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National Survey of Gay Men Finds Two-Thirds Use Dating Apps to Look For Long-Term Potential

National Survey of Gay Men Finds Two-Thirds Use Dating Apps to Look For Long-Term Potential

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Stagg, a next-generation, mobile dating app for gay men that launched recently on December 20th, today released the results from a nationwide survey of 537 gay men showing that even though the country moves closer toward legal recognition of same-sex relationships, gay men still face significant barriers to meeting potential partners and future husbands. However, the same national survey conducted by the new mobile dating app for gay men, also shows that apps are becoming increasingly important in the ability of gay men to connect to other single gay men for long-term romantic relationships.
Stagg, a next-generation, mobile dating app for gay men that launched recently on December 20th, today released the results from a nationwide survey of 537 gay men showing that even though the country moves closer toward legal recognition of same-sex relationships, gay men still face significant barriers to meeting potential partners and future husbands. However, the same national survey conducted by the new mobile dating app for gay men, also shows that apps are becoming increasingly important in the ability of gay men to connect to other single gay men for long-term romantic relationships.

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PRESS RELEASE
 
DATE: January 8
, 2012
 CONTACT:
Brad Luna, Luna Media Groupbrad@lunamediagroup.com or 202-812-8140 (cell)
Stagg: National Survey of Gay Men Finds Two-Thirds UseDating Apps to Look For Long-Term Potential
 As Supreme Court Prepares to Hear Historic Same-Sex Marriage Cases,Gay Men Still Face Barriers to Meet Potential Mates
 
Washington, DC
 –
Stagg,a next-generation, mobile dating app for gay men that launched recently on
 
,today released the results from a nationwide survey of 537 gay men showing that eventhough the country moves closer toward legal recognition of same-sex relationships, gay men still facesignificant barriers to meeting potential partners and future husbands. However, the same national surveyconducted by the new mobile dating app for gay men, also shows that apps are becoming increasinglyimportant in the ability of gay men to connect to other single gay men for long-term romantic relationships.
 shows that two-thirds of gay guys who use mobile dating apps said they use them
 
in the hopes of finding long-term potential. Stagg was designed partly in response to this survey, whichunderscores a pressing need in the mobile dating app market for users to be able to learn more than justthe location of a potential match.
The Supreme Court of the United States has
announced they’d hear 
arguments in late March on twohistoric cases that could dramatically advance legal recognition of same-
sex relationships,” said Brad
Brenner, Ph.D., co-founder of Stagg and a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Washington,
DC. “However,
partly due to decades of stigmatization and discrimination faced by the LGBT communityand, in particular, our romantic lives, gay men continue to find themselves too often wandering in bars,places of work, or online
 –
our version of wandering in the wilderness
 –
in search of potential long-term
partners.”
Last week,
The Huffington Post’s Gay Voices
published an op-ed from Dr. Brenner on how the datinglandscape for gay men has evolved politically, socially, and personally for many gay men. The full op-ed,including
additional data from Stagg’s nationwide survey, is 
. Highlights from
Stagg’s
culturally diverse, nationwide survey of 537 single gay men who ranged in agefrom 18 to 73, with an average age of 28 include:
App users search for a deeper connection.
 
66% of the respondents said they use apps in the hopes of finding long-term potential, despitethe almost universal perception that other guys on dating apps are looking for a hookup.
64% said that they use dating apps to find new friends.
16% of respondents
 –
1 in 6 men -- choose dating apps as the most promising place to meetsomeone for long-term potential, a surprisingly substantial result given the reputation of first-generation dating apps for hookups.
Apps move dating away from computer screens and into public and social settings.
56% of the respondents said that they use dating apps in public.
More than one-third of all respondents, 37%, use the apps while with their friends.
Apps bridge communication and build connections.
 
 
78% said that apps help them to start a conversation that they wouldn’t have otherwise initiated.

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