Instead, things are kept casual, which allows either party the freedom to call it quits should they so desire.

First, there’s the issue of figuring out if there’s a mutual attraction.

Second, there is the entire matter of compatibility in the bedroom.

Here we are talking about who prefers to do what and if that person is any good at it.

Let’s be real – that’s an important thing to a lot of gay men!

Think of these as characteristics rather than hard and fast rules.

Additionally, for every negative characteristic listed here there are positive traits you should consider.

The point however of this article is help you figure out the ones you absolutely don’t want to deal with.

Third, both guys need to figure out if the interest level goes beyond a mere hookup.

In other words: Once you move past the three big pre-dating hurdles, you slip into the world of observational dating.

This is where things become really interesting because during this phase, you have the opportunity to test the mettle of the man and see it the guy is a good fit. Observational dating involves checking out the dude’s behaviors during time spent together and assessing what the heck you are dealing with.

Usually during the observation phase, no relational commitment is made.