A bisexual woman’s tweet about why dating is so hard launched a discussion about gender norms

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Wednesday 30 January 2019 16:45
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A bisexual woman’s tweet about dating other women got a lot of attention online after she said women are socialised to compliment one another.

Twitter user @gilltheamazon wrote: “As a bisexual woman, I still cannot tell if another woman is flirting with me or just being nice, on that same note I have no idea how to convey to a woman I’m not just being nice, I’m flirting with you.”

Like yes I think you’re pretty and your shoes are hot but also kiss me?


She adds that this is something that’s clearer cut in heterosexual interactions.

I will literally only say this once more: women are confused because it is our CULTURE to compliment each other in bars, at parties literally everywhere. We are KIND to each other. Men don’t compliment my earrings just for funzies. This tweet was not for men to claim. Bye.

Her sentiments are relatable

In response, other women also shared their experiences with trying to flirt with women

And others advised her on ways to express interest as a gay or bisexual woman

They told her it's all in the eyes

But also you know, don't be creepy or Edward Cullen-esque.

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