As a bisexual woman who's been open about my sexuality throughout my entire adult life, I've compiled quite the collection of ways people (including those trying to date me) have been assholes about my bisexuality.Yes, it's true that bisexual people are all magical unicorn-dragons -- but aside from that, most of the assumptions people have about us are based on harmful stereotypes, and we're probably not going to date you if you subject us to that crap.Some of us have a lengthy list of sexual partners of multiple genders; others have been only with people of one gender; and still others have never been in a sexual relationship.Just because we haven't been with people of more than one gender doesn't mean we're not really bisexual.This tendency makes us feel like you don't trust us to define ourselves, or like we're not "gay enough" to be part of the LGBT community.
Our past relationships may include partners who identify as transgender or non-binary, so don't make assumptions about the kinds of people and bodies we're attracted to.According to Her’s study, there are six ways for users to get more likes, more messages, and more dates while using their app. "Of all the times of the week this is the absolute peak, with not only the highest number of new signups but also the greatest number of likes being dished out.As a new user you are 20% more likely to get a Like and 15% more likely to get a message." You sign up for Her through Facebook or Instagram.And we most certainly didn't just "need to be with the right man/woman." We're bisexual. Many of us have been in really bad relationships, and bear the physical and psychological scars.Sixty-one percent of bisexual women have been stalked, sexually assaulted, or physically assaulted by an intimate partner during their lifetime, significantly higher rates of abuse than among lesbians or straight women.