So in the end it's likely that Bob or Alice Bisexual will be outed in passing.
Compare If It's You, It's Okay, where someone who has shown interest in people of the opposite sex in the past has exception.
He suggested we stay friends but I told him that would be too hard on me and he said I can contact him anytime. Men want to mentally work out whatever is bothering them, solve it, and then they’ll re-emerge, ready to conquer the world.
I asked if there was a chance for us once he got things sorted and he said he isn’t sure if he sees a future. I remember, years ago, when I was extremely unhappy with my job and a few other areas of my life.
He said he worships the ground I walk on and should never change because I was perfect in the relationship and will go far in life whereas he feels like he has nothing to offer since he is grieving and stuck in a job he doesn’t like. I was dating a woman who really was a great girlfriend, but I was totally not in the right place to be in a relationship. when men don’t feel like they’re “winning” at life or that life is good, they want to shrink away and withdraw from the world.
The most likely bisexual archetype to lead to But Not Too Bi.
Compare and contrast Everyone Is Bi, where either this trope is in effect for the majority of the cast or sexuality is simply presented as a non-issue. You go to bed one night, wake up the next morning and poof, you're a lesbian?
All relationships are going to require moments where you give the guy space.