Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Can love be blind to gender?

Can love be blind to gender?

Allow me, if you will, to set you a scene.

You are heterosexual, you always have been, single and out at a bar/club with a few friends when you see the most beautiful/handsome person you have ever seen. After making eye contact a few times you break away from your friends, make your way across and introduce yourself. Following a few drinks and a long conversation, in which you find you both enjoy the same things, it's time to call it a night but before you go your separate ways you exchange numbers.
For the next few weeks you speak daily on the phone, meet up a few more times and before you know it, and without meaning for it to happen, you both realize that you are falling deeper and deeper in love. More meets and more phone conversations follow before you both decide that you want to take the relationship to the next level, to the bedroom.

Now close your eyes and think of the above scene in your mind only, this time, the person you have fallen for is not a member of the opposite sex, like every person you have ever fallen in love with before, but someone that makes you question your lifelong heterosexuality.

Is it really possible that something, which almost everyone feels at some point in their lives, can be so powerful that everything you have ever thought about yourself and your sexuality can, all of a sudden, just be forgotten in the pursuit of happiness? 


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