Grindr poll: Marriage equality, kids are top of mind for users

equality_300_168In tandem of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, Grindr polled its users to find out how important marriage equality is to them. With more than 6 million users across the globe and the power to harness and communicate directly with them, we have unprecedented access to gay men and their daily habits – so why not take advantage of that!?

Out of 2,000+ respondents, an overwhelming 77% of them want to get married someday (and 4% of respondents already are married). In addition, 76% want to have kids to add to their ‘happily ever after’ scenario they envision. Hopefully with the overturning of Prop 8, we’ll see more of our brothers in California marrying their partners.

On the topic of whether or not they believe an open-relationship is the key to a good marriage, our users are almost split down the center with 59% saying they do not agree with open relationships.

Other findings from our survey include:
·         67% of respondents were single, whereas 20% were married or exclusively dating someone and 8% are in an open relationship.
·         60% of respondents believed their soul mate is still out there, while 22% claim to be with their soul mate and 18% do not believe in soul mates.
·         41% of respondents believe in open relationships (although only 8% are currently in an open relationship).

Thanks to all our users who took the survey! We appreciate your insights.