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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.
a beautiful stranger is into us, only to find out later that they're playing for the other team.
On more than one occasion, I've gotten into deep, two-hour-long chats with men like this at a bar, at the office or on an airplane. The encounters often start like this: When we first meet, his rugged looks and complete lack of a gay voice lead me to think there's no way he's queer.
I can't explain this one, folks, but for some reason, gay men like to go by their full names. I really don't know, but try calling a queer man Rob, Mike or Bill, and he'll snap right back and say it's actually Robert, Michael or William. Most of the American men I've met who marry a foreigner so she can get her green card are gay.