Job application asks if candidates are straight, gay, bisexual or Danish

Danish pastry

The diversity section of one unknown company’s job application has been leaked, and it asks hopefuls a bog-standard question with a bizarre choice of answers.

Twitter user _youhadonejob1 shared a shot from the online application in which candidates were asked to identify their sexual orientation.

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The drop-down list included your stand options such as heterosexual, gay man, bisexual and gay woman (not lesbian?).

Applicants had the option to opt out of answering the question, but there was another option that threw a lot of people.


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The fifth sexuality listed was “Danish”.

The tweet exploded and thousands of people tried to decipher what the Danish sexuality is/means.

“I remember when I first came out as Danish,” one person quipped.

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Another wrote: “I was Danish way before it was cool to be Danish”.

“Mom. Dad. I have to tell you something important… I’m Danish. *Parents gasp in horror* WHERE DID WE GO WRONG!?” a third joked.

As far as we know, Danish isn’t one of the many sexualities that exist, and the option is probably meant to read something along the lines of “other”.

We don’t have the last say on these things though – so don’t be surprised if you suddenly see Danish appearing on the Kinsey scale.