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. This sort of normalization is good news. In the interest of transparency, we do not accept anonymous comments. Available editions United Kingdom. In the first study, heterosexual female college students completed an online survey in which they were asked to imagine sitting alone in a waiting room with either a straight or gay male stranger. But there have also always been roadblocks to their formation. The experiments, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychologydemonstrated that straight women and gay men perceived one another to be trustworthy sources of relationship and dating advice.
But there have also always been roadblocks to their formation.
The Science Behind Why So Many Women Want To Befriend Gay Men
Most popular on The Conversation Tiny houses look marvellous but have a dark side: Many straight men no longer see befriending gay men as a threat to their masculinity. Eric RussellPh. Available editions United Kingdom. Read the original article. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Many straight men hesitated to befriend gay menfearing harassment, rejection from their straight friends or being called gay. We had women read this news article and then indicate how much they would trust a straight woman or a gay man in various dating-related scenarios. Learn how your comment data is processed. Beyond Good and Evil? At first glance, this explanation may seem quite counterintuitive. For years, friendships between straight women and gay men have been a subject of pop culture fascination.