You ask a great question which has a simple and straight forward answer yet depending on how you view it, is also multifaceted and difficult to answer. What I’m saying is that it can be answered in multiple ways.
The short answer is: it doesn’t mean anything to me other than it helps me to understand and maintain a functional relationship with the people I care about. It doesn’t affect my ascent daily life or anything else because in the end sexual orientation and preference is a meaningless concept and debate. It just exist so why should it be a big deal which sexual and personal preference you have? Will another woman who loves a transgender give you a heart attack? Not likely unless you are such a rigid person that your blood vessels cloth due to your own rigidness.
The mor complex ander: as a bi - guy you get a lot of shit and thrash talk from a lot of people, even so called allies and friends. A common phrase I’ve heard: “well if you are into girls then why don’t you stick with that?” -or as a family member put it - “the society and it’a laws are based on the principle of family and of marriage between a man and a woman. You’ll run into problems if you choose to be with a person of the same sex, especially if you have options.” - to me this ludicrous so I have to live according to a norm to fit nicely into a near societal box? What if I want to be happy? Where does that part come in? According to the ideas presented above happiness is not necessary, as long as you conform to the norm you are good. So the social argument is: it’s better if you live together and “love” a person and remain unhappy and unfulfilled in life to live an ideal? If that’s the case it’a not only is that enslavement, it’s harmful psychologically, spiritually, mentally. It causes blockages, stress, anxiety, depression, along with never coming to a place a fullfilment - I think you get the idea.
However the part about being a bi and dating and having a relationship with a woman if the option is available to you - is actually a fair and logical question: however this is the part where love or at times care for a person comes in until it the said feelings for that person ends, if your heart and mind is in it wether it may be for a male or female or anything in between - why is it important? Is the easy and expected way always the way to go? Not always.Relationships are built on trust, care and empathy.
Thanks to my orientation I might be enjoying a certain kind of freedom unlike some members of the LBGTQ+ people. I still had to face adversity from myself and my surroundings and as a result I had to spread my wings and fly along the head-wind. There was and still is no other way to grow and be happy otherwise.
I can’t say being bi - didn’t screw up or messed with frienships and even grounded some gears within the LBGTQ+ community. What I found ironical in a way amusing - I found more comfort around heterosexual people most of the time, due to that they respected and accepted me more often than not, all of my personality didn’t define me by my preferences, although it still raise an eyebrow every now and then. Once upon a time I used to identify myself by my sexual orientation, I don’t anymore because of previously mentioned reasons. In conclusion what I am trying to say is this: the more you care about your gender and what norms and ideas that other people impose upon you, the less you will be able to ascend and more importantly be fulfilled as a person and as a being. Sexuality and gender in a way is meaningless to certain extent.
To note my heterosexual friends have loads of hardships as well. Sometimes just as nasty as those a lot of LBGTQ+ people experience like: expectations from friends, family, peers, etc. they are being assailed from all sides with expectations and behavioral demands. The only advantage I see being bi is that me being in middle ground of the norm - I have a strange ability to understand and empathize with both sides and most people in between due to my own struggles. It’s easier for me to have functional relationships with people because of what I’ve been though, as it has strengheted both my male and female sides, especially the empathy part developed through some of the said struggles along with my ascent for they go hand in hand these days.
To me my orientation in a way is a freedom but freedom in chains - that is if I allow myself to be consumed by it. If I don’t view it as a hinderence and don’t define and categorize myself by it and base my life around it - I am free in body, mind and spirit/soul.
I guess I was incarnated to prove to myself and others that limitations both to myself is meaningless, I had to learn and overcome them in this lifetime and thereby also being able to perhaps help or show others the way to help them cope as well. However I have yet to confirm this last part. - sorry for this last paragraph it’s off topic.