Married gay male couples are the least likely to divorce and break up.
Researchers have found same-sex male couples are twice as likely as not break up as lesbians. Women in same-sex relationships are 1.5 times as likely as heterosexual couples to have broken up.
A study following 515 couples in Vermont has found longer relationship length, older rage, and better relationship quality reduced the chances of a breakup.
‘Other studies on heterosexual couples have found women have higher standards for relationship quality than men, said study author Esther Rothblum. She is a professor of women’s studies at San Diego State University. ‘We suspect that similar dynamics may be at play with the lesbian couples in our study, leading to the higher dissolution rate.