January 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Gay couples more likely to be happy in relationships
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LONDON — Gay couples are more likely to be happy and positive about their relationships than their straight counterparts according to a major study by the Open University, the Independent, a British newspaper, reports.

However, they are less likely to be openly affectionate toward each other — holding hands in public, for instance — because they still fear attracting disapproval, the article said.

The study of 5,000 people – 50 of whom were later followed up with in-depth interviews – aimed at finding out how modern couples keep their relationships on track through life’s difficulties.

“LGBQ participants (lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer) are more generally positive about and happier with the quality of their relationship and the relationship which they have with their partner,” the research concludes.

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