“Man 2 Man: A Gay Man’s Guide to Finding Love”
A New Documentary
Christopher Hines who gave us “The Butch Factor” and “The Adonis Factor” has a new documentary about finding love. “Man 2 Man” is an exploration of man’s search for love, to finding Mr. Right and to keeping him. Hines looks at why gay men want long-term relationships but sometimes cannot make them work. Using interviews with psychologists, authors, matchmakers and couples, Hines asks the questions and the major one is “Are you looking to get laid, or are you looking to fall in love? “
We see several guys as they try every way they can to find their soul mate. We also hear what stops gay men from finding love that lasts. Uriel, a 28-year-old says that he to learn to be himself and to be there for someone else and to be free. Salvatore from San Francisco says, “Understanding the work and commitment required, as well as the rewards, of a long-term relationship is important for many gay men. Gay men’s standards are way, way too high. They watch too much porn, said comedian ANT, who gives his humorous take on gay men and relationships. They want a Nordic Latino”.
We also meet “ Patrick Perrine, founder of the gay relationship site, MyPartner.com; Alan Downs, psychologist and author of Velvet Rage: Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man s World; Will Mahan, a psychologist and therapist in Atlanta, GA; Joel Simkhai, founder of the Grindr phone app, and Jonathan Crutchley, co-founder of the gay male dating site, Manhunt”.
The DVD consists of the 60 minute documentary and extras that include a guide to looking for a long-term relationship, a featurette, “Learning to Love”, tips for dating and hints for tough love by gay comedian Ant.