We often define our sexuality in black-and-white terms, which aren't always in line with sexual behavior or what turns us on.Our current era of online dating, hookup apps and , "My guess is that as taboos and strict sexual categories begin to fall away, men will be more willing to explore same-sex relationships and hookups — and be more willing to admit as much to researchers — without panicking about which label to claim."Until then, it might only take an accidental Tinder swipe to get there.The fluidity of our sexual preferences is an established human reality, yet it's one that many people are still afraid to confront or admit.
But others responded in excessive anger, using homophobic slurs and curse words to express their distaste.
Perhaps disturbed by suddenly finding themselves in a (potentially) sexual situation with another man, their responses were vehement and defensive.
Apps like Tinder are made to connect people with exactly what — and who — they want.
But what if what you want from a sexual partner isn't all that you want?
When they realized they had matched with a guy instead of a woman, some men simply quickly "unmatched" me (and maybe said a few extra "bro"s that day to reassert their masculinity).
Others chatted me in pure confusion as to what went wrong.
"I just kept my same photos as a guy, but they still swiped right and started chatting with me," he told me. Heterosexual-identifying men chatting up another guy? But wanted to take things to another level, so I decided to say yes to every man.
I swiped right on hundreds of men looking for women — and in the process, what I saw as an intriguing example of sexual fluidity emerged.: Plenty of men swipe right without even looking, not taking the time to examine the photos, much less the bio.
But the opportunity presented itself, and they seemed willing to take it.
This is just the finding of one small Tinder experiment, but the outcomes weren't necessarily surprising.