You meet a cute guy in at a party and start talking. You start going on dates and you’re having a good time, but in the midst of pillow talk, he tells you that he’s bisexual.
“It is crucial to also realize that gender and sexual orientation are two separate concepts that intersect,” Smith says. Going into your relationship, make sure you throw all preconceived notions of what it means to be bisexual out the window.
Your guy might define it differently than you, and you don’t want your own biases to hinder what he’s trying to tell you.
“Before you talk, make sure you are both aware that you are having a serious conversation about sexual orientation and your relationship status, and make sure that it’s at an appropriate time,” she says.
“Trying to discuss your boyfriend’s bisexuality while intoxicated at a loud party doesn’t make for a very thoughtful discussion.
” Many collegiettes might still be unsure of what it’s like to date someone who is attracted to both guys and girls.