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more According to fresh research from the University of Texas at Arlington, mating competition drives straight women towards strong relationships with gay men.
Previous findings indicate that heterosexual women experience a greater sense of comfort and trust in their friendships with gay men than in their friendships with heterosexual individuals.
In the present studies, we tested a hypothesis that not only explains why women exhibit increased trust in gay men but also yields novel predictions about when (i.e., in what contexts) this phenomenon is likely to occur.
Study 2 showed that women perceived a gay man to be more sincere in scenarios relevant to sexual and competitive mating deception.
In Study 3, exposing women to a visualization of increased mating competition enhanced their trust in gay men; when mating competition was salient, women’s trust in mating information from a gay man was amplified.