Fairchild Archiveby Gena Kaufman, Glamour
Harry and Sally might have made everyone question the reality of male/female friendships, but Will and Grace reminded us all of what seems to be a foolproof relationship: the straight women/gay guy lovefest. In pop culture and in real life, it seems to be a platonic coupling that works for a lot of amazing friendships.
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And a new study has confirmed that there may be a reason that the two are drawn to each other. According to researchers, "straight women and gay men perceive mating advice provided by each other to be more trustworthy than similar advice offered by other individuals." The theory arose out of an experiment where heterosexual female and homosexual male participants were asked to rate the perceived trustworthiness of advice of "Jordan", a person with a Facebook profile who was alternately presented as male or female, straight or gay.
The researchers speculate that straight women may doubtRead More »from Why Are Gay Men and Straight Women Such Good Friends?