My research has been featured on various news websites and blogs including (but not limited to) NBC News, The Atlantic, New York Daily News, KPCC Los Angeles, Psychology Today, Daily Mail, Pacific Standard Magazine, Salon, Scientific American, Science Daily, The Huffington Post, and The Conversation. For featured links, please check out the links below!

Hey Straight Women: Need Dating Advice? Ask a Gay Man.

Ever notice an affinity between straight women and gay men? We see it on TV: straight women are crazy about their gay men friends and the feelings are mutual (e.g., think Sex and the City or who can forget Will and Grace?). You may have witnessed this...

Rise of the 'gay best friend': Scientists reveal why attractive women may prefer to spend time with gay men

Very pretty women have gay male best friends because they can't trust straight men who will try to 'sexually exploit' them, a study has found. Researchers also found the most attractive females were unpopular with other women. Other, less attractive women felt...

The Science Behind Why So Many Women Want to Befriend Gay Men

For years, friendships between straight women and gay men have been a subject of pop culture fascination. Books, television shows and feature length films have all highlighted this unique relationship, noted for its closeness and depth. But with society's attitudes toward...

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