I saw this guy on the bus and he had these bright brown eyes and I was about to say to him “You have really pretty eyes.” but then I stopped and imagined the sort of response that might illicit, and thought it was best to keep that to myself.
I’m a straight/hetero/cis dude or whatever other terminology you’d like to use, but I guess I don’t have a lot of the same sort of hang ups that the average dude has. I don’t consider it an odd thing to appreciate the aesthetic qualities of another male individual. Unfortunately, me complimenting this guy’s eyes could’ve been a potentially hostile situation, or at the very least a super awkward situation, which is absurd and a bummer. It’s so incredibly unlikely that he would’ve just been like “Thanks.”
Oh well. He was a handsome dude, with dreamy eyes, and I’m not ashamed to say that (on my blog), but I was afraid to say it to him, cause ya know, society and stuff.