And yet, dating a man who identifies as bisexual remains a taboo. But by seeing bisexuality as a deal-breaker, heterosexual women might not only be unwittingly dodging perfectly decent partners, but the best. Research has found that men who are bisexual - and feel comfortable being out - are better in bed - and the relationship develops - more caring long-term partners and fathers.
When I first met my husband, Neal, I thought he was gay. Maybe that's because he told me he was gay. So while I was attracted to him, I figured he would just be my gay best friend.
Bisexuals are like the UFOs of the sexual world — few believe they exist and the ones who swear they do are often regarded with a degree of contempt and lunacy. They get a bad rap from gays and straights alike. Each side is incredulous that someone can enjoy sex with both sexes equally.
It surprises me how today, inthere are still so many misconceptions tossed around about the bisexual community, specifically dating a bisexual person. Together, he and I have busted some myths about dating a bisexual person. Being bisexual has nothing to do with being unfaithful.
It's one of the oldest cliches in the book, that somehow having sex with a man makes you less 'manly' and less attractive to women. But actually the opposite is often true, and society is finally catching on. I'm a bisexual man.
Some girls might take such news in stride, barely batting an eyelid and treating it with utter nonchalance, unperturbed by the fact that he is as attracted to guys as she is. Others, however, might struggle to come to terms with such an unexpected revelation and, for a number of reasons, may be planning to run for the hills. You may be of a highly traditional persuasion and struggle with the concept of someone existing in anything other than an entirely heterosexual relationship.
Illustration by Ben Thomson. Amber Rose, the model and famed ex of Kanye West, recently stated that although she is attracted to men and women, she would not date a bisexual man. Despite this lingering stigma, the experiences of heterosexual women in committed relationships with bisexual men have never really been examined.
The breakup was terrible. I cheated on him and lied about it for months. Late one night, in a parking lot, after spending an angry hour on the phone, I made a decision that was an act of mercy for both of us: I decided never to speak to him again.
You meet a cute guy in at a party and start talking. Is there anything you need to be aware of when it comes to dating bisexual guys? Luckily, Her Campus is here to help you figure it out with a few things you need to know about dating a bisexual guy!
Consider yourself lucky you've found a bisexual man. Whilst we can't stereotype, we can stick to research and according to an Australian study by the School of Health and Social Development 'Women in relationships with bisexual men say their partners are better lovers and fathers than straight men. Remember that bi guys have high standards too.