Posted at 10:30 AM Jan 12, 2010By Andrea Grimes
Is there such a thing as being too old to go gay?
I don't mean to ask if it's possible to live the gay lifestyle you always secretly wanted or suspected you wanted. I mean to ask if there is some point in one's life after which it is unlikely that you will discover you like kissing girls if you're a girl, or guys if you're a guy.
You may ask how I got to be wondering this, and the answer is: I just got off a 3-hour road trip with my fellow Doll Susan, and when it gets down to the wire, apparently we start talking about who and what we made out with in college. Me? I never made out with a girl. And now, at 26 years old, I wonder if I ever will.
Which is not to say that 26 is old, because it isn't. Or that people don't realize, at any age, that they've been stifling or ignoring desires and desired behavior. But I'm 26, and I've never locked lips with a lady, and I don't think I want to very much. Add this to the fact that I'm clearly past the age at which whole college partygirl-bisexual thing is appropriate or excusable, and one wonders: how and when will my experimental phase happen?
I like girls and I even like pretty girls. But I have never seen a pretty girl I really wanted to kiss. Heck, I don't even see that many dudes I want to kiss. Does this mean I'm hetero for life? Or that I just haven't met the right lady who will open up my queersphere?
Dolls, what are your experiences? Am I destined for 60 more years of only keeping an eye out for the right male of the species?