This Matchmaking Site For Straight Women & Gay Men Is A Real Thing

everygirlneedsagay.net
Today in “Is this a joke? SMDH,” a new matchmaking site connecting straight women with gay male best friends is being rolled out this winter.

What we know so far about the Every Girl Needs A Gay matchmaking site, a real thing, is...

1. It has a forum called the “Rainbow Room” (ugh) and...
2. It wildly exaggerates our definition of scientific research.

A post on the matchmaking site-to-be claims that new research from the journal Evolutionary Psychology suggests that what creates a special (read: stereotypical) bond between gay men and straight women is “their unique ability to provide clear-headed counsel regarding romantic relationships.”

It’s like they didn’t get the memo that straight girls basically don’t exist.

To start, their interpretation of the study that legitimizes the site's business model is off-base. A visiting researcher and his team at the University of Texas at Austin supposedly wrote, “Our results suggest that straight women and gay men perceive mating advice provided by each other to be more trustworthy than similar advice offered by other individuals.”

That means a small sample of subjects believe that sexuality stereotype validates their friendships, not that it’s true or would be a good way to view women or gay men; as it is, something about the bogus term “fag hag” reflects poorly on both parties. Do we really need to enable this narrow-minded view of us?

Besides its premise being wack, it’s irrelevant. The limitations of such a binary on sexuality and gender labels have no positive connection with the success rate of platonic friendships. And anyway, do we really need a paid service this specific? (Yep, there’s a pay model.)

If you can’t help yourself, like, if you don’t bump into your new gay best friend at your New Years Eve rave of choice, registration for Every Girl Needs A Gay will apparently become available on January 1, 2016.

More from Pop Culture

When I was a little kid, my dad thought it was funny to dress me up like Elvis for Halloween. I had aviator sunglasses, a tiny white suit with glam ...
Idina Menzel is best known for her voice which has brought to life some of the most beloved characters of all-time: Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked and ...
While the fact-checkers were busy during last night's presidential debate trying to keep both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump honest, Andy Cohen thinks he...
Jeb Bush has been a Florida governor and a presidential candidate. His latest gig? Comedian, apparently. In an opening sketch for the Emmys, Jimmy ...
A tearful plea from Blac Chyna's mom on last Sunday's episode of Rob & Chyna is taking on new meaning, as rumors swirl that the couple has split for ...
In fall 2006, Nola Ochs left her farm in Jetmore, Kansas to attend Fort Hays State University. After packing the last of her belongings, Nola said ...
It looks like despite the nasty scandals that once plagued Josh Duggar, he and his wife Anna are celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary. "Happy ...
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna have reportedly broken up — that is, if anonymous sources spilling secrets about the couple are to be believed. TMZ reports ...
Kim Kardashian is leveraging her massive Twitter following of over 48 million users for a good cause today. The reality star tweeted out a call to action ...
Once upon a time, Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts were engaged. She was a starlet and he was Hollywood royalty: it was a match that any red carpet ...
Young Hollywood is full of relationships new and old. Bella Thorne can vouch for that. The 18-year-old actress recently reignited a relationship with Teen ...
Taylor Swift may be 2015's highest-paid musician, but she's been bested in another fame metric. Selena Gomez now has more Instagram fans than the "Bad ...
Katy Perry has had a bit of trouble keeping her clothes on lately. And this time she's using her nudity for a good cause: encouraging people to vote. In a...
While Brad Pitt's ex Jennifer Aniston has stayed mum on the news of Brangelina's divorce, her husband Justin Theroux spoke up on Monday. He kept his ...