For the longest time, women have had to balance their romantic desires with social pressures to confine themselves to specific kinds of ‘acceptable’ love for the sake of reputational security. A small number of Lesbian women and ladies with hardcore fetishes have always bucked against suggested ‘morality’ but for the majority of ladies and especially bi-curious females the risk was often too great for self-exploration at local clubs and other hometown meeting places. Finally the Bisexual Dating revolution online has freed women to find love in whatever variety and quantity desired, without apprehension of any diminished respect in their offline community.
“Taking those first steps from the parking lot to the entry of a brick-and-mortar lesbian club was a difficult thing for many women back in the day” said Lara McKenzie of GirlfriendsMeet.com. “Going online, feeling the autonomy of having stringent privacy settings and being able to unveil your identity in gradual stages that keep you completely anonymous to everyone but the specific romantic interests you are seeking to connect with has made a world of difference for everyone, but the impact is even more significant among Bi-Curious women hoping to test the waters of a Bisexual Dating relationship while minimizing any risks if they later decide to return to a heterosexual lifestyle.”
One note of caution that should be kept in mind is that most sites include voluntary account settings, giving new users complete control over privacy and identity information. It is imperative that visitors and new members take a moment right from the start to accurately set your own profile limits on any new dating site in your romantic repertoire.
Popular social networks and so-called ‘mainstream dating’ sites try to serve all demographics with a one size fits all mentality, but in what may be a second generation of sites, the options available to Bisexual women seeking a stronger focus on one niche community are evolving rapidly and the size of the lesbian dating pool continues to grow by leaps and bounds.