pecfan saidIn my view is there are relationships, not gay, not str8, not bi, but relationships. Relationships are Relationships and they last or fail based on the people involved. It doesn't matter if the people involved in the relationship are gay or st8. Moving in together for one couple can work and for another it might not. Doesn't matter what the sexual orientation is like. We humans do our best to figure things out and we need categories to attempt to understand why we do what we do.
I agree with this. No matter how you look at it, a relationship is something that occurs between two people
, and is a product of how both behave towards each other (along with various environmental factors). I know heterosexual couples who moved in together very quickly and then were together for a long time. I know same-sex couples who did the same thing and were together for different lengths of time.
To say "gay couples move in together too quickly (compared to straight couples) when they're in relationships" is a gross over simplification and wildly inaccurate. And how do you know that "gay relationships rarely last"?
It does remind me of part of a joke, though.
What does a lesbian bring along on the second date? Her furniture and her cat.