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So, I had an all-new queer girl experience recently. I met this really cute girl at an event on trans visibility hosted by the local college Sexuality and Gender Alliance, and she was funny and kept on complimenting me and I thought she was blushing and it just seemed like we had a really good connection, you know? Then, when I tried asking her out, I found out that she’s totally, completely straight. I mean, really though; if you’re going to an event hosted by an LGBTQ club, maybe you should advertise that you’re straight, right? Still though, my mistake. In my nearly four years of being an out lesbian, this had never happened to me before. How did I read the signals this badly? Why was my gaydar so far off? Why why why?
Still, this happens to a lot of us — like, a lot a lot of us. And we’ve got to laugh it off; what else can we do? I mean, it’s likely to happen again. Sure you might feel embarrassed or foolish right now, but you’ll be back in the game soon. So, if you’re one of those of us lucky enough to know the regret of crushing on a straight girl and asking her out, these songs are for you. I hope they help you feel a little bit better and not so alone about it.
You Asked Out a Straight Girl
Only Fooling Myself – Kate Voegele
Chasing Pavements – Adele
Sorry – Justin Bieber
If I Loved You – Delta Rae
Fuck Was I – Jenny Owen Youngs
Everybody Plays the Fool – The Main Ingredient
Oh My God – Ida Maria
Bad Religion – Frank Ocean
Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
I Hate Myself for Loving You – Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Oops!… I Did it Again – Britney Spears
A Mistake – Fiona Apple
You Learn – Alanis Morrisette
If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher
Foolish Games – Jewel
Regret – St. Vincent
Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have) – Buzzcocks
An Honest Mistake – The Bravery
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