Originally Posted by cherokeesam
Who's Maggie....? You mean Peggy Carter....?
Look, people get a lot of mileage out of the "90-100 Year Old Virgin" bit, but there's no evidence to prove that Steve never got laid during WWII. Or before WWII, for that matter. The hapless romantics out there like to pretend that Steve and Peggy were this match-made-in-heaven couple and that he dutifully remained chaste and virgin for that dance that would never happen....
....but realistically, the dude was a young, good-looking guy even as a wimp, and he actually had a double date before the whole Super Soldier Serum thing; and then he was surrounded by a bevy of beautiful USO dancers for a good part of the early war; and after he bulked up with Super Steroids, Private Lorraine probably represented one of a ton of women who willingly threw themselves at Cap.
If he remained "chaste" through all that, with or without Peggy Carter, let's face it: he had to be in the closet. There's just no way a red-blooded all-American boy from Brooklyn would've passed on at least one of those many opportunities.
I totally agree with you. Virgin!Steve saving himself for Peggy is a sweet, romantic notion but it's very unrealistic. In the Star-Spangled Man montage, they made it clear that Steve got plenty of attention from beautiful young women and seemed (shyly) to respond. During that time he and Peggy were no more than professional acquaintances who hadn't even seen each other for months. There he was, a handsome, young man who had never been able to get women to pay attention to him before, suddenly surrounded by females who practically swooned in his presence. On top of that, Captain America and the Star-Spangled Dancers traveled to dozens of cities together, which gave him plenty of time to get to know some (or all) of them much better. Steve would have to have been either a saint, a eunuch or gay not to take advantage of his newfound opportunities during that long tour.
Steve's reaction to Private Lorraine's predatory advances came after he and Peggy had reunited at the front. With Peggy around constantly, Steve had realistic hopes of having a relationship with her, whereas before that hadn't been possible. Naturally, he didn't want to get entangled with any other woman then.