United States

Hi, I‘m David A.. I am Bisexual.

I am pure Michigan and a lifelong Detroiter at heart. I have been married to my wonderful wife for 18 years. I am in the real estate/property management/service industry serving as a professional portfolio manager of homeowner associations. I am worthy of happiness, an avid gardener who enjoys nature and just having fun trying to enjoy life. I like to bowl, swim and play steel tip darts with my bride and friends in one of the nation's oldest sanctioned dart leagues. I have 3 older sisters and I am the youngest sibling (yes, the spoiled brother). Both of my parents have since passed and I miss them dearly. I am a graduate of the University of Michigan and involved in serving our local community in the City I was raised and still currently reside as a lifelong resident. Life is good regardless of life's daily challenges. I am blessed to be alive, healthy and as original as I can be.

What being bisexual means to me

It's who I am and that makes me smile. It's the best of both worlds and I strongly believe I am a better person because there is an understanding of both sexes. I see life from both perspectives and it makes me a stronger individual but I have so much to learn and discover. I will always have more questions than answers. Every day is a new challenge to express to the world who I am and how I live my life. I know in my lifetime, it will get better and I long for the day it will be socially acceptable with a clearer understanding of human nature as it exists. This isn't a choice, it is just who I am.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

We are as unique as you are just better :)

We are your family, friend, neighbor and ally.

We will always exist and we aren't going anywhere.

We are human, we are real and we love you too, no matter what.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

Since I was very young child and for as long as I can remember I was always attracted to both sexes. It was a confusing discovery as I knew I wasn't homosexual or heterosexual but 100% bisexual. My wife knew before we ever dated. It wasn't easy at first but I listened to many role models "out" there in the world constantly saying that it gets better and you are not alone. This made me a better person as I grew older and I hoped that someday I could feel more comfortable discussing this with the world.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Not being 100% honest with life and the limited acceptance and understanding of bisexuality.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

You love least I do.

How have other people in your life reacted to your bisexuality?

For those who know, it's has been tears of joy and acceptance. I only wish I could be more open about it but you have to respect people's boundaries. It's not easy for many people to understand, even though it's reality. So far, so good.

What advice do you have for someone who thinks they may be bi or who is in the process of coming out as bi?

It gets better and love who you are. You are a wonderful person who is discovering who you are. Be careful, safe and know you are not alone. This website is one of many resources for support. We are here for you and you are loved, plain and simple. Enjoy life to the fullest. Be happy, smile and discover life.