Welcome to the appeal of the cute fujoshi. >>13188695
Oh right, you missed the original anon-tan shitstorms. We are deluded, female anonymous (hell, female anime fans) are not this good looking.
But we still go for it. Not very different from any 2d waifu in the end.
Also, I've heard of real girls that are warming up to the recent positive portrayal in the media. They feel more connected to the character that likes gay pairings and isn't afraid of showing it. Sure, she is prettier in every way, but the connection is still there.
Of course, that was only one girl that said that, and it was Meru, so take it with a pinch of salt.