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J Homosex. 1994;26(4):23-35.

Dating scripts of gay men and lesbians.

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Department of Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis 63121.

Abstract

Scripts for a first date for 51 gay men and 44 lesbians were explored. Well-defined scripts were found for both hypothetical and actual accounts. Hypothetical scripts contained fourteen actions for gay men and lesbians; eleven were common to both. Gay men's actual scripts had eighteen actions and lesbians' had nineteen, with twelve common to both. Gay men's scripts were more sexually oriented and less intimacy-focused than lesbians'. However, scripts for both genders were free of many other aspects of traditional heterosexual roles and involved some actions unique to this population.

PMID:
8006419
DOI:
10.1300/J082v26n04_02
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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