Here is the underlying question: what do you believe your sexuality to be? Do you prefer dating someone who is of the opposite sex, same sex, or either? And how exactly do you know that you are sure of your sexuality—that it is not a phase? I am straight. I like men. My view on dating is that you date someone with the intentions to marry them. There is no other purpose for dating. So, when I meet men, if I cannot envision myself marrying them, I keep them in a friend zone. This is why I do not have many relationships. There are certain standards I have for my future husband! But the question is raised, how do I know I will never marry a woman? I know because of my religion. I am a Christian, and as such, I desire a marriage that resides under God. While God may have in store for others to marry amoungst their same sex, I strongly believe that is not what he has planned for me. Also, when I envision a happy marriage and a happy life, I do not envision it with a woman. Please do not mistake my statements with me being a homophob, I do not disapprove of any sexual orientation, I just know what I am and what is in store for me. So that is why I am straight, and how I know.