taste the rainbow's picture

What is your "interested in" on fbook??

The last couple of days I've been debating whether or not to change mine from nothing, to women and men.

Now, I'm not the type of person to shout out to the world (or in this case, a large part of my social network), "I'm gay!!", however I certainly don't mind people knowing. I think the major reason I'm hesitating is because by putting up that information, I feel like I'm advertising myself in a way that I feel is unnecessary. Buuut at the same time I see it as a fun way to let people who would not otherwise know, know!

I also believe that, even if I do put "interested in: women and men", very, very few will even notice it anyways. Personally when I use fbook, I certainly don't find myself looking at peoples info pages... I'm either checking messages, notifications or checking out pics from recent events. However, what I do isn't necessarily the same case for anyone else... maybe some people do look at that stuff. and in that sense, I think it would be interesting to see if anyone does.

Mind you, how would I even know if people did look, if even only a couple people did find out? I wouldn't. I have no way of knowing. Depending who, I know people do talk however, and maybe they'd chat about it with others. I've only ever come out to people face to face. Obviously upon telling people directly to their face, I know they actually know.

Really I think it's just the *idea of more people knowing is what gets me excited, and makes me want to make that change.

But anywhos. Time to go out for dim sum! Then 2 hours of ultimate afterwards on a full stomach... yay!! I have a final on tuesday, and another on friday... haven't started studying for either yet... it seems I'm back to my high school study habits lol

20 pts for reading this one.


Lol-taire's picture

It's not exactly fronting

It's not exactly fronting the Pride Parade to fill in the 'interested in' bit on facebook truthfully/ at all. I would not call that an ostentious display of sexuality. But yeah, it would mean people could see it. That would the point thought, wouldn't it?

I think part of 'being out', rather than 'coming out' is that your sexual orientation is just sort of known or even assumed- rather than you always having to tell people as if it's a Big Thing.

That said, mine is blank- but I don't use facebook much and don't have any of the other things filled in either.

taste the rainbow's picture

I'm at the point where I'm

I'm at the point where I'm awkwardly in the middle. All of my friends that I see regularly know, and have known for quite some time... but everyone else is just pretty clueless... although I'm sure more people know than I think, through word of mouth from others.

Is it a "Big Thing" for me? hmm. Now that I think about it, I guess it still is... my brothers still don't know. They're a pretty big deal to me =P

jeff's picture


I never figured who people think they're fooling by leaving that blank. I never see any straight people with it blank. ;-)

Although I did have to sadly correct someone that if you like having male friends, you're not "interested in" men. Damn, too bad on that one, too. He was hot and we were on vacation in Thailand in neighboring resorts, heh.

"People who are happy are slugs... They do not move the human race forward."
-- Camille Paglia, on Oasis

taste the rainbow's picture

mmm, I just took a random

mmm, I just took a random sample of 12 (which I know isn't a big enough sample, but I'm lazy) from my page, the first few people off my wall, then I started down by alphabetical order... 4 people had it filled in, 8 didn't... maybe it's just us winnipegers...

carmen143's picture

I put...

Interested in women.

It took me awhile to make the decision though.

At one point I was just like "Okay I'm doing it."

Good luck with your decision.

<3 FLAME ON! <3

taste the rainbow's picture

ya. fuck it. I just did it

ya. fuck it. I just did it lol

fox333's picture

Score! 20pts! I am so clever

Score! 20pts!

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde

taste the rainbow's picture

points are fun eh?! Glad you

points are fun eh?! Glad you enjoy =D

lamb_da's picture

at first

i had men and women, but then i just said fuck it and changed it to just women...yeah...haha oh wait! you has fb?! add? i'm btw

Hi, I'm a reading Rainbow! :)

taste the rainbow's picture

hmm, I looked up the name...

hmm, I looked up the name... no results...

also, I don't know if you're aware of this, but by writing your name on here, people who google your name may be directed here... so if keeping your identity separate from this site is important to you, you may want to edit it out! private messages however, do not get traced by any search engines =)

lamb_da's picture


dang it...are you friends with anyone on here? if so, then i might be on the friend's list...maybe...depends who you're friends with...

Hi, I'm a reading Rainbow! :)