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The following list contains just a few things people have said to me in real life.

  • By a gay friend: “There is no such thing as bisexuality. I really think it just means you haven’t figured out who you actually are attracted to.”
  • By a gay friend: “I told her [the Farmer’s Daughter] that she needed to be really careful because bisexuals are probably never going to be satisfied in a straight relationship.”
  • By a straight friend: “I don’t believe you that you’re bisexual. If you were, you’d be dating a guy right now.”
  • By a gay friend: “I think you’re just dating her because you are too scared to really see what you want.”
  • By my sister: “Dan, you just come off as a 2 on the Kinsey scale to me. You seem pretty straight to me.”
  • By a straight friend: “This just proves that you are straight.”
  • By a gay friend: “You just don’t act like a gay man. I don’t think you’re gay.”
  • By a straight friend: “Are you sure? Seems to me like you need to experiment a lot more.”
  • By a gay friend: “I don’t trust people who say they’re bisexual. I don’t believe it’s real.”
  • By a straight friend: “This guy likes it any way he can get it.”

You get the idea. As you can imagine, there have been plenty more.

Now let’s have a discussion about the harsh and hurtful reality of being bisexual on page five.

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!