Graham Norton has revealed that he believes finding long-lasting love would be easier if he was straight – and he’s got a theory behind his thinking.
The openly gay chat show host has opened up about his romantic past, and has explained that he believes finding a male partner is tricky because every man “has something of the alpha in him.”
We’re obviously mega happy that we’ve entered 2015 having achieved marriage equality for the LGBT community, but it’s sad to think that there’s still some feeling that love is apparently ‘easier’ for those who are straight.
Can we sort this out in 2015 please?!
Speaking to The Mirror, Graham, 51, admitted that he’s got some alternative thoughts about why his romantic past hasn’t always been so successful.
He revealed: “I have a theory. I think there’s something about having a male partner that makes it more difficult.
“This will sound sexist but that doesn’t mean it’s any less true. If I were a straight man, my female partner would have a role in the eyes of society. She would be the mother of my children, my hostess, the person on my arm at red carpet events. She would have a defined function.
“But that’s not the case if your partner is male. Every man – no matter how young or fey – has something of the alpha in him.
“So all the things they thought they’d enjoy about going out with me become loathsome in the end because they haven’t earned it for themselves. Increasingly, that puts a strain on the relationship.”
We can only hope 2015 brings some love for Graham!
The TV host also discussed how his strong work ethic has affected relationships in the past, adding that it could be something he lives to regret.
He admitted: “Work comes first.
“But because I’ve worked so hard to get where I am, I continue to prioritise my job over other bits of my life. That’s probably very foolish, something I’ll live to regret.
“When I look back at my romantic history, I have to say it’s taken second place to my job. Perhaps I don’t expect my love affairs to last. Or it could just be that I have a low attention span.”
Fingers crossed 2015 is more positive for Graham, romantically speaking, and that LGBT equality can continue to improve this year!
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