Gay men are very respectful of others' privacy because they have likely been exactly where you are. I love him more than anything in life!! Either way, the guy that you're with should understand what you want out of the relationship. Queer Voices. See results.
Touching the arm or shoulder is a good way to let a guy know you're into him.
Be simple and direct. This is another silly myth to avoid. Read reviews on each of the bars and choose an ambiance that best suits your personality. Another way to get over past baggage is to find at least one positive that you gained out of the negative experience.
If you're the first person to make the person acknowledge his sexual orientation, then you've made a big step and better be prepared to stay by your friend's side.