Originally Posted by tpdncr4christ
One of the favorite things I've ever heard was from a transsexual who was talking in my psychology class. He said, "It's not about the parts, its about the person. You fall in love with the person, not the parts." I always think that anyone who is bisexual isn't so much into the parts as they are the person.
I think this is true for many of us, including me. As others have stated, we are all different though. And I still really like the parts...I mean in some ways it is the parts...I just happen to like more parts than monosexuals.
As for more dating choices, I'm not so annoyed with the idea of having more choices. Because it is just about impossible to date anyone openly in San Antonio, TX, I kind of date both (I do tell those I'm dating fairly soon if there is a connection). So, I do technically have more options. But to agree with my fellow bi folks, being bi doesn't necessarily translate to more dating or more options which I think was their point. We are still bound by those we are attracted to and those we're not.
As for identity (label), I kind of like it. I think I identify with gays and lesbian's who have come to the conclusion that the opposite of pride is shame. So, I have pride in who I am. I did have a guy on a date go off on bisexuals once. That was one of the longest dates of my life. And needless to say there was no goodnight kiss and I haven't seen him since. I feel very comfortable with the label bisexual. It ties me to the GLBT community. But it certainly doesn't apply to everyone that fits a particular definition. Whether or not to label or what to label is a personal decision.