You will be invited to house parties, sleepovers, community events, movie screenings, late night drives; and discover more BFF’s than Paris Hilton in a few weeks!
But let me assure you, this spotlight is temporary with no exception!
The limelight will stay perhaps only till you give in— and change your status from single/virgin to complicated, in a relationship or a slut on heat!
No exploration is private and everyone in the community has a judgment and an opinion about it. Yes, they may be sitting across a coffee table and telling you so with almost puppy dog eyes, but no one is really single in the lesbian scene.
So, develop a thick skin and learn to keep explorations, dates, introspection of your romance and love life off your Facebook updates/wallposts! There is some undercurrent always going on— friends with benefits, one night stands, exes with physical strings attached.
But know that any social networking move will be dissected and bisected by the L-World!
You can’t be friends in public/digital or online spaces without someone raising an eye brow or questioning banter on your status!What’s more, the latest study from Lightspeed Research shows that more than half of all consumers now use the Internet for some type of research before making a purchase either online or offline. Golden Rule #1: Monitor what’s being said about you online. If a customer writes a negative review about your business, that’s bad. Instead, local business owners are turning to more sophisticated but easy-to-use “reputation management” or reputation monitoring services.These services scour the web for any mentions of your business, giving you access to the information via a handy online dashboard, and offering ways for you to respond. Familiarize yourself with the major local review sites such as Yelp, Trip Advisor, Google Places, Dex Knows, Yahoo! Check out the tools they offer local businesses to respond to customer reviews (good or bad), and any options you may have for requesting removal of offensive comments. Knee-jerk reactions to negative reviews have gotten many business owners in hot water, and can only make things worse. Never go on the offensive; as tempting at that might be in some cases. Keep your focus positive and on making things right.Online reviews are increasingly important for local businesses of all types.If someone searches for your business online, it’s just as likely these days that online reviews will appear near the top of the results. It’s not nearly enough to simply search your business name online occasionally to see what comes up.So if you are "coming out" to yourself and being openly proud of your own sexuality, get prepared for the spotlight.