There’s a number of prevalent biases that exist within any community, but on Girls Ask Guys there’s a strong sense of anxiety that connects the majority of questions and users together. People who must deal with anxiety usually deal with it in one of two ways—they obsess over their own anxiety and attempt to “solve” it by constantly analyzing and looking for advice on what they are “doing wrong” never considering that perhaps allowing the anxiety to exist without thinking about it or living in it could be an answer as well.
The other main way people deal with anxiety is by focusing on the anxiety of others. This is helpful in helping one deal with their own anxiety from a removed, detached place where the unaffected mind can see problems for what they are. If you don’t think you’re in either camp, consider that someone who didn’t deal with anxiety in any measure or had never at one point dealt with intense anxiety would have no way of relating to someone who did and understanding what it feels like, how it can distort and grip you, and how to get relief from it. The very fact that we consider the majority of questions people ask on here to be actually legitimate enough questions to merit an answer shows that we “get anxiety” in a way only someone who’s experienced can understand.
Another major thing that bonds “GaGers” together is an inordinate amount of free time. That’s if you really become a noticeable part of the community and not a casual tourist. The site is great at getting you connected and in conversation, amusement, and debate with other individuals and is extremely active compared to other websites.
But, it does take a lot of time and as I said it’s hard to get the most out of the website and still be casual about it. As such, many of us have the free time to devote to the site and “lack of free time” is by far the most reason common reason why once very active users suddenly quit the site rather than difference of opinions with other users.
While there sometimes seems to be a war between the “male rights woman haters” and the “radical feminist man haters” one thing that can’t really be denied is that we are all, for the most part, intelligent human beings. Similarly to have such a developed point of view on these topics requires that one be able to think critically, reflect on new information, and communicate intelligibly their point to others.
While some GaGers seem to understand to have the gift of popularity, while others seem to border on socially austistic, almost everyone I’ve talked to or read their writing on this site has been more intelligent than the average person you meet on the street and those that aren’t don’t seem to last very long.