Baaaack in the day i had a colleague who was in a closeted relationship. His boyfriend and he moved into a two bedroom apartment. His mom came to visit from overseas and the entire office had to back him up with putting up a straight facade. One of our female co-workers even posed as his girlfriend and they had a impromptu cuddly photoshoot to create "evidence". Pulled it off. Whenever I read asks of "why would they lie?" i think "why wouldn't they?"
Yeah, exactly. And Dan and Phil didn’t even go that far. They never tried to imply they were dating people. Phil’s random ‘maybe this girl flirted with me’ was about the extent either of them went with involving other people in eight years - and even that was five years ago.
You’ll go to a lot of lengths when you’re afraid of losing people in your life because of your sexuality. I can only imagine how that would feel if it’s an audience of millions amplifying that fear.