A new survey from Compare The Market has revealed that 84% of Grindr users claim to have once found love through online dating. Furthermore, just over half (57%) of Grindr users said they were optimistic about falling in love online.
This comes in spite of the gay dating platform having a reputation for being hookup-focused.
Surveys often reveal that a high proportion of LGBTQ relationships begin online. The figure is above 70% in some instances.
Grindr released an awareness campaign called Kindr in September to unveil new community guidelines, promoting inclusivity and promising to ban abusive profiles.
In response to these results, one Grindr user told Gay Star News: “I’m not really convinced that you can find love of your life from an app like Grindr.
“All my experiences of talking to men on there so far hasn’t been very savoury – but I do know a couple of people who have been in long term relationships from there”.
Other insights from the survey of over 2,000 UK adults found that 5-6 is the optimal amount of dating platforms to use if looking for love. A recent report from Leanplum analysed the dating trend of downloading multiple apps at once.
91% of Ashley Madison users claim to have found love but, on the other hand, 42% admitted to treating online dating like a game.
Approximately a quarter of respondents said the worst thing about dating apps was receiving unsolicited pictures. Whitney Wolfe Herd has just helped a bill to be introduced in Texas which would make sending sexual images without permission a legal misdemeanour.
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