Openness of mind
December 23, 2010 6:39 PM Subscribe
Is there a way to expand who you are attracted to?
posted by antgly to Human Relations (24 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've realized that I'm rather picky as to who I like. I'm 19 right now at the moment going on 20 very soon. When I was a bit younger, I used to be a lot less picky as to my attractions. I'm still exclusively into guys though just to make it clear.
I've had a lot of things that have went on over the past months, so I'm not sure if this is just a mental block (that I'm slowly recovering over due to past stress and depression that have finally ceased for about a month or so) or if this is a physical block somewhere.
So anyways, regardless of that, is there any way to make my mind more open in that regard (considering my orientation of course - I'm not trying to turn straight - which isn't possible anyways) or at least to see where the block is occurring? I've seen a counselor before, but it was mostly talking and advice that helped me get through a lot of difficulties. Just having someone to talk to in itself helped me out a lot during my most difficult times as well. And drinking doesn't count (though I bet it works wonders).
Just some extra background info: I'm going to a different college this upcoming semester (used to go to College of Staten Island - now going to go to Brooklyn College since this is where I'm living now and it's rather close to it).