Dating a bisexual can be a really intimidating thing. Are they constantly checking out everyone? Will they eventually leave you when the realize what they actually want? Well, for starters, no and no. Dating a bisexual can be just like dating a Catholic, a race car driver, or a brunette.
That is, it doesn’t really matter. Read on to put your concerns away and relax in your relationship. Know that many bisexual people will not prefer one sex over another. Many bisexuals, even those who eventually marry, may change their preferences depending on how they feel.
When entering into a serious relationship with a bisexual person, be prepared to accept their attraction to a person of another sex—the same way straight or gay people are attracted to members of one sex. Respect the bisexuality of the person you’re dating as part of his or her identity. Most bisexual people consider themselves to always be bisexual, no matter who they are dating at the time. Do not suggest that they are heterosexual if they are in a relationship with a person of the opposite sex, or that they are homosexual if they are in a same-sex relationship. Some people differentiate between their orientation and their behavior. This is normal and all a part of the spectrum.
Know that bisexuals aren’t “in transition. Not so long ago, being gay was flat out unacceptable. As a result, many homosexuals eased the coming out process by proclaiming themselves as bisexual and sort of getting their feet wet. It sort of ruined everything for those who were actually bisexual, turning Bitown into a pit stop to Gayville. But that’s not how it is. They are just like everyone else.
However, there are lots of straight people having casual sex all over the place as well. If he or she is a cheater, they’re a cheater regardless of their sexuality. A person of good, upstanding character won’t cheat, whether they’re bisexual, homosexual, or heterosexual. Understand that bisexuals aren’t indecisive, untrustworthy, or confused. Many believe that bisexuals are just having their cake and eating it too, aren’t really self-aware, or are immature and selfish and therefore can’t be trusted.
Bisexuals made the same choice that heterosexuals made. That is, they didn’t make one. They just happen to be attracted to both sexes. Know that they’re just as likely to be monogamous. Persons who are considered to be bisexual are attracted to two sexes, but this doesn’t mean that they feel the need to be with a man and a woman at the same time.