The dating app provides a way to expand my dating pool beyond the usual crop of friends, exes and friends of exes. But why do men pop up in my feed of potential matches when my account is set to see women-identified profiles only? To be honest, it creeps me out to know that men can see my profile after all, Tinder is a two-way street. As a femme lesbian who is often mistaken for straight, I get enough unwanted attention from men. Being a generally curious journalist, I set out to solve the mystery. In July, I deleted my Tinder account and signed back up on the platform for an entirely fresh start. While creating a new account, the app asked me to choose a gender male or female were the only options and I chose female and a sexual orientation you could pick three; I went with lesbian, queer, and gay. I reached a mildly confusing page that allowed me to pick a second gender identity non-binary and asked whether I wanted to be included in searches for men or women I chose women.
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I’m a Lesbian, and When My Ex-Girlfriend Married a Man, It Made Me Feel Erased
Being queer just fit me. It fucking sucks! How does one successfully navigate such a dramatic shift in a long-held and cherished identity?! Is it possible to have relationships with men devoid of internalized homophobia, misogyny, etc? Is it worthwhile to tell this person how I feel — could I possibly expect anyone to navigate all this baggage with me?
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By Zachary Zane. I met someone while working in Holland for the month. Someone with whom I had an immediate connection. Someone who has me seriously considering dropping everything and moving to Amsterdam. Much to the surprise of myself and others, she is a straight, cisgender woman. In fact, she dressed and made up all of her friends in drag for her birthday, and has a gaggle of gay and bi friends.
Neither of which describes me …. I very much dislike straight spaces, especially bars, which is often where one meets people. I go to queer events. I live for RuPaul. All my coworkers are queer, given that I write almost exclusively for queer publications. To be honest, in my day to day life, I speak to very few straight women or straight men.
I Used to Hate all Men. Then I Got Pregnant With My Son.
I’ve had sex with men — a lot of men. In fact, a major facet of my identity for most of my adult life was that I was open and irreverent about really liking sex and having a lot of it, largely with men. You could even argue that I built a career on it. But, in the last four years, that’s changed.
I told myself I couldn’t be gay if I liked boys, and I did like them — their I am dating another man who is non-monogamous and both he and his.
Four months ago, while working away from home on a contract, I hooked up with a guy on a dating site. It was an incredible experience. He said he was straight though, and that he had never been with a guy before, apart from messing around in his teens and was just curious. Within minutes of our rendezvous, he messaged me to say how fantastic the sex was and that he wanted to see me again. However, he is living with his partner of fifteen years and their twelve-year-old child.
We used to meet several times a week. His commitment to me seemed very strong and over the weeks, our love towards each other grew. He also promised me he was no longer having sex with his partner. The relationship blossomed and eventually, we were spending entire weekends together, with him telling his family he was working away.
He was very keen for us to leave our respective partners so we could move in together and start a new life as a couple. This new man in my life made me incredibly happy. So I ended my four-year relationship and a few days later, he told his partner he wanted to break up, but he that would stay in the family home for the sake of their teenage son.
My work contract ended and I moved back to my hometown just before Christmas.
The struggles of being a lesbian dating a man
The Frisky — There are a lot of misconceptions about lesbians. I’m confronted with them daily and, frankly, hearing this stuff is like getting smacked in the face with a wet rag. Usually, when someone fires off a stereotype, I am so shocked that I just stand there, staring, opening and closing my mouth like a big, dumb goldfish.
I am a reformed man-hating lesbian. I am a recovering man-hater. who was dating my good friend and groped me while I was sleeping.
Recently, I endured a week more cursed than an image of Megyn Kelly smiling: two men asked for my number, and I gave it to them. That ship has sailed, and the thought of relapsing sends a shiver down my spine. And yet, within the span of one cursed week, I gave my contact info to two very forward men. The obvious one is fear of men. Last year, four black lesbians were murdered in the same week in the U.
I gave it away nonetheless. The first time was at Starbucks, while waiting in line for the restroom next to a man who struck up a friendly conversation. Later, he passed by my table and asked for my number. I was caught off guard — it had been ages since a man had asked for my number so boldly, out of nowhere — and I felt paralyzed, like words were pouring out of my mouth without my permission. Before I could even process what was happening, I had given him my Instagram. When he left, I was gobsmacked at what had happened, at my response, and at how little hesitation I had in giving it to him, even though my head and heart were swirling.
A couple days later, a man started talking to me at a party. He was funny, so we kept talking.
Ask Ammanda: I’m gay but I’ve fallen in love with a straight man
That would happen later. First, I had to come out to myself. Growing up in a socially conservative religion, I was taught that sex was reserved for monogamously married men and women.
Four months ago, while working away from home on a contract, I hooked up with a guy on a dating site. It was an incredible experience. I am thirty-nine and can.
Dating is a minefield as it is so many bullshitters and a-holes to dodge, FFS , but what specific dating insecurities do lesbian, bi, pan, trans and gender non-conforming people have to deal with? Here, 12 queer women share their biggest dating insecurities. Be prepared to feel so seen. I’ve also never had sex with a cis woman, so I’m a bit nervous and sometimes wonder if people will think I’m not really ‘queer enough’ even though I know that’s silly.
And I’m really not all into the community [and don’t] see my sexuality as a big identity thing. So every girl faintly cute is often straight, and I just scratch my head because I don’t see the difference between sexualities unless they are flauntingly obvious. And anyone who is solely attracted to women, would be turned off because I look like a man. I don’t know, it’s hard to explain, but it’s intimidating.
You Need Help: You’re Gay but Oh No You’re Falling for a Man, What the F*ck
This piece was originally published at TheLStop. Within every lesbian community there exists a tale as old as time, a proverb as common as it is contentious: Bi women cheat, betray, and ultimately leave — never for another woman, but for a man. Like those who flee the tumults of city life for quieter and less complicated pastures, bisexual women may seem destined, in the eyes of gay women, to trade the grit and hardships of queer life for the suburbs of heteroville.
But is this really because we prefer a life of white-picket simplicity and comfort?
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I realized I had a crush on another girl in second grade when she shared her crayons with someone else and I was VERY jealous— not because I coveted the crayons but because I wanted this friend all to myself. Then I started developing crushes on my female teachers and librarians. When I went through puberty , I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am as gay as the day is long. So it is puzzling, even to me, that I decided to date men after a particularly harrowing breakup with the woman who I thought was the love of my life.
And Harriet broke my heart. Not once. Not twice. But three times. Harriet ripped my heart out, stomped on it, and then spat on it for good measure. But one day I sat in the lounge at my workplace and listened to my straight coworkers talking about their boyfriends and husbands, and I thought, Men sound so simple. So easy. So much less complicated than women. Why am I even GAY?
The Gay Man in the Straight Marriage
Last spring, I fell deeply, deliriously, overwhelmingly in love. We have a Simpsons quote handy for every occasion. Our shelves are filled with books of poetry. We love dogs and are ambivalent about cats okay, we hate cats.
Ask Anna is a sex column. Because of the nature of the topic, some columns contain language some readers may find graphic. I have been keeping myself at reasonable distance from attractive gay women. But I am interested in them. I just want to be honest, both to myself and the woman. I know, I know. But that, sir, was a movie! Self-rimming sink is a real thing.
In non-cinematic-mob-movie life, pipes clog, transmissions break, pilot lights go out. I, however, excel at neither.