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What percentage of trans individuals are gay/queer?

I am interested in learning to what extent individuals who identify as transexual also identify as queer or homosexual. Have there been any good studies of this? I googled but could not find much - please link me to any studies/findings about the issue.
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory on Oct 31, 2014 - 7 answers

Help me stop becoming a man-hater/bitter ice queen

I used to be a soft, sensitive, hopeful young woman but too many knocks is making me feel hard, and it shows. I am too young to feel this way, help me figure out new thought processes to prevent this from getting worse. [more inside]
posted by DeadFlagBlues on Jun 6, 2014 - 21 answers

Startled by a tender moment - how much to give in?

For the past two years, I've developed an very stable and satisfying dating style that suits me for the time being - I maintain a certain emotional distance and all of my sexual relations fall very easily in the platonic category - I've thus far avoided any complications. However, I was completely startled when a friend I had expected to sleep with ended up being intensely sweet and now my system is a bit shaken up. I'm not sure how much to give in to this feeling I'm having for him. In a way, I can't remember what's normal to be feeling in these situations. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 18, 2014 - 16 answers

love in complicated times

What are some good movies that follow complicated (but not needlessly miserable) adult relationships in the context of larger social changes or problems? [more inside]
posted by AtoBtoA on May 2, 2014 - 36 answers

Love songs with dark, disturbing music and lyrics

I am looking for songs about love and/or obsession that feature a creepy / dark / disturbing aesthetic. [more inside]
posted by Noisy Pink Bubbles on Mar 1, 2014 - 79 answers

I feel like I’m not good enough. How can I battle my depression

I’m a 25 year old female and have been going through a lot of depression over the past year, mostly in the areas of finance and romance. [more inside]
posted by summertimesadness1988 on Jan 25, 2014 - 19 answers

Lets get it on, or get it off!

I’m going for a “One final attempt to straighten things out” about our sex life. Ineed a few lines to take and thought to hold on to so that I don’t come across as aggressive or needy or at least not slightly responsible... [more inside]
posted by krisb1701d on Sep 5, 2013 - 16 answers

Out of love, want back in

I have fallen out of love with my husband. I want to be back in love with him, but I don't know what to do. Help? Very extended details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2013 - 41 answers

How old were you when you first genuinely fell in love with someone...

How old were you when you first genuinely fell in love with someone that resulted in a relatively lasting, satisfying relationship? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on May 19, 2013 - 28 answers

Losing relationship chances due to others' interference - help?

I was recently in the situation where I met a possible new love interest but, due to interference by a mutual social group, the relationship never had a chance to begin. How common is this and how can I protect myself? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2013 - 26 answers

*Arabic speakers*: Brokenhearted girl needs your translation ability

Here is the photo with the Arabic message: LINK What does this say in English? I think the girl might represent me. She looks brokenhearted, too. Thank you so much for your help!
posted by thatgirl1985 on Mar 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Can you help me, I'm loved up over someone Down Under?

How to bring a Melbourne woman a little romance from half a world away? [more inside]
posted by Callicvol on Feb 6, 2013 - 10 answers

What are the greatest (yet most original) love affairs of all time?

What are the greatest (yet most original) love affairs of all time? [more inside]
posted by skylar on Dec 22, 2012 - 76 answers

Shy and Unlucky in Love

Help me figure out why I'm so unlucky with romance [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2012 - 26 answers

How to get my ex back in this complicated situation?

My first love broke up with me 4 months ago. I had taken her for granted, albeit under difficult circumstances. I want to rekindle things but I know I've hurt her. If I don't try to rekindle, I think I'll regret it forever. How do I do that while respecting her feelings? [more inside]
posted by alxnrwd on Aug 31, 2012 - 117 answers

Bass Aackwards: Dating Style.

If I had only known how awesome you are I would have never moved in with you... [more inside]
posted by bzzt on Aug 5, 2012 - 61 answers

when is it OK to forgive someone for their mistakes?

when is it OK to forgive someone for their mistakes? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Apr 4, 2012 - 30 answers

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it?

Me : Extrovert. She : Introvert. Can this relationship survive? Should it? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Mar 28, 2012 - 67 answers

Should I tell my secret work crush before she leaves the company?

Should I tell my secret work crush before she leaves the company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 - 53 answers

What if I don't feel intensity in my relationship?

Is it bad if I don't feel an intense/passionate kind of love in my relationship? [more inside]
posted by Asian_Hunnie on Jan 26, 2012 - 26 answers

I want my friend back

He's acts aloof everytime we see each other and I'm hurt. What can I do? (Details inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2011 - 18 answers

Fucking love how do they work

I'm tired of feeling so "issue-y" about relationships. Please help me stop. [more inside]
posted by innocuous_sockpuppet on Nov 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Find me writing on romantic love from a feminist perspective

I'm interested in online writing or books that take a positive and feminist approach to romantic love. [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Oct 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Is it possible for your first love to be "the one"?

Is it possible for your first love to be "the one"? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Oct 6, 2011 - 37 answers

Please show me real love

Please show me real love [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Oct 2, 2011 - 20 answers

Out going yet Socially Awkward around romantic interests.

Socially Awkward around women [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Aug 24, 2011 - 19 answers

In love and less... interesting?

I feel I'm less interesting when I like someone... is this normal? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Aug 10, 2011 - 19 answers

Might he be interested in me?

This is silly, but might this guy be interested in me? [more inside]
posted by cscott on Jul 29, 2011 - 25 answers

How do I stop wanting gorgeous woman who aren't my wife?

I'm a mid-thirties man, committed relationship, wonderful kids, good job, great life, but I can not stop chasing attractive women. And it is wreaking havoc. How can I stop this, and why don't I want to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2011 - 69 answers

How do I get over my ambivalance about relationships?

How do I get over my ambivalance about relationships or should I? Can I? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2011 - 20 answers

The Anthropology Of Love

Dating around the world. How does it work? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Mar 25, 2011 - 10 answers

The right one or just one?

After reading this question, I was curious about something said in the comments: [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Mar 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Best little known or obscure love songs?

Kiss Kiss Kiss Fun Fun Fun: What are your favorite little known or obscure love songs? The stuff that makes you go "Oh you have to hear this it is great?" Funny is nice, catchy is better, catchy and lively is bestest. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Feb 8, 2011 - 49 answers

standard the clash line goes here

How to deal with ambivalence in a romantic relationship? [more inside]
posted by lover on Dec 8, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me write a love scene. A good one.

Struggling writer asks: Help me write a non-cringeworthy love scene! What are some of your favourite literary love scenes, and what made them great? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2010 - 25 answers

Adjusting romantic expectations?

I'm rarely interested in the people who show romantic interest in me, and the people who I'm interested never return the sentiment. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Forgive someone who stole from you?

Is it possible to forgive and go on loving someone who stole from you? (Long-winded story inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2010 - 40 answers

How do I deal with knowing my true love is as mortal as the rest of us?

I have found "the one" I want to spend the rest of my life with and I cant stop thinking that one day she will die. How to deal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2010 - 36 answers

"what you risk reveals what you value"

What precautions to take when meeting a online romantic interest in a foreign country? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2010 - 13 answers

How do you choose a partner?

I don't understand how to choose a partner. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 - 24 answers

Writing a love story

What are some tips for writing a really convincing love story? [more inside]
posted by thelastenglishmajor on Feb 27, 2010 - 30 answers

Cross-linguistic romance

I think I'm in love. Problem is, my beloved speaks a different language -- a language I can understand much of and speak some of, but with little nuance, sophistication, or precision, thus doing no justice to what I mean, or indeed even to what he means. Yet of my language he speaks far, far less, so we stay with his. And we don't live on the same continent, so phoning/Skyping/emailing -- language-dependent communication -- will have to do for the times we can't rely on the tacit, graceful understandings that happen in person. I can be miserable about this, but my heart is full of ardor and my gut, even, actually feels a strong sense of hope. [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Feb 9, 2010 - 16 answers

How to Initiate "Operation: Disambiguate"

So, this dude has been sending me extremely mixed and just plain weird signals for awhile. I've decided to get to the bottom of this. Problem: I'm hella awkward. Help me start this conversation, MeFi! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Can I live without laughter?

Have been dating this guy for almost three months, am feeling very serious about him, and he about me. There’s just one thing: he doesn’t laugh. Hardly at all. Almost never. I am trying to figure out if I should move forward with a relationship which is wonderful in pretty much every other way. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2009 - 30 answers

Tell me about a time when you were on the receiving end of a truly romantic act.

I'm looking for stories from folks, especially ladyfolks, who have been on the receiving end of random acts of romance. Tell me, when were you surprised by a romantic act? What was it? What were the circumstances? [more inside]
posted by stuboo on Sep 16, 2009 - 39 answers

I'd like to love my like

What are ways of saying "I like you" that don't sound so... clinical? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 - 60 answers

Grown-up love

Can cynical old me still find passionate love? Or should I readjust to some kind of grown-up relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2009 - 8 answers

the DDD's of Love

Is there such a thing as a dating site for ONLY big breasted women? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2009 - 23 answers

Books that are a tease.

I'd like to read some mindless romance novels. I'm looking for books that have the drawn-out, difficult, possibly unrequited string-you-along love of a television series. [more inside]
posted by IWoudDie4U on May 21, 2009 - 28 answers

My heart longs for you, my soul dies for you, my eyes cry for you, my empty arms reach out for you.

[BookRecommendationFilter] Please recommend some good tragic love stories. [more inside]
posted by anderjen on May 15, 2009 - 43 answers

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