Mass Effect, to me, has always been about a cool sci fi story, with good gameplay, and decent RPG elements to tie it all together. Some people however can't get enough of their fake boyfriends/girlfriends. While I get the appeal of seducing someone that you particularly like as a character just to see all the facets of what the game has to offer, many BioWare fans want more.
|I wouldn't mind a little of that...|
Contrarily, you've never been able to engage in what would be considered a male on male romance, whether that be an alien male or human. A lot of forum goers on the social website maintained by BioWare for all it's games have been clamoring for equality in romance partner choices. Casey Hudson the games director who has been recently introduced to twitter is spilling the beans on a lot of the games aspects that people want to see improved. Recently confirming that there will indeed be M&F same sex relationships.
Personally I don't really mind if the options are there or not, though I realize some people might not agree with them morally or religiously. However, more choices in an RPG to me are never a bad thing, unless of course you are given far too many. I don't really have a problem with a little more romance, but the thing I still don't get why it is so incredibly important to some people. I play Mass Effect for the story and gameplay, not as a dating sim. Having a relationship adds to your personally crafted story, but it seems like such an unnecessary thing to be devoting half your crew to the possibility of romance, when you should be out trying to save the damn galaxy.