If you are someone who’s been looking to meet more bisexual friends, you may or may not have already discovered that it’s not as easy as you’d think it would be. Finding out whether or not someone is bisexual is not something that you can determine just by going around asking people on the street: “Hi! I’m Steve. Are you bisexual, and if so, would you like to be friends?” That would be more likely get you a spot in a jail cell than a new bisexual friend. That doesn’t mean you can’t find new bi friends though. You just need to know where to look.
This article will help you navigate step-by-step through all the things you need to do to find bisexual friends on Facebook.
Table of Contents:
- What is Facebook?
- How to Find Bisexual Friends on Facebook
- Using Dating Apps and Sites to Find Bisexual Friends
What is Facebook?
Facebook is one of the most popular social media apps/websites to be found on the internet today. Established in 2004 by a college student, it now has over 2.23 billion users. The biggest draw to Facebook is that it’s free. Anyone aged 13 or older can set up a free account to connect with family, friends, professional acquaintances, their favorite actors and singers or even strangers.
It’s a place where people can chat, share videos, pictures, stories and more with all the people on their friend’s lists. The site works by allowing users to send “friend requests” to other users. Those other users then have the option to accept the friend request or deny it. If they accept the request, the two users are then friends, and they can see each other’s posts, pictures, messages, etc. If the user denies the request, the two won’t be connected, and the second user has the option of blocking the person from trying to contact him/her again.
How Do I Sign Up?
Signing up for Facebook is incredibly easy. All you have to do is visit Facebook.com or download the app and create a free account using your name, birth date and email address. Facebook will then send you an email to confirm your identity and that you actually did create the account. Then you’re all set!
Do I Have to Provide Personal Info about Myself? Can I See Other People’s Personal Info?
How much info you provide on your account is entirely up to you. Facebook asks you lots of different questions. Some of these include where you’re from, where you live currently, whether you’re interested in men or women, where you work, what type of education you have, etc. The list of questions is pretty comprehensive; however, aside from necessary info like name, birth date and email, you aren’t required to answer any of the other questions. The same is true of all other users.
Additionally, users can choose to answer all the questions, but they can adjust their privacy settings to set conditions on who’s allowed to see their information. Some users keep their information 100% confidential. Others allow people to see their information only after they’ve accepted a friend request from another person. Still others leave all of their information public for anyone to see. You can choose who gets to see what types of information about you, just as other users can control what you get to know about them.
How to Find Bisexual Friends on Facebook
Step 1: Create an Account
The first step you need to take to find bisexual friends on Facebook is to create your own free account. Check out the above-listed info on how to do this.
Step 2: Check Out the “Interested In” Section
If you’re hoping to find a bisexual friend on Facebook, you can start by looking at a person’s “Interested In” section on his or her profile. This is where the person says whether she’s interested in men, women or both. This isn’t a 100% surefire way of telling whether or not someone is bisexual though. Some users, especially older users, often choose both men and women because they’re interested in receiving friend requests from both sexes, not because they’re interested in both sexes sexually.
Step 3: Search for Bisexual Groups
Facebook also has a great feature that allows users to join different groups, and there are Facebook groups for just about everything. There are citywide yard sale groups, lost and found pet groups, community and neighborhood groups, specific club, high school or industry groups and more. The “more” often consists of more risque groups such as the “Find Bisexual Friends East Coast” group or the “Friends with Benefits” group.
Most larger cities/counties/areas have their own specific regional groups for people looking to meet other bisexuals. In addition to those already listed, here are some of the most popular ones:
- Bisexual Friends😘
- LGBT+ Women of Alabama
- Bi Support And Help Community
- Bisexual Friends 💓💓💓
- LGBT+ Circle of Friends: Bisexual Support
Joining these types of groups is the fastest and most accurate way to ensure you meet new bisexual friends.
Step 4: Create Your Own Group
If you’re looking for bisexual friends in all the different groups listed and just aren’t finding what you’re hoping to find, create your own group! Just like signing up for Facebook, creating your own group is free. You simply go to the Facebook Groups page (see the link above) and select “Create New Group.” You then name the group, select the group’s privacy settings and whether or not the group will be visible in searches. After that, you’re all set. You can sit back and let the bisexual friends come to you.
Step 5: Use Your Mutual Friends
Facebook has another great feature that can make it a little easier to find bisexual friends. Once you start adding people to your friend’s list, you’ll then see a bar across the top of your feed that says, “People You May Know.” This is a list of people who share mutual friends in common with you. Scroll through the profiles; see if someone catches your attention. If so, click on the “Mutual Friends” button to see who you have in common. Then start asking that person questions to see if the person who caught your eye might also be bisexual.
Using Dating Apps and Sites to Find Bisexual Friends
The quest for bisexual friends isn’t always an easy one, but the great news is there are plenty of sites out there to help you achieve your goals. You aren’t strictly limited to Facebook either. There are all kinds of websites and apps that are specifically designed to help you meet new bisexual friends or even potential partners. Bisexual Dating is one such site. Others include sites and apps like BiCupid, Her, Tinder and more.
These types of apps are usually more specific than Facebook as well. Anyone can use social media for any reason, not just to find bisexual friends or potential hook-ups. For example, grandmothers stay connected with their grandchildren through sites like Facebook all the time. The dating apps and sites, though, are actually designed for meeting people for a specific purpose – dating and/or hooking up.
Just make sure you read the fine print before signing up with these types of dating sites. Many of them, such as Tinder and BiCupid, are 100% free unless you want to upgrade to a premium profile. Others, though, require you to pay money to use their services. With those types of sites, you can look, but you can’t touch. In other words, you can set up a free account and view people’s profiles, but the only way you can actually reach out and talk to anyone on those sites is by paying a subscription fee.
Basically, the trick is to not get discouraged. If you’re on the hunt for new bisexual friends, they are out there. It’s just up to you to find them. Using these resources, you shouldn’t have too much trouble.