This story went around the blogosphere and news sites this week. Everyone is hailing this straight man’s response as a great thing when a gay man gave him his number at a wedding. It was a really lovely response that the straight guy gave but it’s a shame that it’s still such a big deal for a straight man to react well to a gay man hitting on him.

Straight man Chad was sitting at a wedding towards the end of the night when a gay man came over and said ““I just wanted to let you know that I have noticed you all night. I wanted to leave this with you before I left.” then walked off. Chad’s response to the guy is above in his text message. I’ve mistakenly asked straight guys out before and I have to say I’ve been lucky enough to never have had a bad reaction. Should this really be a news story? Maybe if only for the fact that it might give people a bit of reassurance that they won’t be beaten up if the object of their affection isn’t on the same team.