Atlanta Pride is here, and, it’s one of those weekends where gay men from around the world suddenly flock to Atlanta (for reasons that aren’t still quite known). Over the past two days, we’ve seen some pretty interesting things on Facebook — and — decided to put together a trusty guidebook to survive the infamous weekend in hook-up city.
- Don’t go home with or go to a hotel room alone with someone you don’t know.
He may be attractive, but, we’re pretty sure your rent money and your life is more important than a hook-up. Atlanta is notorious for thieves; convicts, and people who will not think twice before hurting you. Always go with a friend or don’t go at all. And if you absolutely must go alone, be sure, to tell someone where you are going. These men in Atlanta do not care and will rob you blind at the blink of an eye.
2. No matter what he says, please for the glory of everything in us, wear a condom.
It’s not worth it. You don’t want to be that one in the clinic when you return to Kansas City with an STD and a gift you can’t get rid of. Let us not forget, if you suddenly hear the beep sound of an iPhone recording, pull up your pants, and run for your life. Your reputation; sanity, and your job back home is not worth it. Do not let anybody record you!
3. Leave your valuables in your hotel room if you’re traveling…
Leave your freaking valuables in the hotel room if you’re traveling. All you should ever bring to a hook-up, is….
Your cell phone
Never bring your valuables; ID, or personal information anywhere with you. It will get stolen.
4. If it sounds foreign, you probably shouldn’t try it.
Tina; coke, meth, LSD, acid tablets, purple drank, if it sounds like something foreign you probably shouldn’t try it. Atlanta is notorious for drugs during this time of the year. Don’t waste your time or jeopardize your health. Don’t allow someone else to buy you a drink, unless, you’re near the drink and can see it. People in Atlanta will try to spike your drink. It’s happened plenty of times before to others.
5. Don’t try to “flex”. It’s not worth losing your apartment back home over.
If you can’t afford it, don’t do it. It’s okay to club and have fun, but, don’t go hog wild to the point you find yourself on Craigslist Monday morning looking for Daddy to pay your home. We’re so not being shady here, we’re lending a friendly piece of advice to you guys.
Don’t be that one that goes home with no money; no apartment, and something you can’t get rid of. Be smart this weekend, but, still have fun.