Dating a bi guy
When it comes to bisexuals some people think it’s like being a unicorn – they don’t exist.Others try to steer clear of bi people because they fear they’re always going to be yearning for more.Bisexuality is often misunderstood, and bisexual people experience a lot of discrimination for the way they identify.Some people don't think that they actually exist, while others avoid dating a bisexual person because they worry that their partner will always want more.Lewis Oakley, 25, is a bisexual activist and has been in a relationship with his girlfriend, Laura, for nine months.
‘It’s one thing to date a bi man, it’s quite another to date a bi activist who discusses his attraction to men and women in the media every week,’ he wrote.
People believe vicious stereotypes about bisexuals: we can’t be monogamous, we’re sexually greedy, we’ll never be satisfied with one gender, we spread HIV, we’re indecisive, or we’re in denial of our “true” sexual orientation AKA being gay.
Or, they fetishize us, believing we’re more “masculine” than our gay counterparts and are thus “hot.” Even the good-hearted, open-minded people, who don’t believe these stereotypes, still may not want to date a bisexual man because we are more work. When you date a bisexual man, you take on a slew of additional challenges that you wouldn’t have to deal with dating a monosexual man.
A recent CDC study found that over 1 in 13 men ages 18 to 24 are attracted to men and women — a number higher than older generations.
It seems that as gay and bisexual people gain more visibility, more people are coming out.