I would go so far as to say that my friendships, more than anything else in my life, have shaped and formed me. Consequently, researchers at the University of Texas explored an alternate potential explanation: Let's not make believe otherwise. Women interact more comfortably and intimately with gay men—but not straight men—after learning their sexual orientation. The first, of heterosexual female college students, confirmed that women perceived themselves to be more comfortable interacting with a gay man than a straight man. To further examine why this might be the case, we had women imagine receiving information from either a straight woman, straight man, or a gay man about their physical appearance and the dateability of potential boyfriends.
Besides boys and girls can rarely develop a platonic friendly relationships especially if they possess the typical masculine and feminine qualities respectively apart from a few rare cases.
We had women read this news article and then indicate how much they would trust a straight woman or a gay man in various dating-related scenarios. In other words, the mistake many men make is being afraid of being in the "friend zone". Specific to my calling the "ulterior motives" notion a manifestation of egocentrism, presumptions, stereotypes, and borderline misandry Tests from 52 nations, 6 continents, and 13 islands.
Like many contemporary women, Carrie and her friends are highly conflicted about their looks, their attractiveness, and their sexuality, sometimes flaunting their bodies and sometimes hiding them.