Five dates in, everything about my new guy was fantastic. We spent post-coital moments debating the use of parentheses in writing. (Admittedly, I wrote this parenthetically heavy piece in homage to him.
He was hot, gentlemanly (always picked up the dinner tabs), kind, and grew up in the whaling town where my family summered. A man's choice in footwear says so much, and yet, so often, guys get it wrong. (When you are sleeping with someone, and he takes you out for dinner and then back to his place, a freshly made bed shows you that your man has thought about what would be happening there later? "Doesn't he also have Kiehl's astringent and eye cream in his medicine cabinet? "I can wash my face properly when I stay over." "Gay,” insisted my friend. This has disaster written all over it." I left my friends more confused than before.
News of Gavin Rossdale's fling prompts us to ask: Would you date a guy who was once or is bisexual?
It's been a longstanding rock gossip rumor that Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of Bush, had a teenage romance with a cross-dressing pop star named Marilyn. Regardless, Marilyn (nee Peter Robinson) and friend Boy George have told books, publications ad media outlets far and wide for eons that Gavin and Marilyn were once hot and heavy back in the '80s.
(Well, that and “I’m still living in my parent’s basement.”) That fear often stems from a misunderstanding of what it means to be bisexual.
As Ellyn Ruthstrom, president of the Bisexual Resource Center, told the – who have a hard time wrapping their minds around dating non-monosexuals are likely falling prey to such negative misperceptions.