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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Straight Woman ♦ Gay Men ♦ Exchange Trustworthy Mating Advice ♦ Gay Man ♦ Straight Woman Perceive Mating-relevant Advice ♦ Potential Benefit ♦ Similar Advice ♦ Close Relationship ♦ Straight Man ♦ Initial Experimental Evidence ♦ Lesbian Woman ♦ Gay Men Perceive Mating Advice ♦ Mating-relevant Benefit ♦ Sexual Interest ♦ Current Experiment ♦ Mutual Exchange ♦ Trustworthy Mating Advice ♦ Opposite-sex Friendship ♦ Heterosexual Men
Abstract Abstract: Although research has made progress in elucidating the benefits exchanged within same- and opposite-sex friendships formed between heterosexual men and women, it is less clear why straight women and gay men form close relationships with one another. The current experiments begin to address this question by exploring a potential benefit hypothesized to be uniquely available to straight women and gay men in the context of these friendships: trustworthy mating advice. Experiment 1 revealed that straight women perceive mating-relevant advice from a gay man to be more trustworthy than similar advice offered by a straight man or woman. Experiment 2 demonstrated that gay men perceive mating advice offered by a straight woman to be more trustworthy than advice offered by a lesbian woman or another gay man. Overall, the results provide initial experimental evidence that relationships between gay men and straight women may be characterized by a mutual exchange of mating-relevant benefits in the absence of sexual interest or competition.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article