Taken at face value, in the Symposium and Phaedrus gay love that remains unconsummated is regarded as the highest form of love between
It makes the soul rise upward to the form of beauty, which we once before our birth witnessed in the super-heavenly realm of ideas.
In the Symposium the core ideas come from the priestess Diotima. And in Phaedrus they're found in a speech Socrates holds as a tribute for Eros, to receive forgiveness for any insults in his previous speech.
Still it seems he accepted those opinions. But Socrates himself was married and had children (and Plato confirms this: Socrates' wife Xanthippe and one son appear in Phaedo).
Of course, we could argue, that his marriage to Xanthippe involved no love. Yes, but it surely involved sex. And in Phaedrus, heterosexuality is described somewhat contemptuously:
Anyone who was initiated long ago or who has been corrupted is not given to moving rapidly from here to there, towards beauty as it really is. Instead, he gazes on its namesake here on earth, and the upshot is that the sight does not arouse reverence in him. No, he surrenders to pleasure and tries like an animal to mount his partner and to father off-spring, and having become habituated to excess he is not afraid or ashamed to pursue unnatural pleasures.
Also, the source of sexual desire is recognized to be the dark horse of the appetite, which is to be resisted.
And in the Symposium Diotima nearly merges Eros and procreation. Eros is present then even if in its lowest form:
"Those whose pregnancy is of the body", she went on, "are drawn more towards women, and they express their love through the procreation of children, ensuring for themselves, they think, for all time to come, immortality and remembrance and happiness in this way. But [there are] those whose pregnancy is of the soul – those who are pregnant in their souls even more than in their bodies, with the kind of offspring which it is fitting for the soul to conceive and bear. What offspring are these? Wisdom and the rest of virtue ..."
It's not like he fathered his children by artificial insemination. So I presume that some form of desire must have been present on his part, and it's exactly of the sort that is reprimanded by him in Plato's works about Eros.
So wasn't he (Plato's Socrates) hypocritical about Eros?