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New Dating Site Caters To LGBTs Looking For Soul Mates Not Hookups

one good love gay dating billboardHead east down Santa Monica, and as you drive through West Hollywood, you will see the gayest billboard ever. Standing proud above Palm Car Wash is a gigantic photo of two men kissing and the words, “First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage.” It’s part of the ad campaign for OneGoodLove, the only dating website for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender singles seeking marriage or long-term relationships, which launches at a rather opportune time.

Since the landmark defeats of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8, the LGBT community has taken to their new marriage rights like no ones’ business. A recent survey of LGBT individuals indicates that 76 percent of all gay and lesbian singles now see marriage in their future, with 58 percent identifying marriage as their ultimate dating goal. In fact, the LGBT community has surged ahead their straight counterparts, with only 61 percent of straight singles harboring any sort of intent of getting married.

Furthermore, the marriage equality rulings have affected more than just the LGBT community. While 41 percent of gay and lesbian respondents report that their families already see same-sex relationships as a positive thing, more than a third stated that the recent cultural shifts and gains in marriage equality would help their parents see their personal same-sex relationships in a more positive light.

Thus, with marriage on the mind, OneGoodLove’s billboard not only fits in perfectly with the relationship goals emerging in the LGBT community, but also presents the gayest version of love—not “gay” in the pejorative sense, but gay as in the traditional sense—gay as in happy, gay as in joyful, and gay as in fully accepting. It suggests that in this new era of marriage equality, love is the defining factor in marriage, and with it, any couple is free to say, “I do.”

By:           Editors
On:           Jul 30, 2013
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  • 18 Comments
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      Un freaking believable !! Never thought I’d see the day!! Hats off to that company! By golly I think I’ll have a lil looksie. Lol

      Jul 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      Other companies have said that’s what they were after, too. What happens? Too many of their *users* decide to go for just hookups, making it harder on those who really are after developing a relationship.

      Jul 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sweet Boy
      Sweet Boy

      I am gonna register and wear a “love can wait” purity bracelet…no hook-ups nor any sexual activity or impure thought until after the wedding

      Jul 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Guilherme
      Guilherme

      From their website, in big letters at the top:
      “Find Long Term Relationships”
      “Made for the LGBT community, by the LGBT community.”

      Then, underneath:
      “Location”
      “Zip codes in the US only”

      The website is for USA residents only.
      Since when has this so-called “LGBT community” been exclusive to the USA?
      I mean, they want to sound all-inclusive but then they restrict it to the USA only.
      I don’t like the looks of it.

      Jul 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tardis
      tardis

      Sign me up! Sign me up!

      Jul 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • miagoodguy
      miagoodguy

      It won’t last long or it will become another venue for hookups

      Jul 30, 2013 at 3:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      Is it free like OkCupid?

      Jul 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect
      Dixie Rect

      I bet if you went on that site, you’d see the same exact people you see on other sites in your neighborhood, just with different profiles and ‘wants’. Please.

      Nothing to get excited about here.

      Jul 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      @jeff4justice: I’m sure it’s free to join, but it’ll cost you to contact someone or reply to them, like every other dating website.

      Jul 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie in Charge
      Charlie in Charge

      According to the site there is a free three day trial. The sites that become hookup-focused tend to be the free ones; once people have to get out a credit card to sign up it weeds out a lot of people who aren’t very serious.

      Jul 30, 2013 at 8:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @jeff4justice: That’s the only such site I’ve ever signed up for. I set the distance thing to something like 50 miles, yet they sent me matches from two states away. The long distance thing when you already know somebody but get separated is one thing, but suggesting it for a first date is absurd.

      Jul 30, 2013 at 10:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkorient
      darkorient

      Please make it a worldwide service, thank you

      Jul 31, 2013 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nicholas
      Nicholas

      @darkorient: Hi there! I’m one of the founders of OneGoodLove. International expansion is coming soon. Stay tuned and thank you!

      Jul 31, 2013 at 10:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice
      jeff4justice

      @Joetx: No, OK Cupid is free to exchange messages. There’s also apps like Grindr, Scruff, Mister, and Growlr.

      Jul 31, 2013 at 1:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TomMc
      TomMc

      @jeff4justice: … OkC also has tests :)

      Jul 31, 2013 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Shuts down in two weeks…..

      Jul 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      This is just like the “Purity Ring BS” isn’t it???…..

      Jul 31, 2013 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fragileheart
      fragileheart

      @Nicholas: Hi there,I am from the Philippines and i just made an account here at queerty (to contact you) just now when i read your comment about the international expansion of the new dating site OneGoodLove..I joined couple of gay dating sites as what they called but it turns out to be just to be venue of hook ups in there and nothing serious ..i really seek something serious involving developing relationship and i am really looking forward for the new site you’ve created..Now i wanna know when its gonna be the international expansion..I am really interested to know and register..i hope its not exclusively in USA because there were lots of gay men here who seek for something serious not just hook ups..

      Aug 16, 2013 at 9:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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