While there was quantifiable data about heterosexual behaviors, there haven’t been similarly sized studies done on LGBTQ students’ habits.As last year was dubbed “The Year We Obsessed Over Identity” by in October, and the historic Supreme Court decision in June granted same-sex couples the right to marry, hopefully, there will be more official data on this topic soon.One study of dating relationships estimated 1 in 7 (14%) were long-distance.Extrapolating from census data it is likely that 3.5 million dating couples are long-distance.
Back to top, click here Compared to 2000 there are 839,000 more long-distance marriages in 2005.
Newlyweds have an even greater chance of being long-distance early in their marriage with one study of 600 couples showing 1 in 10 were long-distance during some portion of their first 3 years.
Pre-marital couples are harder to study though research shows an estimated 4.4 million college students (20-40% of all students in some studies) are in LDRs.
In the meantime, however, we spoke to seven LGBTQ students on what dating on campus is like for them.
Like for all students, being seen as popular is still widely associated with being part of a party scene, and a lot of the young people we spoke to felt alienated by this sentiment.