Originally Posted by GreenFrog
Edit: Just did a quick search. Found this 1999 Miata
RON GEREN, an actor in Los Angeles, commutes to auditions and jobs throughout Southern California in a sleek black Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible. But for a recent date with a woman, he rented a Cadillac Escalade because he was so used to friends saying his Miata is "gay."
"Guys say, "˜Hey, that's cute,' " Mr. Geren, 40, said, adding that the comments come from gay as well as straight men. "You have to fend off that perception."
A few years ago, Meghan Daum, an op-ed contributor to The Los Angeles Times, wrote about a promising first date with a man that never led to a second one because, she later learned, the guy saw that she drove a Subaru Outback station wagon and concluded she must be a lesbian.