Gay Couples divorce less then straight couples

  • Orland23

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    Dec 29, 2014 7:14 AM GMT
    Gay couples divorce at 1.1 percent rate compare to 2 percent for straight couples.

    Five made-up reasons why gay couples divorce less than straight couplesicon_lol.gif.

    http://www.gay.com/advocate/5-made-up-reasons-why-gay-couples-don039t-divorce-like-straight-couples
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    Dec 29, 2014 9:26 PM GMT
    Orland23 saidGay couples divorce at 1.1 percent rate compare to 2 percent for straight couples.

    Five made-up reasons why gay couples divorce less than straight couplesicon_lol.gif.

    http://www.gay.com/advocate/5-made-up-reasons-why-gay-couples-don039t-divorce-like-straight-couples


    Bullshit! How long have gay couples been able to marry? Give it time and I suspect that it will be just the same as straight people staying in marriages
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 29, 2014 9:33 PM GMT
    Blondizgd said
    Orland23 saidGay couples divorce at 1.1 percent rate compare to 2 percent for straight couples.

    Five made-up reasons why gay couples divorce less than straight couplesicon_lol.gif.

    http://www.gay.com/advocate/5-made-up-reasons-why-gay-couples-don039t-divorce-like-straight-couples


    Bullshit! How long have gay couples been able to marry? Give it time and I suspect that it will be just the same as straight people staying in marriages

    Not necessarily. A lot of the issues straight couples face that can lead to divorce might be less likely to become issues for gay men.
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    Dec 29, 2014 11:45 PM GMT
    You guys might not have noticed, but we've been partnering since before marriage. We didn't quite wait on the state.

    Meanwhile, here's a 2014 study...
    http://web.stanford.edu/~mrosenfe/Rosenfeld_Couple_Longevity_Forthcoming_JMF.pdf
    After controlling for marriage and marriage-like commitments, the break-up rate for same-sex couples is comparable to (and not statistically distinguishable from) the break-up rate for heterosexual couples.
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    Dec 30, 2014 3:50 AM GMT
    theantijock saidYou guys might not have noticed, but we've been partnering since before marriage.


    most gay couples getting married for the first time have already been together for a few years. Not like they just met in Vegas and decided to get married
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    Dec 30, 2014 5:02 AM GMT
    Give them time grasshopper! They will be just as miserable as straight couples soon enough. Oh do I sound jaded? Sorry icon_confused.gif
  • Orland23

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    Dec 30, 2014 11:15 AM GMT
    pazzy said
    Blondizgd said
    Orland23 saidGay couples divorce at 1.1 percent rate compare to 2 percent for straight couples.

    Five made-up reasons why gay couples divorce less than straight couplesicon_lol.gif.

    http://www.gay.com/advocate/5-made-up-reasons-why-gay-couples-don039t-divorce-like-straight-couples


    Bullshit! How long have gay couples been able to marry? Give it time and I suspect that it will be just the same as straight people staying in marriages


    pretty much this.


    Gay couples may have some fewer problems with money (DINKS) but in many states, gay marriage is newly legalized so the divorce rates would be lower, but many couples don't get divorced in first year, but some years down the road. Gay men have financial problems too and money is one of the leading reasons for divorce.

    Basically in marriage; at the beginning, couples are really in love with each other but like many other things the "novelty" wear off and small disagreements can explode. People who areicon_biggrin.gif becomes icon_evil.gificon_mad.gificon_cry.gif
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    Dec 30, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    massey saidGive them time grasshopper! They will be just as miserable as straight couples soon enough. Oh do I sound jaded? Sorry icon_confused.gif


    You sound pragmatic to me.
  • Muscles25

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    Dec 30, 2014 5:01 PM GMT
    This is the dumbest thread in the history of gayness.

    It's like saying fags get more cock than dykes. Duh.
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    Dec 30, 2014 6:53 PM GMT
    We are coming out of a boom in straight people divorcing. That gap is narrowing again. It boomed because it became more acceptable to divorce.

    I can only imagine the pressure to stay together being part of the first generation that has a legal right to marriage.

  • buddycat

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    Dec 31, 2014 8:22 PM GMT
    Those percentiles don't seem accurate. I thought half of marriages ended in divorce? Gay people haven't been able to marry very long at all in most states that allow it now and the Federal government didn't acknowledge these marriages.
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    Jan 03, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    buddycat saidThose percentiles don't seem accurate...
    Well it has always been a time vs quantity of divorce. for example the 50% divorce rate happens after about 7 years.

    -if 50% get divorced the other 50% continue a possible life long marriage. Not bad.
    -if couples date for >3 years statistically they avoid divorce more better. Gay couples could not get married till the laws have changed. Prior, they have been together for a few years.

    unrelated but good news:
    the 1960s or 1970s have had the highest rate of divorce. Maybe its the current recession, maybe couples are marrying later in life but statistically the divorce rate is falling