This is understandable because people will become more experienced, mature, and accountable in coping with life and work-related stress as they grow older.
On the other hand, other respondents found themselves pushing straight friends to a comfortable distance, expanding their zone of comfort by expanding their contact with other gay men. This might be due to the deep-rooted influence of some traditional morals and religious beliefs that overemphasize the marriage, fertility, and filial piety. After an introduction about the present study by the community leaders to the gay men in the LGBT centers, the recruiters gave the men a brief introduction about themselves and the study and asked whether the men were willing to participate. However, in mainland China, tongzhi is used both in the context of the traditional "comrade" sense e.
But rationally speaking, it should be consensus that everyone should respect other people's sexual orientations.