And here we thought stereotypes were based in myth!
Women and gay men are likely to be the worst drivers, a new study has shown.
Research has revealed that both perform poorly in tasks involving navigation and spatial awareness when compared to heterosexual men.
Psychologists at Queen Mary, University of London, who conducted the study, believe the findings mean driving in a strange environment would be more difficult for gay men and women than for straight male motorists.
Both tend to rely on local landmarks to get around, and are also slower to take in spatial information.
The computer-based tests were carried out on 140 volunteers, and demonstrated that gay men, straight women and lesbians navigated in a similar way, sharing the same weaknesses.
One of the tests “involved exploring radial arms projecting from a central junction to receive ‘rewards’”. Straight and gay men had similar results on that particular challenge, which proves another myth: get a gay guy drunk enough and he’ll explore his hetero side.