Originally Posted by River
Yup, us bi folk often get unfriendly reactions from both gay/lesbian and straight folks.
"The girl turned around and walked away."
That's certainly no way to treat a human being!
hello River, my namesake!
it certainly is no way to treat a fellow human, and certainly bi people get this a lot; and so do poly people. It is not clear to me in this case whether the reaction was anti-bi or anti-poly or both. Many bi people would still endorse mono, and therefore not want to flirt with someone who says they are married.
Doesn't make the reaction right, if the reaction was because the woman was mono she still should have handled it less hurtfully.
And don't forget, there are also people around like me, hettie but 'biphilic', ie I actually prefer bi ladies to straight ones... that's maybe irrational too but maybe a friendlier irrationality.
(And of course I would not reject someone just for being hettie; nor just for being mono)