Yep, that would be me.
Don’t know why… I guess because I’m an artist and so many of the men I’ve met in the circles I travel are gay. I know that many times their feelings for me have been requited – as far as it goes. Don’t get me wrong – my gaydar is pretty strong, so I don’t go out intentionally looking for men who can only bring me disappointment. I also believe that a straight woman’s gay male friends are some of the best friends she’ll ever have, but that’s all they’ll ever be.
Just once I’d like to meet a straight man who could empower me, compliment and encourage me the way my gay male friends have. And I always have treated them the same.
This is a relatively moot point for me now, because I have not been in a relationship at all for 7 years, but I still think about it, and yearn for it. I pay close enough attention to popular culture and old movies to know that I can still drum up “that old feeling,” but it tends to be for the well, you know… sweet boys…
Anyone else out there in this club?