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Jumping Back In

published: October, 21, 2011 Categories // Dating, Lifestyle

He’s back in the pool. Positively Dating tries his hand at noon-hour sex – and Mad Libs.

Jumping Back In

I have the problem of never doing anything half assed. I usually tend to jump in with both feet without concern of any consequences. Sometimes this can be quite beneficial and sometimes…well, let's just say it doesn't end up anywhere close to what I was expecting. Let me illustrate. A long time ago, when I was living Philadelphia, I met this [sport] player, sigh. (Yes, we are playing MadLibs!) He was quite a [adjective] young lad, very tall and muscular. After our [number] date, I quickly

I’m Late! I’m Late! For a very important date!

published: October, 15, 2011 Categories // Fitness and Exercise, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

Daniel Uy muses on time – how we spend it, how we waste it and how we can make better use of it.

I’m Late! I’m Late! For a very important date!

So I love the idea of writing. I love the decadence of casually saying or mentioning “Well I just wrote this lovely little piece on...” but in reality I just don’t want to write because it takes too long! I’m the kind of guy that goes to the gym, picks up a 10lb dumbbell, does one set of bicep curls and then wonders why I don’t have a six pack yet. Or my absolute favourite is when I walk in the door at home and expect dinner to be made for me – even though I am single and live alon

Pride and Prudishness.

published: October, 14, 2011 Categories // Dating, Lifestyle, Living with HIV

I am a prude. It's true, I am. No, seriously. Particularly when it comes to show sex at the gym.

Pride and Prudishness.

I do believe in free love and make use of that freedom as much as I can, but I do it very prudishly. I have never been one for public sex or any sort of exhibitionist activities. Well there was that one time that I did a little more than kiss a stranger in a closed-off room at a dance club in Philadelphia, but I was so young and, more importantly, quite drunk. Never, I repeat, never would I desecrate a place where I go to worship or a place where I go to find solace. Now, I am not a religious

Snagging Your Own Prince

published: May, 05, 2011 Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Fashion-savvy Philip Minaker with new looks for summer

Snagging Your Own Prince

There is a newfound global optimism that coincidentally is emerging with the shift in seasons. The last weekend of April set the tone as we witnessed a spectacular real life fairy tale wedding one day and the long awaited demise of a tyrant the next. Talk about a colorful weekend! We can finally shed that “Gloomy Gus” color palette and embrace some great color options in our wardrobes without the worries of being offensive. Last summers’ subdued wardrobe can be uplifted with a variety of

Global Fusion emerges as a trend in what to wear

published: March, 12, 2011 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Philip Minaker, our style guy, says “Fashion Designers have taken us on a variety of journeys around the world with their interpretations of diverse cultures and ethnic references in the past”

Global Fusion emerges as a trend in what to wear

Trends in Fashion are either subtle nuances, like tie or lapel widths, or statements that represent the times in which they were popular (Mod, Grunge, Preppy). As we delve into this new decade there seems to be a trend that is slowly emerging among the current slew that may have some longevity of its’ own. Fashion Designers have taken us on a variety of journeys around the world with their interpretations of diverse cultures and ethnic references in the past. Combining several reference poin

Gay Style Idols of 2010 Part Three - The final ten

published: January, 25, 2011 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

The Final Top Ten for gay style icons of 2010!!

Gay Style Idols of 2010 Part Three - The final ten

10 Alan Ball is an American writer, director, producer and actor for film, theatre and television that may not be that familiar to you but his work will ring bells. He has received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for “American Beauty” and an Emmy for “Six Feet Under”. His current dramatic series for HBO, “True Blood” has also earned him numerous awards, nominations and a growing following. His support of the LGBT community is also impressive.   9 Jane Lynch is a gifted Americ

The Top Twenty Gay Style Idols Of 2010- Part Two

published: January, 17, 2011 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Gay Men, Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Philip Minaker's top 20 pick - part two - of his next five gay style icons.

 The Top Twenty Gay Style Idols Of 2010- Part Two

15 Jean Paul Gaultier   Twenty-five years later this “enfant terrible” of French fashion continues to march to the beat of his own drummer. His genius has created a devoted following and continues to rock convention with his many signature collections…not too mention those awesome fragrances. His unique talents also revived the house of Hermes. He is the only French designer to currently have an Haute Couture Collection.       14 Wanda Sykes    Fearless and un

The Top Twenty Gay Style Idols Of 2010- Part One

published: December, 30, 2010 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Gay Men, Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Though the word “idol” is often over used these days there are a select few that do merit intense admiration.

The Top Twenty Gay Style Idols Of 2010- Part One

Though the word “idol” is often over used these days there are a select few that do merit intense admiration. Worthy individuals that truly shine, as beacons of light illuminating the rest of us are indeed a rare find. Their efforts create the foundations from which we can build on for years to come. As we turn another page in the history books, let’s recognize those gay men and women that have truly made a lasting impression in 2010.     20 Ricky Martin  This Puerto Rican singer/

Sweater Weather - Part Two Pullovers

published: September, 05, 2010 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Pullovers also offer modern twists but handmade knitted options are hotter than ever. They tend to be more expensive as they are labor intensive.

In Part One found here "Sweater Weather Part One - Cardigans" Pullovers also offer modern twists but handmade knitted options are hotter than ever. They tend to be more expensive as they are labor intensive. If you, a relative, or friend has a flair for knitting this is the season to utilize this talent handsomely. Hoodies are still a mainstay but now knitted options offer more versatility.Bottega From Cardigans to pullovers, be set for the fall.  Here are a few reminders from Part On

Attention Sale Shoppers !!!

published: January, 26, 2010 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

There are more bargains than just on aisle six at the moment. Fashion retailers everywhere are clearing out their winter merchandise to make way for their new spring arrivals.

Attention Sale Shoppers!!! There are more bargains than just on aisle six at the moment. Fashion retailers everywhere are clearing out their winter merchandise to make way for their new spring arrivals. The seasons and the fashion deliveries are not always in sync so you can capitalize on this in-congruency quite nicely during end of season sales. Now is a “cents”able time to take stock of your current winter wardrobe and consider replenishing. Remember there are a still a few more months

Spring Awakening

published: March, 11, 2010 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Spring Awakening

“Orange” you glad Spring is on it’s way? Are you feeling “Blue” that it’s still officially two weeks away? Fear not!!!  Orange and blue are huge colour components to sport readily this coming Spring and Summer seasons.  And we are talking Eye Popping hues as only Tangerine Orange and Electric Blue can envisio Whether you go head to toe or use as accent pieces these colours will spark up a multitude of options transitioning from work to play. Worn together or used sp

Framed

published: February, 25, 2010 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Framed

“Men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses” was one of Dorothy Parker’s bitter barbs that contributed to the social stigma of wearing glasses.  More than five decades later, many still opt for contact lenses or laser therapy to avoid donning a pair. We were even coached to eat our carrots as kids ‘cause whoever saw a rabbit wearing glasses? Well, I’m here to break it down for you! Glasses can enhance your image, reflect your personality and illuminate your sense of style

Black or White! Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

published: March, 18, 2010 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Black or White! Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

I always found it a little odd when someone chose to fill their wardrobe with nothing but black and white. Where’s the excitement? Why be so minimal? Well, yesterday’s Eccentric or possibly Cerebral may actually have their finger on the pulse this season as some designers have opted to show only black and white pieces. And considering almost all designers dedicate a portion of their collections to black and/or white this concept is now far from dull. Spanning from sexy to avant-garde (incl

Hats Aplenty

published: March, 30, 2010 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

Hallelujah! Men are finally beginning to see the light by giving those tried and true baseball caps a much-deserved breather.

Hats Aplenty

Hallelujah! Men are finally beginning to see the light by giving those tried and true baseball caps a much-deserved breather. For Spring/Summer 2010, Designers are making the transition from “schoolboy jock” to “man on the go” an exciting rite of passage. There are a slew of possibilities being offered that are sophisticated and mature yet far from staid and boring. You may want to consider a couple of options to cover your head and various lifestyle needs.     Summer hats are tradi

Toronto Fashion Week

published: April, 15, 2010 Written by // Philip Minaker - Style Categories // Events, Lifestyle, Philip Minaker

“The Power of Style” was the catch phrase chosen by the organizers to sum up the Fall 2010 Men’s and Women’s Collections showcased here in Toronto from March28th to April 1st.

“The Power of Style” was the catch phrase chosen by the organizers to sum up the Fall 2010 Men’s and Women’s Collections showcased here in Toronto from March28th to April 1st. It was more like the “Put-Put Putter of Style” however as a mix of Canadian up and coming talent, established designers and corporations took their turns strutting their stuff up and down the grand runway or in various off site venues around the city. Making a strong and appealing statement requires inte

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