Well, OBVIOUSLY. Basically, this study says that women don’t trust their girlfriends when it comes to advice because we’re all competing for male attention. And “the relationship was similarly advantageous to gay men, suggesting they too distrust their friends who are gay men – whom they see as competition for suitors.”
I’ve had a few gay “boyfriends” that I was super close with, and I’ll admit some gave me very honest advice when it came to guys. But I don’t think they gave better advice because they’re not competing with me.
I don’t like this idea that women are skewing advice because we’re secretly vying for male attention. And if this study applies for gay males and straight females, then shouldn’t it apply for lesbians and straight females and gays and straight males?
I don’t think your sexual orientation has anything to do with how good of a friend you are. That’s just ridiculous. If it were true, then girls would rarely be friends with other girls, and guys wouldn’t be friends with other guys. I’ve also had some pretty bad gay friends so what does this study have to say about that?
Bottom line, good friends are good friends. Sexuality doesn’t really have anything to do with it.
What do you think? Are gay guys better friends because they’re not competing with you? Does sexuality determine a good friend? Tell me in the comments!