A particular conversation from those repeats on C4 put me to thinking...
(in your best Carrie Bradshaw voice...)
Straight women have men for relationships. Women have women for friends. They also tend to get along well with gay guys as friends. But the same thing doesn't work with guys and lesbians. We fantasise about them, that's it. Unfair (in a twisted kind of way)!
I suppose straight guys can get along with gay guys too, but there's still the possibility of sexual tension getting in the way (1-way only).
I don't think I'd ever get myself a newspaper column with that observation somehow.