Thursday, 19 July 2012
My entire high school thought that a female best friend and I were dating senior year. I didn't even know about the rumor until late senior spring. Another friend walked by a guy confirming to another that we were "definitely" dating. We definitely weren't.
A few weeks ago, I had lunch with another friend from high school. Apparently this was THE rumor of my senior year.
Now, I know high school students like to make up rumors from god-knows-where just because. But in my experience, these rumors also tend to have the tiniest grain of truth to them. So while I don't really care that they thought I was gay, I've always been curious about why.
My friend came out to me as bi a few months after graduation. While I'm a bit bi-curious, I've never had a sexual experience with a woman, and consider myself straight.
This friend and I didn't act any differently from me and my other friends. We weren't particularly physical with each other. We didn't hang out any more or less than I did with any other friends. In fact, I feel that I didn't see her all that much senior spring. Oh, plus I had a boyfriend at the time.
Then again, about half my friend group came out to me as bi once we all arrived in college. So maybe my gaydar just sucks.
Has anybody ever mistakenly thought you were gay? Why?