This man (call him your “gay husband,” “gay boyfriend,” whatever) affirms your fabulousness, supports you in all your endeavors and helps you pick out the perfect outfit. He adds life and color to your universe and his male point-of-view offers a different perspective without the competition you might get from your female chatty Kathies. Nor do you have to worry about any best-friend-turned-lover conundrums that you see in rom-coms.
“The gay best friend gives a woman the freedom to be herself without fear that she will be hit on,” says Dr. Karen Hylen, PhD, primary therapist at Summit Malibu Treatment Center. And every lady needs to let her hair down sometimes.