It turned out that straight men were the ones with more emotional and misogynistic baggage.

This is partly due to the fact that as these men tried to understand their sexuality, they also questioned the most negative aspects of masculine character traits: including aggression.

Dan Savage once observed that “most adult bisexuals, for whatever reason, wind up in opposite-sex relationships.” Whether or not you’re a fan of Savage (or his sometimes dubious takes on bisexuality), the statistics support his assertion: The massive 2013 Pew Research LGBT Survey found 84 percent of self-identified bisexuals in committed relationships have a partner of the opposite sex, while only 9 percent are in same-sex relationships. Because on the surface, the fact that 84 percent of bisexuals eventually wind up in opposite-sex partnerships could appear to support the notion that bisexuality is, as people so often insist, actually either “just a phase” or a stepping-stone on the path to “full-blown gayness.” Knowing that wasn’t true, I decided to investigate.

I have always been an advocate of online dating, for a variety of reasons.

I think it's a great way to meet people you would never otherwise encounter, see places you may never have heard of and build confidence.

Sure, there are dating sites specifically designed for bisexual women, but they do not have the reach or the users of other, more well-known sites, and frankly, they tend to alienate gay women and straight men.

Because, like many other bi girls, I am attracted to gay women and straight men, I want that exposure.

He quickly messaged her and expressed interest in going out to lunch with her.

She was excited because she thought he was attractive and went to the school she recently transferred to.When signing in to for the first time, the first thing that appears is a banner that exclaims, "It's easy to get started!" You and I both know that this is not entirely true, considering how many questions you have to answer to complete your profile (physical characteristics as well as "likes" and "dislikes") and how much of a pain it is to allocate and upload attractive photos of yourself. Immediately it asks if you are a woman or a man, which is fine for me but isn't necessarily an easy question for others who don't identify with one or either gender. Why are you making me decide something that I can't answer so definitively?He didn’t have to reveal he was bisexual, but he chose to be open and transparent with her.She felt uncomfortable dating someone who has kissed men or had sex with men.And yet, dating a man who identifies as bisexual remains a taboo.