Gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans-gendered teens are just as at risk for abuse in their relationships as anyone else.Abusive relationships have good times and bad times.
Answering advertisements was not yet entirely respectable, but I knew of some doctors and lawyers who married someone they met under these circumstances, (including a friend, who was a psychiatrist.
The person he met and married was another psychiatrist.) There were two problems inherent in advertising for dating purposes, or answering such advertisements.
I remember a few girls who went out with as many as three of my friends without anyone thinking that they—or the men they dated—were behaving improperly.
Back in those days—before computers, or portable phones, or, even, electric typewriters—the rules were different.
Women made the trip west with the expectation that they would marry and be happy-- more or less.
And it turned out they did and were, although there is never very much evidence about whether or not a particular married couple is really happy.
The social rules for dating change from one generation to the next.
There was a time when a proper young man and woman could not speak to each other unless they had been formally introduced. On the other hand, I understand from my patients that it is considered bad manners now for young people to date someone who has previously dated one of their friends.
During that particular time, after college, men and women sometimes found it difficult to find each other.
The same was true for those who did not go to college in the first place.
Meetings in bars happened from time to time, but were considered somewhat dangerous—at least by the women. Colleges became co-ed, and young people were thrown together informally, making it easy to meet someone of the opposite sex. Instead of couples marrying in their early twenties, they married later.