Lucy & La Mer just released a video that details some of the challenges bi folks face using dating apps. And it's right in time for Bisexual Visibility Month!
With bisexual lighting out the wazoo, Lucy can be seen using a generic Tinder -- going out on dates with a bunch of duds of various genders.
OUT reached out to Lucy to discuss what dating has been like for her as a woman who proudly identifies as bisexual.
"I think online dating can be difficult for everyone, but I feel especially vulnerable as a bisexual woman because of the misconceptions around bisexuality," she explained.
Lucy notes that there are a number of stereotypes about bisexuality that inhibit her from finding someone to settle down with.
"There's an assumption that all bisexuals are also polyamorous and promiscuous. And I cannot stress enough how common and annoying it is to be hit up for threesomes! It's not that any of these things are negative -- I totally support someone looking for multiple partners and if you're into threesomes, great. Have at it! But don't assume someone who identifies as bi is also all of these things all the time."
The singer-songwriter continued, "For me personally, if I'm looking on a dating app, it's to find a new monogamous snuggle partner to watch old movies with."
And as for Woody Allen's famous quote, "Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night" -- that simply isn't the case.
"A lot of people assume there's a big benefit to being bi on dating apps, since you must have 'twice' the chances. But honestly, being bi doesn't mean you're attracted to everyone. I still have my preferences and likes and dislikes. And if your profile says 'bi' there can be a lot of judgement and assumptions made towards you."
She concluded, "At the end of the day, we're all just looking to feel a little bit better, and it's not always easy to find the right person. Just keep loving and looking up."
Watch the video below!