Here’s a Scandanavian study with results which strike me as counterintuitive, as well as stereotype-defying. Apparently, lesbian couples there have a divorce rate more than triple that of gay men.
While the study has been cited by organizations opposing same sex marriage as ammunition for the argument that compared to heterosexual couples, gay couples have a higher incidence of breaking up, what surprised me was the large disparity between lesbians and gay men.
The traditional stereotype is that it’s the man who runs off, so I would expect the gay men to be less loyal to their partners.
Anyone know what might explain this? I know that Norway and Sweden aren’t the United States, but we’re talking about Western countries, with cultures similar enough that unless there’s something I’m missing, I think the same pattern would probably hold here.
What I can’t figure out is why.