Pew Research Survey Analyses Same-Sex Online Dating Experiences

A new survey from Pew Research Center has has offered some more insights into how people in the LGB community are using online dating services.

Online dating has proven to be even more popular with LGB singles, with approximately 65% of same-sex couples meeting through the internet. This is compared to just under 40% of heterosexual relationships

LGB online daters generally report that their experiences with online dating have been positive, even more so than heterosexual online daters.

However, at the same time they are also more likely to experience a range of negative behaviours on dating platforms, which can range from name-calling to physical threats and racial abuse.

69% of LGB online daters report that they have experienced at least one form of harassment.

The survey found that more than half of LGB adults report that they have used an online dating platform at some point, roughly twice the amount of heterosexual adults (28%) who say the same.

Among LGB people who are now single and looking for a relationship or dates, 37% are currently online dating (vs. 24% of straight people who are single and looking).

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