Straight, but going out with a gay guy
I was once a long-haired pretty sort, but then I buzzed my hair and grew a beard. None of the ladies liked me, and when 2020 happened and I couldn't get a barber, I grew my hair back out and started shaving because it was uncomfortable. Since then, I have gone back to my pretty look, and while I think it suits me, only one girl has so far talked to me since. Some older women who liked 70's rockers talk to me because it was popular back then and I do have awesome hair, but otherwise, women have ignored me both when I had short hair and a beard (because I'm a super scrawny nerd who can't grow a beard, even at 30) and they (mostly) ignored me when I went back to the long haired clean-shaven look at 30. The only people that consistently like and complement me are gay guys, and I'm thinking about dating one - we've been talking and he and I have a lot of the same interests and tastes, especially in music - both of us are big fans of bands that nobody else has even heard of, and we both have some pretty awesome sound equipment and instruments to mess around with. We are going on a date in the near future. Is it normal for a straight man to date a gay man because he appreciated his appearance and has the same interests?