GLUE Hotties: Mervin’s HOT8
1) Name, age and basic stats?
Mervin. 31 years young as of 2022. Sagittarian, a metal goat by definition of Chinese zodiac, and standing at a fun-sized 165cm / 73kg. Not-so-secretly gay, I go by he/him.
2) Where do you call home?
I’m currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where I grew up. I’ve lived in the UK and in Germany for some time, but alas, Malaysia will always be home.
I’ll admit, though, that moving to Singapore would be an exciting adventure…
3) A random fact about me is…
If you want me to purchase something, use iridescent packaging. I’d buy anything if the box or label is gleaming or opalescent…. Anything except ice cream. I don’t like scoops of cold goop
4) My ideal first date usually involves…
Either Italian food or a good steak, and a cocktail after.
5) My favourite quality in a person is definitely…
The right amount of confidence is a quality I really admire. Finding the right balance (not coming off as self-depreciating or outright braggy/cocky) is an art I’ve yet to learn myself.
6) My type is…
I have no preferences to roles, anything is fine – but I gravitate towards muscled guys that exude an open, friendly, and approachable vibe.
I know it sounds mainstream, but it is what it is
7) Four words that put me in the mood for sex…
This was probably the hardest question on the list
I’ll be blunt: I’m not sure. I don’t think I’ve ever been turned on by a combination of words, so I’ll leave this as something to be discovered.
8) I knew I was LGBT+ when…
When I was in university, I found myself drawn to a classmate. He was well-liked by the rest of the class, so I thought it was only normal for me to be that way too – not knowing what the feeling nor my sexual identity was at the time.
The trigger came when he posted an update on Facebook announcing the start of his relationship with a girl from the next class. I felt an instant wave of heaviness, I couldn’t even sleep that night.
After thinking and wondering why I felt that way, I realized that I’d had a crush on him. It was heartbreak, jealousy, and all sorts of things I should not have felt towards another guy if I was “normal” as society puts it.
It’s taken a few years before I finally accepted myself, and on this journey of self-discovery I’m extremely thankful to have a supportive family, to have found a loving boyfriend, close buddies, and an awesome community to feel safe here in KL.
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