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Me Like Girls

Asked, is what I have been: What do you look for in a girl?

This may be a relatively generic answer:

Cute (and I have varied tastes in "cute"); able to be both serious and clever; able to say interesting things in, ideally, an interesting voice (voice is a big part of what attracts me to someone); gently enthusiastic; and, often, possessed of a calmness.

I've used the term "geek-babe" to describe many of the women I've been attracted to, and that can be a wide and varied category. I like the term "geek-babe."

I try not to have a "type," but maybe I do and I'm just not self-aware enough to codify it. But you can ask me "Do you find ____________ attractive?" and I can say "Yes" or "No." I'll answer truthfully, too.

Yes, those whose gay-dar I've set off, I like girls. ;-)


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Aug. 19th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
Whose gaydar did you set off?
Aug. 20th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
It's happened a couple of times. One time I won't talk about, because it involved a good friend completely misreading a joke and I don't want to embarrass* that friend. Another, earlier time was in college. The morning of my 22nd birthday (11/1/1995), which I remember being an odd day. I'd been, shall we say, impressed with a woman in one of my classes; I knew she was both gay and prominent in a University of Oregon gay students' group, but that didn't stop me from having a mild crush on her. Class let out, and she walked over to me and without preamble said "I've been noticing you looking at me and if you're trying to tell me something, you might want to read this," and she handed me literature from her group. I started giggling. No other response; I didn't know what to say. We communicated later through a mutual friend to let her know that nope, that hadn't been the reason I'd been noticing her.

Oh, I just remembered one other detail from that talk: one flyer she gave me had that panel from Calvin and Hobbes of several students looking at Calvin and Calvin looking surprised, with a caption like FEEL LIKE YOU'RE ALONE? YOU'RE NOT. Interesting repurposing. And it makes me smile.

I'm sure I also managed to "set off the gaydar" in high school, but I was so wrapped up in myself back then that gay jokes and any possible me-setting-off-gaydars went right over my head.

* I first wrote that "embareass." Heh.
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