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Graham Norton: Finding love is harder with a man

Nick Duffy January 4, 2015

TV host Graham Norton says that it is more difficult for him to find love – because he is after a male partner.

The gay chat show host told the Mirror: “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.”

He added: “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.”

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