I like boys! My girl is very sweet, but my boy stole my heart! My girl seems more "needy". I also prefer the looks of a boy.
I've heard someone say that boys are "I love you, I love you" and girls are "Love me, love me". I'm sure this isn't always the case, but it sums up my two goldens. Having said all that - I love them both!
Boy - by far the best IMO! I've had a girl golden before my two boys.. was never as affectionate as they are. My boys will snuggle up beside me, where as my bridge girl - still as sweet would rather be on the floor by herself or near my feet.
I had 3 of each which includes my two girls and one boy we have now! Love them all and have no preference....unless you are going to use them for hunting in harsh climates or for Geese. Male Golden's hold up better in cold ocean retrieving (which I never do) or handling large Canada Geese. Seems like our females have had more health issues, bladder infections, hormone problems (incontinence), etc. But not so much to avoid having the sweet disposition of our girls....