Study: Gay Men Over 45 More Likely to Be Single

A recent study by AARP discovered that older gay men are more likely to live the single life compared to their bisexual and lesbian counterparts.

The survey gathered results from 1,782 LGBT people in the United States, revealing that 57 percent of gay men over 45 were single. Comparatively, 39 percent of lesbians over that age were more likely to not have a partner and bisexual men and women were at 48 percent.

“Gay men are far more likely to live alone, and this will influence the types of services needed by gay men as they age,” the study said. “Further, when asked about their social support network, gay men are less connected compared to lesbians on every relationship type tested, from LGBT friends to straight friends, from partners to neighbors.”

The study also discovered that half of transgender people were partnered and 35 percent of them are married.

In terms of bisexual people, the study reported that they were generally harder to reach out to compared to lesbian, gay, and transgender people because they are less likely to be open about their sexuality.