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Gay Dating in Fire Island

Fire Island is a barrier island off the south shore of Long Island, New York - just 50 miles east of New York City. One of the first and still one of the sexiest gay vacation destinations in the United States, Cherry Grove and The Pines offer gay dating opportunities aplenty. Stretching 31 miles long, though only 1,300 feet at it's widest point, Fire Island is home to two gay communities, Cherry Grove and Fire Island Pines, which are separated by about a quarter of a mile of sand dunes and pine barrens with meandering trails, affectionately referred to by the locals as "the meat rack." Going through there at night can be a quite a lustful experience in and of itself, with every type of gay men cruising imaginable.

As there are no cars on the island, gay tourists and island residents ferry to the island using the Sayville Ferry Service that serves both communities. Each community features a bustling, vibrant dating scene in-season. A walk along the beach, through the woods, or a short water taxi ride is all it takes to get from one community to the other. As there's literally thousands of adorable men on the island during the summer, logging on to Daddyhunt while you're there or to help plan your adventure ahead of time is a must!

Cherry Grove is reputed to be the oldest gay resort in the world, and historically has been a place for those who march to a different drummer since the 1920s. The community hosts an eclectic mix of gay men, lesbians and queers of virtually every age in a very relaxed and nonjudgmental community of free spirits where Bears, Daddies, Cubs, Twinks and Silver Daddies all intermingle in a laid-back homoerotic paradise. The main meeting place is a bar and disco named the Ice Palace, located at the Grove Hotel, though there are several other bars and restaurants clustered in the central corridor just off the ferry pier. The Belvedere Hotel is a men only masterpiece of rococo architecture with a clothing optional pool and a sexually charged atmosphere for single gay men seeking love or lust.

Fire Island Pines is often referred to as "Chelsea by the Sea," referring to its popularity among the denizens Chelsea, an upscale trendy Manhattan district. The Pines is the community for the circuit party set and is more than twice the size of neighboring Cherry Grove. Right on the town's harbor is its centerpiece and premiere nightlife venue, The Pavilion Nightclub, where sexy gay men dance and party until the sun comes up every evening - often featuring the latest sounds mixed by A-List DJs flown in from all around the world. Accommodations in town can be had at the Botel and there are several other fine restaurants and bars to choose from. While The Pines has a deserved reputation for a raucous night life and being the place where the gorgeous muscular hunks congregate, it's actually quite diverse, with a wide selection of men from gay muscle hunks to leather men and daddies of all flavors well-represented. Everyone with an open mind is welcome at the party it seems.

Miles of unspoiled beaches and a geography that is completely secluded from the outside world, make this a special location, and the social inhibitions that apply during the 9 to 5 of most people don't apply to anyone gay dating on Fire Island. Completely nude men sun bathing, though technically illegal in New York State, is common, public displays of affection among gay men are rampant, and the island is populated by people who are solely focused on having a good time together. With no local economy to speak of, beyond the dance clubs, bars and restaurants, the focus here is exclusively "vacation."

While a non-stop party atmosphere is usually in effect in the town centers, out in the communities that surround them, you'll find plenty of peace and quiet. Many of the homes on the island have rooms for rent or offer shares for the season, and if you are a gay man you owe it to yourself to experience Fire Island Gay Dating for yourself - it will change your point of view on man for man dating experiences forever!

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