Being married is always an option. And old gay guys have always and will always be looked at funny for going to places like bars and bathhouses alone. It is more a pervert thing than anything else if they are worried about how people see them don't go. You don't go to these places to care about how they see you. Getting married is not going to change our lives that much the just means that those of us that want to settle down can now. But gay men in general don't settle down very often. It will be fine in the end.
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