So this story from Bioware has been making the rounds on my Facebook page (linked from No More Lost) about David Gaider's response to a forum poster who felt that Dragon Age 2 had "Neglected the Straight Male Gamer" and that the developers should do more in the future to rectify such a thing.
He's tough, he's a no-nonsense marine, he's ripped, there is literally no reason for him not to also be gay. Plus, it's the future; 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' has been repealed for, like, a hundred years! If they want to make the character more complex, have him be conflicted about his sexuality (just like so many men in real life). It would give Manshep (I'm coining the term Manshep, dangit!) an opportunity to open up about his own sexual identity and become more of a complex character too.