In a pair of studies on the intimacy of interactions between over heterosexual women and their male conversation partners, researchers found that the women had friendlier, more open interactions with gay men who disclosed their sexual orientation compared to men who revealed that they were straight. Women often avoid intimately engaging with male acquaintances due to concerns that the man may misinterpret friendliness as flirtation or even sexual interest, said Eric M. Russell, a research associate at the University of Texas at Arlington. 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. On average, women reported feeling slightly more at ease after learning the man was straight, but significantly more comfortable when the man turned out to be gay. The student dyads, who were told they were participating in a study on how strangers convey information about different topics, were covertly filmed throughout three distinct interaction periods.
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For years, friendships between straight women and gay men have been a subject of pop culture fascination. Books , television shows and feature length films have all highlighted this unique relationship, noted for its closeness and depth. Why are straight women so drawn to having gay men as friends? And when do these relationships typically form? Specifically, I believe evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish. At first glance, this explanation may seem quite counterintuitive. However, this is precisely the reasoning behind my approach.
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It was the height of the Aids crisis and she was in the waiting room of an inner-city STI clinic, frequented by those most at risk of HIV: gay men, injecting drug users, sex workers. A positive result, back then, would have been a death sentence. In the clinic a friendly gay counsellor asked Megan to step into his room and asked her if everything was OK. No, she said.
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