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you are insulting them saying they cant even understand plain english, you dont have to live in USA to understand what "interested in" mean in that context , there is nothing innocent sounding in that expresssion, and i'm not english nor have an english culture. Dont take aliens for fools.

I'll give you a relevant example: Back in ~2006 it was possible to do similar searches within your college.

A disproportionately large number of people declaring their interest in both men and women were from China. Now it's possible that Chinese students were much more likely to be [openly] bisexual than British and European ones, but every shred of evidence I've ever seen (at college, in the media and living in a relatively-liberal ethnically Chinese country) points to the opposite.

This is a problem of terminology. "Interested in" doesn't necessarily imply "sexually attracted to".

Some people read "interested in" and put men and women, because they are interested in being friends with men and women.

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