The premise of many romantic comedies (and some reality shows) is that girl meets guy, they fall in love, and then realize they can't "just be friends." But the real world can be more complicated than that. And it turns out that the "just friends" thing might actually work with gay men — especially if they are open about their sexual orientation, according to a study published in Psychological Science. Women who learned that their male conversation partners were homosexual reported feeling more comfortable and had friendlier, more intimate interactions with them than with those who didn't. This is largely due to the removal of concerns that they might be misinterpreted as flirting or sexually interested in the woman.
It's no secret that girls like handsome guys — especially if they have a good sense of style and grooming. And while straight men aren't exactly lacking in that department, there's something about a well-groomed and confident gay dude that's hard to resist. That's why many straight girls have gay best friends — and some even date them.
There are a few other reasons why girls might like gay guys. For one, they tend to be more mature and capable with life than younger men. They also have a lot of life experience to share with their female friends. Plus, they are usually more financially secure and have a better understanding of how to save and invest money. That could be helpful for many young girls just starting out in the working world.