Hey, I've been following this website for the past seven years but never felt the need to join before this week. Since you guys are so good with giving advice, I was hoping you could maybe help me out.
I'm almost 24 and have never been in anything close to a relationship before. I've kissed a few guys but haven't ever done anything too sexual. I find it really easy to strike up conversations and make friends with people, but that's just with straight guys and girls. Don't get me wrong, I'm surrounded by some fantastic people but none of them are gay guys so I feel like I'm not really part of the gay community. I feel like if I can get past my nerves and sleep with someone however, I could maybe go from there.
I joined Grindr last week and I've been chatting to a few guys. I'm pretty nervous meeting up with the guys my age cause I'm afraid I'll be terrible (and then word will get around). One older guy wants to meet up with me and since he won't know anyone I personally know, I think I'm gonna go for him. I told him I haven't really done much before and he's said to me that he's totally cool with that and it's not a problem with him. My only worry about is how should I approach this situation? He said he can pick me up from someplace and we can go back to his. Should I just bite the bullet and go for it or is there anything else I could do as a precaution?
Any advice at all would be appreciated.