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To further examine why this might be the case, we had women imagine receiving information from either a straight woman, straight man, or a gay man about their physical appearance and the dateability of potential boyfriends.
We then asked the women how sincere they felt the responses were.
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.
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”).
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.
We titled the four studies “Why (and When) Straight Women Trust Gay Men: Ulterior Mating Motives and Female Competition,” with the hope of better establishing straight women would be most likely to seek out gay men for friendship and guidance.
As a researcher in social psychology, I’ve often wondered: why During the course of my research, I’ve discovered that the most interesting, compelling – and, arguably, most theoretically coherent – explanation is through the lens of evolution.
These two findings alone could have many positive implications for gay men in the workplace.
Because many women seem to value input and contributions of gay men in these settings, it’s likely that we’ll see a more inclusive workplace environment for gay men.
Specifically, I believe evolutionary psychology and human mating can help explain why relationships between straight women and gay men tend to flourish.
A Safe Bet At first glance, this explanation may seem quite counterintuitive.