Women science and dating
But with society’s attitudes toward gays and lesbians changing, it’s become all the more important to build a holistic understanding of the relationships between gay and straight people.
Keep up with this story and more straight female-gay male relationships work so well?
Other findings—combined with our own—show that there seems to be an extremely strong psychological underpinning for why women are so drawn to gay men.
For instance, a recent study in the revealed that straight women tend to hire gay men over other heterosexual individuals because they perceive gay men to be more competent and warmer.
Beyond dating advice The downside is that if a straight woman values her gay male friends only for dating advice, the relationship could become quite superficial (see Chris Riotta’s essay “I’m Gay, Not Your Accessory”).
However, the strong trust that women initially form with gay men can serve as a primer; eventually, this trust could extend to other areas, with the friendship blossoming over time.
We then asked the women how sincere they felt the responses were.
The experiments, published in the journal , demonstrated that straight women and gay men perceived one another to be trustworthy sources of relationship and dating advice.In other words, when it came to dating-related matters, there was an almost instantaneous level of implicit trust.Still, more needed to be done to support the hypothesis.Evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish, the author writes.Above, Lady Gaga performs during a gay pride concert in Rome in June 2011.