Are there any similarities between how same sex attracted couples and opposite sex attracted couples view relationships? Research indicates that same sex attracted couples may have very similar relationship desires and needs as opposite sex attracted couples.
The stereotype of the ageing same sex attracted man prior to the 1980s is one of someone who no longer goes to bars or is sexually active because he believes he has lost his sexual appeal to younger men.
Australia is moving towards the acceptance and legalisation of same-sex marriage. In this context, the motivation of why cohabitating couples may consider marriage is important to understand.