I recently read a Facebook status update from an acquaintance that stated, "I don't understand why lesbians date women who look like men. If you're into chicks that look like dudes, just get with a dude. However, I've only been asked about my preference for androgynous women by heterosexuals and gay men, never by another lesbian. It's not that I think that lesbians are immune to adopting such archaic views, but I usually hear the opposite from them:
Dating Masculine Women Is Not the Same as Dating Men
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You date endlessly, but the outcome is always the same: There is nothing wrong with being single. You can be a total catch and choose not to be in a relationship. If so, this article is not intended for you. Everyone possesses masculine energy and feminine energy and we fluctuate between both.
Behaviors that attract women the most
Before meeting my wife six years ago, I had little to no experience with masculine identified women. To be honest, I dated her with the intention of experimentation. I was intrigued by the butch-femme dynamic that seemed to be so steeped in lesbianism and wanted to see what it would be like.
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