What Grindr Men Really Think: Service Surveys Users on Relationships
Grindr: It’s like Gallup, but with a polling sample of horny gay men.
Anyone who uses Grindr (guilty as charged!) probably took notice of several survey pop-up alerts prior to the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop. 8 decisions last week. The folks who manage the sex-app-turned-networking-forum, which has six million users worldwide and 60,000 users in the Philadelphia region alone, initiated a social climate survey to find out not just the relationship status of the 2,000-plus users polled, but how Grindr men really feel about hot-button topics like marriage, children, open relationships and more amongst all of the marriage-equality brouhaha.
Here, our by-the-numbers breakdown:
- 77 percent: The number of users who reported wanting to tie the knot someday.
- 4 percent: The number of users who are already married. (They’re just looking for “friends,” don’tcha know?)
- 20 percent: The number of users who claim to be “exclusively dating” someone.
- 67 percent: The number of users who describe themselves as “Single.”
- 8 percent: The number of users who describe themselves as being part of an open relationship.
- 41 percent: The number of users who actually believe in open relationships.
- 60 percent: The number of users who faithfully believe their “soul mate” is still out there. (D’awww.)
- 76 percent: The number of users who say they want kids as part of their dream relationship.
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