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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.In other words, because gay men are attracted to their own gender, they’re a “safe bet” for women – at least, from a sociobiological standpoint.
Not only were women more apt to trust gay men under this condition, but we also found that they became more willing to make gay male friends.Because gay men don’t mate with women – or compete with them for mates – women feel a certain level of comfort with gay men, and the process of forming a close friendship can occur relatively quickly.With heterosexual men (who, by definition, are sexually attracted to women), the process is longer – and potentially more fraught – because men may be grappling with their own sexual impulses.At first glance, this explanation may seem quite counterintuitive.(After all, straight women and gay men don’t mate with one another.) However, this is precisely the reasoning behind my approach.