I have a superlative one. It rarely fails. It either gets me the action I want or it gives me the trouble I'm not asking for. Not only that, but it's been my whole life's experience that I somehow attract straight men. Most of my long term relationships are with straight men that are married. Maybe they are bisexual. When I ask them why, they all have the same answer. It's my character, they say they feel comfortable with me and since I am straight-acting it's a plus.
I like bears so for the majority of time it's really hard to tell if the guy is gay or not D:. I had crushes on straight guys before, specially while I was in the closet, it was tough :/. But thankfully technology is a thing and hook up apps exist, they made my life so much easier, hehehe.
I look at it this way: if you had an annoying friend, an abusive boyfriend or spouse, someone with a severe personality disorder (who doesn't try to deal with it), someone who mentally/emotionally abuses you, who constantly belittles you, etc., I think there would be near-universal agreement that you should disengage, stop trying to be friends, divorce them, do what you need to do to protect yourself, both physically and emotionally.
So why should it be different just because it's a family member. Life is too short to put up that shit and you're just not going to be able to "fix" them or the situation. Set boundaries, disengage, even terminate all contact if that's what it takes. Your life will be significantly improved.
I think so. A good gay friend is someone you share interests with - that's usually a good foundation for a relationship. Possible. But you'd also have to be prepared to potentially lose the friendship if the lovers part works out badly.
So many replies above, with examples of appealing nieces and nephews, from toddlers to college age.
I'm sorry to add, I have two pre-teen nieces, and they are spoiled and ungrateful, while having every advantage in life. They are not interested in bonding with their fun uncle -- I have tried! -- but always eager to see that holiday envelope or package in the mail.
So if you're reading this thread and thinking your family's little rugrats are less than stellar, you're not alone!