A new study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships confirms that the vast majority of people prefer dating straight men and straight women.
Shocking, I know, but apparently many on the left are surprised and outraged at the study’s findings.
They claim the fact that straight people prefer to date other straight people is damning evidence of “societal prejudices” against “trans” people.
Apparently, only when straight men and woman are OK with dating “trans” people will society have overcome its hatred and bigotry…
Psychology Today’s Karen L. Blair Ph.D. recently conducted the study with a colleague.
The two surveyed almost 1,000 people asking them to “indicate your gender and the genders of others that you would be interested in dating.”
The two psychologists gave their participants a multiple choice option, identical to what many people experience when signing up for a dating app.
The options were “a cisgender woman, a cisgender man, a transgender woman, a transgender man, a person with a non-binary gender identification.”
And just in case you think your gender isn’t listed, look again. “Cisgender woman” is the new name for straight woman, and “cisgender man” for a straight man.
Of course, I’m sure the fact that an actual man or woman now require an additional label has nothing to do with normalizing the other false label people try to claim.
The psychologists were completely shocked and outraged by the results: Over 87.5% of the study participants chose either of the “cisgender” options.
This was the psychologist’s response to the finding: “It’s really not an inconsequential question. For many of my trans friends, the question of whether or not someone will date them after they transition or come out often weighs heavily on their mind.”
The commentary in this study is remarkable, because you have to read it twice to realize the sincerity of Blair’s complaints is not anything less than totally serious.
She and her colleague are genuinely upset by the conundrum. If straight people, who are the majority, still won’t date LGBTQ members then that means those members are being discriminated against at a society level.
One of the biggest concerns for Blair was the concept of inclusivity, i.e. the interest of any human in people of multiple orientations for relationship partners.
Blair writes: “only a very small minority of cisgender, heterosexual individuals (3.1%) were willing to date a trans person, a much greater percentage of individuals who identified as bisexual or queer provided inclusive responses (55%). One reason for this may be that individuals with queer or bisexual sexual orientations are already looking beyond gender in many ways when selecting a person to date.”
Or perhaps it’s the fact that straight people are … well, straight.
If you are straight, you are by definition not attracted to the same sex, even if a member dresses up like a member of the opposite sex.
This shouldn’t be shocking to those of us with common sense, but apparently it is to the gender confused left.
To be fair, the psychologists do add this addendum: “Ultimately, each individual has the freedom to decide whom they date or are interested in dating, and thus this research does not attempt to make any statements concerning whom an individual should date or consider dating.”
And in fact, it is bolded in her own essay on the topic. However, her tone throughout the piece speaks otherwise.
“What is the solution? Improving general knowledge and understanding concerning the diversity of gender identities and what each identity means may go a long way in increasing inclusion.”
“At the same time, however, understanding the extent to which trans individuals are excluded from the realm of dating can serve as a benchmark for where society currently stands with respect to including trans and non-binary individuals.”
So, what shall we say about this?
That this is an age where the deceitful heart of mankind is more and more accepted and acceptable. We need to educate ourselves, indeed.
Of course, understanding the thoughts, emotions, and processes in this movement is valuable to be able to have true tolerance, the sort that allows us to speak with grace and love to one another and deliver the Truth effectively.
But more so, this is the time if never before that we need to rise and accept the responsibility. We need to know why we believe what we believe about identity, gender, and God’s design in these things.