I have long hair, dress like a '70s mom and have the ability to walk in heels, which surely makes me straight. If you can’t resist the tumbling tresses, it’s got to be flats. I invested in grey, leather, lace-up stiletto boots and we agreed not to argue about whether they were “gay enough." 2.
Eye Wear “Take those off” my twin barked at me, mortified, as I started attaching little sparkly sequins to the corners of my eyes. Hats According to my sister, “the quickest way to look gay is a beanie.” My twin and I have matching straw boater hats. Although this may be a contributing factor to why we’re both single. What You Drink My sister always says, “Here, drink this. Drink it like you’re watching baseball.” She constantly ignores my request for a white wine spritzer and hands me a bottle of beer.
Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of private Facebook messages from baby lesbians who are freshly out of the closet and asking me all kinds of questions:“How do I date girls? I will never forget how terrified I was when I first realized I wanted to exclusively swim in the girl pond. I exerted zero effort into attracting boy creatures, but I learned quickly that I didn’t really need to.
It can feel wildly intimidating to be a little, vulnerable kitten tossed into a teeming cesspool of seasoned dykes.
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Bisexual: A girl (or guy) who likes both girls and boys. Lesbian: A women who is sexually and emotionally attracted to other women.
For more information, click to read our article on the Top 4 Myths About Bisexuals. Lipstick lesbian: A lipstick lesbian is a woman who loves other women, but also loves her clothes and makeup and shoes.
Baby Dyke: A young, newbie lesbian (can you say “drama”? Beard: a “beard” is a person of the opposite sex who marries or dates a closeted lesbian or gay person to cover up their homosexuality. A lesbian who wears Chapstick rather than lipstick.
It seems that, even if you’re femme on the streets, you may need to butch it up a bit to attract attention on the scene. Lesbian Hands The first piece of advice my sister gave me was “cut your nails,” and “if you must wear a ring, wear it on your thumb.” So I had no idea, but apparently "lesbian hands" are a thing? Since that first experience, I’ve learned a lot about etiquette in lesbian land, and the truth is … At the end of the day, the woman who’s looking for you doesn’t want you dressed up like someone else.
When my twin first took me to a gay club, I met my first ever real life lesbian. Aside from the obvious practicalities of short nails (don’t make me say it), having neatly trimmed and homo-friendly hands are a big giveaway in gay land.
Unfortunately for us, when we decide we prefer riding the queer train and hop off at station “Girl-On-Girl,” there is no tour guide to greet us and lead the way (which is particularly sad, seeing as lesbians make for excellent tour guides).
It wasn’t so long ago that I was a wide-eyed young gay hungry for the answers to a slew of my pressing questions about lesbian dating. We are taught the rules of the boy-girl dating game at an early age.