FWIW I'm bi, and have had relationships both with men and women, though truthfully I don't really date much at all, especially as I get older. As far as friends go, I'm pretty evenly balanced between men and women (and even between LGBT or not, too). I don't tolerate pettiness from either gender, or any sexuality. I just am too old for it now, it tires me. I think I'm a bit of an eccentric weirdo, and I tend to be drawn to other eccentric weirdos, too.
Basically I just really like interesting people, regardless of their gender or age or size or whatever. I've seen a lot of pretty faces in my day, but I haven't heard nearly enough interesting stories.
I've gone through a number of looks in my life (I definitely had my spikey hair/dykey phase in my early 30's), but the last couple of years I've been much girlier, and usually wear skirts and dresses these days. I like the girlish tomboy definition, I think that'd be me. Part of me is really into Dita Von Teese retro-femininity, but, like, I can also hang out at the music store and talk about Rickenbakers with the guys who work there. And I write stories about monsters! And I am really obsessively into progressive rock, which is supposed to be a guy thing, right? *shrug*
One thing I have noticed, that other women have mentioned here, is the lack of the competition BS as I get older. There's a thing I notice now about other women near my age, it's like we just seem to strike up conversations in public, and often laugh our asses off. It's such an awesome thing, and I think it's almost like an acknowledgement that we're both older and don't give a shit. I don't know if that makes sense, but I think it's a thing.
Edited by gudbuytjane, 07 April 2015 - 05:10 PM.