It’s Friday night and time to get out, dance, have a drink, loosen up and maybe meet some girls…
Now imagine that you are wearing five-inch heels, a little black dress, red lipstick, and earrings that rival chandeliers oh and you happen to be a lesbian.
In places like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco no one would turn their head or look puzzled at a girl like this walking into a lesbian bar. However in Richmond, Virginia there are limited places for a girl to go meet other girls, and it makes it even harder when she doesn’t fit certain stereotypes.
I had been in a relationship for a few years, and knew that being single again would have its challenges. Of course its easy to meet girls in college, everyone is experimenting, and open-minded enough to date anyone. A few years ahead though and the story is different. Those same girls that wanted to fool around are now married to men, and the ones that are lesbians are in relationships.
So where does this leave a single, mid-twenties, lipstick lesbian in this city? That is the question that has kept coming up in conversation with friends, which is why I decided to start writing this column. I will be writing about my experiences with meeting women and dating as a lipstick lesbian in Richmond, Virginia. I am not a dating expert, and I do not promise any answers to the dating fiasco. However, I am honest and at times blunt and am willing to share my experiences.
I am ready to put on my red lips, go out the door and confront the dating world once again.
Lucy Lipstick blogs about her dating experiences from a lesbian perspective every Friday on GayRVA.