “guest writing” felt forced or just not me. So when the gals of jacksandjills.com approached me about using some of my old material and requesting new material, I thought it was going to be yet another one of those, “How do I write about having butt pads I don’t need in my underwear and still make it sound like me?” I couldn’t have been more mistaken.
The best way to describe the jacksandjills.com website is by their tagline, “The path to friendship isn’t always straight.” This new magical land on the web invites people to connect in a new way. Are you a woman (Jill) who has been dying for the advice of a gay man (Jack) but can’t seem to find one in your area? (Or vice versa) Do you want only an Internet based relationship or are you looking to have someone to have coffee with on Sunday mornings? This site allows you to adopt or be adopted as well as read tons of articles on everything from cooking to how to tame your wild side (and hair). But the smart women who put this site together have their sights on being anything but the standard site we’ve all known before. They want to actually help people to find business mentors, create events in their area for gays and their gal pals as well as to assist with the local and global communities. Lofty goals, right? And when there’s Facebook who needs this site, right? Well, obviously you haven’t met the women behind this site, if everything that Oprah has told us about following our bliss is true then these three ladies are about to bliss themselves into huge success and those of us signed up for the site are going to reap the benefits.
I have been blessed with female friends for my entire life. When I was growing up the world was different and it looked at me as something different (true, any six year old who is quoting Paul Lynde instead of looking for a Tonka truck probably can’t help but be seen as different, right?) sometimes the only friends I had in life were female. I didn’t have to pretend to be anything else but myself when I was in their company. They didn’t expect me to act a certain way or be something that I wasn’t. It was really liberating and I learned what being accepted felt like, it felt like friendship. And as I grew into myself in adulthood I realized that I could pay back the years of girls who stood beside me when bullies attacked me or made their boyfriends stick up for me, I could tell them that they needed to stop wearing their hair the way they wore it in high school. I could tell them that the loser they were with had worn down their self esteem to the point where they could no longer see their fabulousness. Without knowing it I had become a Jack worthy of the Jills who had stood by me in childhood and adolescence.
So when the gals at jacksandjills.com came to me with the concept they were creating, I was onboard. After all, I was that Jack who was the “friend of honor” at my Jill’s first wedding, stood holding her and her children as her husband left this world and then got ordained online to marry her to her second husband. We have a bond that has been in place for over 30 years and I knew there had to be others out there (almost) as fabulous as us. What better network to be a part of than others who shared or wanted to share those experiences?
So while I will still write for hubpages and my own website, if you want to know where I’ll be hanging out with a martini in one hand and a quick biting quip coming from my lips in between sips, it’ll be jacksandjills.com. I encourage you if you are a gay man who doesn’t have a Jill in your life, or if you’re a Jill looking for a Jack or if you’re just someone who needs some advice (I’ll be giving my advice as the resident Gaytriarch on the site but there are tons of real experts who will be answering your most burning of questions as well) go to the site, create a profile and let the friendships begin to flow. It’s sort of like coming home to a safe and fun place to play, you know, like being a kid again, playing with your gal pal’s Easy Bake oven complete with Julia Child impersonation (that you have to explain to your gal pal) with no one judging you. So Jacks, tell your Jills to sign up (and vice versa) or if you don’t have a Jack or Jill in your life, here’s your chance to get one. We’ve just put a new light bulb in the Easy Bake oven and any gay knows you can’t eat a whole one of those cakes and stay gay thin, so share one with your gal pal, your Jill at jacksandjills.com!
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