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44 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 January 2009 06:17AM

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Comment author: EphemeralNight 06 October 2011 12:07:29PM 12 points [-]

both gay and lesbian couples are happier on average with their relationship than heterosexual couples. (Googles... yep, looks like it.)

The thought that immediately sprang to my mind, was that this result could be greatly exaggerated by homosexual couples being more likely than heterosexual couples to invent their relationship dynamic themselves, rather than following the cultural script.

Comment author: EphemeralNight 07 January 2012 02:18:21AM 4 points [-]


Another factor that could be contributing to that statistic, is that there exists cultural pressure to be in a heterosexual relationship, and there also exists cultural pressure to not be in a homosexual relationship. I could easily imagine this skewing the sample even further, by creating a much higher average threshold of wanting to be together necessary for homosexuals to enter the category "couples".