Are You Open-Minded?

The 21st century has brought many dating concepts out in the open where everyone can evaluate them and decide just what group they fit into. There are now not only straight, or heterosexual couples, but also homosexual couples of both sexes as well as those people that seem to enjoy all sexes. You will find these different groups of people no matter where you live in the world, and your dilemma may just be to figure out whether you want to fit into one group only, or more than one.

Many people are claiming to walk both sides of the street these days. They say it gives them more choices. In many ways, that’s a true statement. If you are someone that’s attracted to both men and women, you certainly would have more options open to you when it comes to dating. However, the feeling among many is that, at some point, you will need to come down on one side of the fence if you plan to get married or remain in a monogamous relationship.

With so many people coming out as being bi-sexual these days, there may come a time when you’ll need to decide how you feel about dating someone with bi-sexual tendencies. There’s no clear cut guideline as how to handle this situation. You can only go by how you feel personally about it.

A lot of men like the idea of dating a woman that’s bi-sexual because they think they may have a shot at living the number one fantasy of most heterosexual men – that being, the dream of being with two women at once, or at least getting to watch. Other men don’t care one way or another. While it may make their women a bit more exciting to them, it’s really not even a small portion of the reason that they’re dating them.

Women, on the other hand, are a lot more careful when it comes to dating bi-sexual men. It has nothing to do with them having been with other men. With the HIV/AIDS cases constantly on the rise, they fear that they are putting themselves more at risk by being with bi-sexual men. This isn’t exactly an unfounded fear, either, since a very high percentage of HIV/AIDS is found in men.

Moving past all of the stereotypical beliefs when it comes to dating and who should be dating who, it all comes down to just how open minded you are. If you are looking at the person only, and that person has a lot of the qualities that you enjoy in someone, just how much is it going to matter whether this person has been with someone of their own sex?

Some people fear that they have a larger chance of losing someone that loves both men and women. That may be true, also, but certainly no more so than a completely straight couple. If you are truly in love with someone, and they return those feelings, you can usually feel pretty safe in being a bit open minded.