Unfortunately, there is one social obstacle with which I struggle around my fellow homosexuals: the Greeting Ritual.
In my recent experience, I have noticed that the standard greeting between two familiar gay men is some kind of kiss, and this I am find with. I appreciate the fact that I live in an environment where men feel comfortable showing friendly affection in public. It warms my heart. However, for some reason, when said kiss from a friend arrives...I never know where it's going to end up.
My improvisation skills fail me on these occasions. I can never predict if my buddy is going to aim to plant one on my cheek or on my lips or on that happy medium spot at the corner of my mouth. Any of these are generally fine, depending on my company of course, but I always try to guess where it's going to go, and most of the time I'm wrong. This results in an uncomfortable delay in smooching, his and/or my lips landing in a really awkward place, or me just not returning the smooch at all, which simply feels rude.
I never see this happen with anyone else. How do the other boys do it? Are there certain brain waves that I'm not picking up? Do the distance from one's lips vary with level of sexual attraction? How does this system work?