Stanford Blatch is Carrie's best friend outside of the three leading ladies. Stanford is a gay talent agent from a wealthy family with an impressive sense of style.
Stanford: Monogamy is on its way out again. It had a brief comeback in the 90s, but as the millennium approaches, everyone's leaving their options open.
Carrie: Come on, you wouldn't commit to a nice guy, given the option?
Stanford: I can't even commit to a long distance carrier.
Carrie: Yeah, you know what you are? You're a whore!
Stanford: I wish that were true.
Carrie: Is he gay?
Stanford: He denies it. How can anyone that gorgeous be straight?