There are reasons women love gay men

2009-10-09 14:09

IN RECENT years, movies and television shows geared toward women have idealised the gay male friend. Shows like Sex and the City, for ­example, seem to suggest that no woman’s circle of friends is complete without at least one good gay friend.

So it stands to reason that by ­examining what women love about gay men, we heterosexual guys might be able to learn a few things.

Men’s clothes

For whatever reason, it seems gay men know how to dress. This is just one of the many reasons why women love them.

To tell if you have style or not, ask yourself this: do you ever walk into a crowded room and feel like the best-dressed guy there? If your answer is “no, never” you may need to rethink your wardrobe. In fact, if women rarely compliment you on your appearance, it’s probably time to restock your closet.

Physical fitness

Yes, it’s a bit of a stereotype, but you’ll probably concede that many of the gay men you know are serious about physical fitness. Gay or straight, women enjoy being in the presence of a well-built man.

However, it’s also the shared ­interest in working out and living a healthy lifestyle that women ­appreciate about their gay friends. So take a cue from your athletically inclined gay friends, and hit the gym with your significant other or join her when she goes for a run.


A study last year published by the National Academy of Sciences revealed that gay men and straight women have similarly shaped brains: both are symmetrical, whereas the straight male brain is asymmetrical; it is slightly larger on the right side (the same shape as the gay female brain).

It wouldn’t kill you to take a cue from that guy and think about her feelings a bit more often.


Surely one of the things that women get out of a friendship with a gay man is male companionship without the fear of betrayal or abandonment.

To demonstrate your faithfulness to a woman, try keeping your wandering eye in check.

Most of the gay guys we know are fun to hang out with. The lesson for straight guys: Try to be less inhibited. Talk louder. Be bolder.

Maybe even strut your stuff on the dance floor every now and then. –

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