We get to know @ZaddyZeitgeist a little better.

There aren’t enough kind words in my vocabulary to attempt to craft an accurate description of @ZaddyZeitgeist (Freddie). Get to know him a little better by reading up in our interview and then check out the gallery at the bottom.

Any form of discrimination against somebody’s sexual orientation is wrong and after all, there is a “B” in LGBT+. — Freddie

Other than voting, it’s out of my control and what will happen will happen anyway, so why allow it to occupy your mental capacity? — Freddie

Do you think the bisexual community are discriminated against within the LGBT community in an unfair way?

I can only comment on what I have experienced personally, and I can only remember one instance where I could say someone said something that I would consider offensive (As I’m not “out” as bisexual, I’m talking specifically about online interactions and experiences only). I have read a little about biphobia and the “double stigma” which can come from being bisexual and found it deeply troubling that there are some appalling statistics in regard to mental health in bisexual people. Any form of discrimination against somebody’s sexual orientation is wrong and after all, there is a “B” in LGBT+. In general, however, I have found the community to be wonderfully accepting and very positive towards me at least.

What’s your favorite car?

I have many, I’m a huge petrolhead! If pushed…I’d say a 1980’s BMW M635i E24.

What really pisses you off?

These days I don’t waste my heartbeats allowing myself to get pissed off. I get frustrated easily in daily life like everyone does I suppose, with trivial things like traffic and general stupidity, but I let it go before it develops to full-scale pissed off. I have a fairly laid-back attitude and consider myself an optimist, and over the past few years have embraced (slightly) a Buddhist way of approaching life.
It’s best not to get me started on politics! Western World politics is going through such an utter shit show presently I can completely empathize. Other than voting, it’s out of my control and what will happen will happen anyway, so why allow it to occupy your mental capacity? I still have to get up in the morning and go to work regardless.

How do you approach your romantic life? Do you date? Bars? Apps?

I rarely date. I’m incredibly awkward and very shy, which makes meeting new people quite difficult. With a dose of social anxiety added in for good measure, it doesn’t lend itself to a dating personality. Apparently, I come across as quite cold and rude to new people, which is complexly unintentional and therefore rules out just asking a stranger out. The idea of just walking up to someone and asking them out is completely alien to me; I’ve dated in the past but only with people I’ve gotten to know through work or university. I have used apps before but I’m probably too shy even for those. Thankfully I’m happy enough in my own company and don’t feel any pressure to find a partner just for the sake of being in a relationship. I’ve also been heartbroken on more than one occasion, so don’t easily let people into my life romantically.

What holds you back, if anything, from coming out?

I don’t really know to be honest. I just haven’t felt the need, although I do feel like I’m perhaps not being honest with my friends and family. I’ve almost let it slip out on numerous occasions and eventually I will blurt it out unintentionally, although that will do me a big favor.

You recently deleted and started anew on Twitter. What was the catalyst for that?

The more I think about this question the more answers I come up with! Mainly, it was to move away from the “sleazy” feeling of that account. It was 100% pure thirst, full frontal nudity, and explicit videos. (All perfectly legal of course!) After posting a dick picture it was nice to receive compliments and instant validation, but later I felt almost dirty and like I’d somehow violated myself. I think there was something like 14,000 followers by the end but I wasn’t comfortable with it and it certainly didn’t make me happy. My new account still has a few topless pictures but I won’t post any explicit pictures anymore, and it allows me to be a bit more “normal”. I felt relieved when I deactivated the old one, and feel content with my new one.

What is one thing you wish people knew about you that they wouldn’t expect?

I wish people could know that I have absolutely no radar for picking up when they’re flirting with me (I’m not trying to pretend it happens often by the way). I have to be told by others present that they were flirting, or sometimes it can literally be years later before I catch on. Retrospectively I now know I’ve missed out on dates and maybe relationships because of this.

Fast Facts

  • Name: Freddie
  • Pronouns: Male
  • Sexuality: Bisexual
  • Out: No
  • Hobbies: Running, reading, TV Series binging, classic cars, shouting at politicians.
  • Passions: Motorsport, History, DIY, the countryside.

Other than voting, it’s out of my control and what will happen will happen anyway, so why allow it to occupy your mental capacity?— Freddie

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