A fascinating Time magazine article lists the differences, according to a new body of research, between gay and straight relationships. Check it:
- Gays are nicer than straights during arguments as couples. They are "less belligerent, less domineering and less fearful." Gays, particularly lesbians, also use more humor when arguing. (Margaret Cho -- loves ya!)
- Straights are better than gays at making up, or "repairing," after a fight.
- Gays are more likely to require tension in a relationship. "Gays conduct their relationships as though they are acting out some cheesy pop song: You have to make my heart beat faster for me to love you."
- Straight men are more sensitive than gay men to their partners' sadness and anger. In gay couples, according to researcher Robert Levenson, "there's a sense of 'We're angry, but isn't this funny?'"
So it's a tie, dammit. Possible solution? Triads.
PHOTO: Elmo from Sesame Street. For some reason, it seemed appropriate.