As a bisexual woman, I’m in the very fortunate position of sharing intimacy with both men and women—basically, I have the best of both worlds. While admittedly most of my relationships have been with guys, there are so many unique and special things about dating women that I love.
1. UNLIKE IN THE STRAIGHT DATING WORLD, THERE’S NO SCRIPT.
Personally, I’ve noticed how much easier it is to navigate flirting and dating with men as opposed to women. My whole life I’ve seen examples of heterosexual relationships so I know the process inside and out. With women, I have nothing to go on, which makes it more challenging but also much more liberating. Instead of following a predetermined pattern, we’re free to develop our own dynamics. Our connection depends more on our individual personalities than on societally ingrained gender roles.
2. PERIODS ARE A NON-ISSUE.
As sympathetic as my boyfriends have tried to be, there’s something particularly comforting about having a partner that can actually relate. My girlfriend can empathize with my mood swings, my lethargy, my pain and my low energy during my cycle and vice versa. There’s also something strangely satisfying about sharing my bleeding and all that goes with it with someone who experiences the same thing every month.
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