OUT magazine put out a call for votes before Valentine’s Day this year, asking men to vote for who they thought were the 10 most eligible gay bachelors of 100 hot names listed. This is the fourth year OUT held the contest and candidates included singer Ricky Martin, fashion designers Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang, athletes Jason Collins and Matthew Mitcham, actors Paul Iannaco and Billy Porter, comic book artist Phil Jimenez and more. We don’t know how the initial group of 100 guys were chosen, although you can bet whoever made the selections had fun deciding!
When choosing potential mates, physical attributes are important, no matter what anyone says. While love at first sight may be a myth, extensive studies have shown that there's a correlation between how someone looks and how we judge them as a person. In these days of online dating, most dating sites recommend putting a picture up for best results. This is not superficial - it is human. We're just programmed to react to aesthetic and physical cues, which are important no matter how lofty our ideals.
Once the physical has been reasonably satisfied, because let’s face it, we may not all be James Deans or Marilyns ourselves, we have to decide what matters most to us. For many, important character traits include a potential mate’s ambition (this need not equate to dollars, but might simply mean they are passionate about something), maybe a sense of humor, confidence (without arrogance, though some are attracted to arrogance) and loyalty. What matters most to one person might differ from what matters to someone else.
That’s why a contest like the one OUT held is interesting. As an entire audience base voted, results should portray a fair mix of desirable traits. The contenders come from all walks of life - singers, artists, actors - and while they're all handsome, they come in all shapes and sizes. So who did the public decide upon as the most eligible gay bachelors? These top 10 have been voted as the 'most dateable gay guys' on the planet this year by OUT readers...
10 Andrej Pejic
9 Wentworth Miller
8 Christopher Rice
7 Steve Grand
6 Chris Colfer
5 Brian Sims
4 Eliad Cohen
3 Darryl Stephens
2 Chris Salvatore
1 Adam Lambert
This 32-year-old singer-songwriter and actor was in many amateur productions during his childhood. He continued along this path into adulthood and was in professional productions internationally and at home. Lambert became well known during his stint on "American Idol" during the eighth season, when he was runner up, from which he went on to sign a joint venture with 19 Entertainment and RCA records. His 2009 debut studio album was called For Your Entertainment and sold 198,000 copies in its first week, garnering third place on Billboard 200. Lambert had more involvement as executive producer on his next album, Trespassing, for which he was a principal writer. It made No. 1 on Billboard.
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