Gay Bear Dating Online – What is Gay Bear Dating?
Gay meeting is not a new thing – even if the term isn’t something you have heard of before – but what is it? A bear is a term given to a man who is bigger and often hairier than their partner. The term has been popular since the 60s – however, in San Francisco during the 70s; the term was more widely used to cover hairy men of all heights and sizes; however, now, the term has been mostly adopted by larger men.
Gay bear covers larger hairy men, while an “otter” is a slim hairy man, a “cub” is a young hairy man, a “wolf” is a hairy man of medium build, and the word “manatee” is often used to describe men without hair.
The term “bear” grew in popularity in the 1980’s when men in the San Francisco Bay Area began referring to themselves as bears, and they often hosted “bear hug” parties (sex parties). The term grew further when Richard Bulger and Chris Nelson launched the Bear Magazine in 1987. Another notable mention of the term “bear” in popular media was an article published in The Advocate titled “Who’s Who in the Zoo?” which details seven animals that men could be characterized as.