Some of you may remember one of my previous posts Coming out | What the Hell Were You Thinking? or at least seen it hanging out at the bottom of the front page (waiting on the day we get a second page). In that post I advised against indiscriminately outing one's self, a principle I still strongly abide by. However I think it's time to discuss the other side of the coin. What are the advantages to coming out. Putting aside all the feel good crap about being true to yourself, there are real reasons coming out can help improve your game.
Now what a lot of people will immediately jump to is 'advertising'. Being out makes it easier for other gay people to find and identify you. Certainly the effect of this cannot be ignored, but compared to a decent pick on grinder, the results may be lack luster and I don't see it as worth the effort.
The real benefit you stand to gain from being out is higher SMV. Since the social movement to come out of the closet gained traction in the later part of the last century, being openly gay has been associated with courage and bravery. Similarly any attempts to remain unannounced are viewed as cowardice or at least immaturity. Because of this the early age and extent of a gay guys 'outing' is worn like a merit badge for many.
Being out in a broad manner reinforces an image of confidence and avoids any hints of shame surrounding one's sexuality. It's no opening line, it doesn't on it's own build attraction, but it fits nicely as a portion of the alpha persona.
For this reason it's important to weight the positive sexual benefits of coming out when making a choice.