What Grindr Men Really Think: Service Surveys Users on Relationships

The head honchos of Grindr took to the digital streets of the app to find out what gay men think about marriage, kids and more.

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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