Gay marriages are less likely to break up
A recent American study has found that gay male couples have better odds of making it last than their lesbian and straight neighbours.
The study, conducted by the Williams Institute at UCLA, tracked 500 couples in Vermont over 12 years and found that so-called ‘traditional’ marriages were one-and-a-half times more likely to end in divorce than marriages between same-sex attracted men.
It's also suspected that similar dynamics may be at play with the lesbian couples in our study, leading to the higher dissolution rate.
The idea that women strive for a better quality of relationship is backed up by a study published last year by researchers at the University of Queensland which showed that lesbian couples are happier than straight ones.
Perhaps we’re one step closer to putting to rest that age-old stereotype of the hard-partying, sex-addicted, ‘commitaphobic’ gay guy (think Brian Kinney in Queer as Folk) in favour of something a little more modern and diverse.
Brian A. Kinney is a fictional character from the American/Canadian Showtime television series Queer as Folk, a drama about the lives of a group of gay men and women living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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