A news study of more than 25,000 people in the United Kingdom and 9,000 in Australia conducted by Janeen Baxter and Francisco Perales of the University of Queensland found that same-sex couples are indubitably happier than their straight counter parts. However the study showed that bisexuals are less happier in relationships.
It was suggested that same-sex couples might have stronger bonds because they're less intent on sticking to tried-and-true gender roles. “Individuals in same-sex couples (particularly lesbian women) generally are more equitable in the ways in which they allocate domestic work, including childcare.” While straight couples tend to always want to reaffirm gender roles, which can lead to a destructive power dynamic.
Relationship quality in same-sex couples was as high as in heterosexual couples in the United Kingdom,” they conclude, “and higher in Australia.
The research showed to some extent that gay couples sometimes or more than likely feel aligned with the LGBT community or like-minded couples. This might explain their happiness: “Individuals in same-sex relationships may be more likely than those in different-sex relationships to have high relationship investment….This study shows a strong support for the changing of laws and policies to legalize adoption and parenting rights for same-sex couples. At the same time the study shows a strong need to pay attention to bisexual individuals since their outcomes are comparatively poor.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? IN YOUR EXPERIENCE ARE GAY COUPLES HAPPIER?