Grease Bats: New Friends

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I'm a cartoonist living in Minneapolis. I'm also a server at a really amazing dive bar. I don't own a car and enjoy winter biking. I drink a lot. I don't feel bad about it. If I'm not working I'm socializing. If I'm not out with friends I'm drawing. If I'm not doing any of those things I'm probably depressed. Support me using Patreon.

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22 Comments

  1. I’ve been trying to convince myself to go to Honey Groove in two weeks but have been saying, “no you’re too introverted, it won’t work” but this has me thinking I gotta give it a try

    love this, (as always)!!

  2. My wife and I were gonna try to do this tonight! We just moved to a new town and don’t know any queer ppl, so tonight we’re going to the one place that popped up when we googled “gay bar”. It’s a start! Wish us luck! 😂💕🌈

  3. what else is there to say besides: so accurate it hurts
    making queer friends as an adult is hard, especially for introverts. is tinder really a thing for meeting queer pals? I’ve met up off of okcupid and tumblr before

    • Yeah..albeit not quite the same, but I find Tinder so useful when I’m travelling around a new place and want to meet other local queers platonically and/or explore queer / different places in the places I’m at. I’m upfront that I’m visiting and ask if people are happy to hang platonically and most people are happy to. 🙂

  4. Has anyone tried the HER app for friend-making? (It’s definitely mostly for dating. Most profiles don’t have a write up, but majority of the ones that do are very much looking for love)

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  6. I hear a lot about how queer people meet on Tinder even just to talk, but that has never really been my experience with as. As a transwoman, I think of almost two years of trying I have never gotten a girl to match and talk with me on tinder at all. I don’t mean as in, we had a convo and I may have said something dumb and the convo stopped – I mean as in, I dont ever get matches and the literal handful I have has led to no conversation at all. I did end up finding friends and a girlfriend in Discord, but Tinder was always a void I looked into that never looked back. I kind of hate it, to be honest.

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