It's one of those few awkward LGBT moments in Star Trek. I don't know. I think Riker was out of character, I didn't like the ending. The casting of that broad, obviously a broad, as a genderless character was a copout.
Whenever people bring up Trek's apparent homophobia, I will always reference Odo and Kira. Odo didn't have a gender and was just a liquid thing that took the form of a humanoid. Odo could have been anything. Odo and Kira couldn't even link like others of Odo's race. Yet, their love transcended all that. For that and other reasons, they are the greatest romance in Star Trek history. I'm drunk, but I fucking know I'm right.