We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
AU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Christmas Presents
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > DIVA Magazine > August 2016 > Dating While Bi

Dating While Bi

IN THIS EXTRACT FROM PURPLE PROSE, A NEW BOOK ABOUT ALL ASPECTS OF BI LIFE EDITED BY KATY HARRAD, BI PEOPLE DISCUSS THE VEXED ISSUE OF DATING...

Compared to the US, Britain’s formal dating culture is frankly a bit ramshackle. That Sex And The City thing where you chat to someone on the street, get their number, go for dinner, and then either work out what’s wrong with them or propose? It doesn’t happen much over here. In Britain, asking for the phone numbers of random strangers is not a popular activity, and even the dinner-and-a-movie dating structure is a minority sport. Many British people are happily married to people they have never actually dated. Instead, they went to school with them and just never broke up. Or they got talking at a house party, fell into bed and never fell out again. Or they can’t actually remember how they got together or even how they met; it just crept up on them until they woke up one morning and found they had kids together. Of course, there is online dating. Online dating has a bad reputation with some people, particularly older people who assume everyone on the internet is a robot or a serial killer (or, in rare cases, both), but it’s essentially just another way to winnow down the dating options until you find someone you can stand to live with.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of DIVA Magazine - August 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - August 2016
$5.99
Or 599 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.33 per issue
SAVE
44%
$39.99
Or 3999 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 3.66 per issue
SAVE
39%
$21.99
Or 2199 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.49 per issue
SAVE
25%
$4.49
Or 449 points

View Issues

About DIVA Magazine

Our August issue cover star is former Bake Off contestant Ruby Tandoh. Also in this issue: Brexit: how could leaving the EU affect lesbian and bi women? After Orlando: why the world needs to change Iconic lesbian poet speaks to DIVA about being an outsider Wentworth is back – we speak to your favourite inmates Edinburgh Festival: we select this year's best LGBT shows Eleanor Margolis asks what makes lesbian music sound so, um, lesbian? Berlin: lesbian historian Cyd Sturgess steps through sapphic time in the German culture capital Chitra Ramaswamy on her compelling new book about pregnancy Forget “gaydar” have you got “bi-fi”? Do social attitudes surveys about LGBT people tell us all we need to know? Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points