So, by now all of my regular readers know that I’m a big fan of online dating. For all of its faults, I think it’s a pretty awesome way to meet potential dates.
But that’s not what this week’s poll is about.
Recently I was checking out a new-ish site (I check them all out, I like to be well informed) and I noticed that they didn’t include preference selections for bisexual men and women (and no, I wasn’t trolling eHarmony – been there, done that – never again). This struck me as really odd and pretty damn foolish on their part. And then it got me to thinking.
I actually know some women who will come right out and say they won’t date bi guys. I’m not one of them. I don’t personally have an issue/problem/concern (call it what you want) in that area. And I know there are some people who don’t even believe that male bisexuality exists (let’s not turn this post’s comment section into a battle on that, please). I find the “it doesn’t exist” argument a little bizarre as I’ve known many men who seem very happy in their bisexuality, but whatever. All I’m saying if that if a guy says he’s bi it isn’t going to stop me from dating him, whereas I know it’s going to stop some other women.
This doesn’t seem to be an issue for guys. If anything, guys seem to be turned on by bisexual women. Or maybe it’s just that the guys I know are all perverts (please, I’m joking)?
And, to get out of the heteronormative world that this blog usually inhabits, what about within the gay community? I’ve heard gay male friends talk about their discomfort with men who call themselves bi. And yet I know lesbians who will date bi women without giving it a second thought.
Anyway, these kinds of questions fascinate me. And I want to know what you all think. And what would you, and wouldn’t you do. If the person you were interested in dating told you they were bisexual, would it make a difference? Would you date someone who was bisexual?
- I’m a guy, and I would. (28 votes)
- I’m a guy, and I wouldn’t. (12 votes)
- I’m a woman, and I would. (27 votes)
- I’m a woman, and I wouldn’t. (44 votes)
- Other/This doesn’t apply to me. (2 votes)
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