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If You're Gay And Happy In Your Relationship, Clap Your Hands

1410183806 neil-patrick-harris-david-burtka-articleAre you clapping? You should be.

A study, conducted by the Families and Work Institute, has shown that men in gay relationships have a happier household life, compared to others, and it’s probably because of sharing chores.

Ready for the facts and figures? Okay.

The study found that on a scale of 1 (very dissatisfied) to 5 (very satisfied), men in same-sex relationships ranked their household satisfaction a 4.18 and their childcare satisfaction a 4.37.

MW-DN585 househ 20150608110452 MGMeanwhile, women in straight relationships were significantly less satisfied, scoring their household satisfaction a 3.82 and child-care satisfaction slightly less at 3.77.

According to the author of the study, the level of satisfaction depended on: “whether individuals had spoken their minds early about how they would like to divide responsibilities within the couple”.

Our guess is that men in gay relationships communicate more with each other on how best to share everyday chores.

What we take away from this is that it pays to talk, guys.

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