Thursday, April 03, 2008
Stuff Lesbians Like: #2 Getting Into Serious Relationships
The joke goes like this:
Q: What do lesbians bring on a second date?
A: A U-Haul.
According to the Wikipedia Entry:
In North American lesbian popular culture, the term U-Haul (named after the brand of rental "move yourself" trucks and equipment) is gay slang for a relationship that progresses very quickly, for example moving in together after only a short period of time -- a pattern stereotypically attributed to relationships between two women. The reference to a "U-Haul" in the gay community has been considered one of the touchstones of sexual identity. The expression may have originated in the early 1980s by comic Lea DeLaria [...] The joke has been repeated numerous times, mostly within the lesbian community, and is considered a staple in lesbian humor.
BioMom and I got serious fast, but we did wait to move in together for about a year and a half. I suppose we didn't want to screw up Eight (at the time 18 months) along the drama rollercoaster of a lesbian relationship.