You already know dating can be both awkward and exhilarating, but there’s a lot more to meeting potential mates than stomachs full of butterflies and adorable first kisses. Did you know, for instance, that saying your date’s name twice in conversation during your first meet-up will create an instant connection?
Or that choosing an exciting (and even slightly dangerous) location for a first date will increase the chances of falling for each other?
Our friends at Compatible Partners know as much about dating as anyone around, and they clued us in to some interesting facts about Gayting (same-sex dating) that might help you snag the winter beau of your dreams.
Or you could even put a ring on it, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Here’s what CP says about gayting on CP:
- 60% have a bachelor’s degree
- Of those who choose to specify, 40% of our users make up to $125K annual salary
- Majority of users are ages 20-34
- 10% of our users live in California while the rest of the majority live in Texas, NY and Florida
- Our subscribers have on average 5 profile images, but people who have found success on the site have over 7 images
- Those who have found success on Compatible Partners found their successful match eight months after signing up
The thing is, even if it works best, I’d be hesitant to sign up with a dating site that was only created to get its parent away from discrimination complaints without tarnishing their main brand with our inclusion.
Couldn’t agree more with hyhybt! Maybe we should date :). Also, this article is not about what the headline and intro imply but seems to just be an “ad” for Compatible Partners – what’s up with that? And why is eHarmony using the outdated term “partners” anyway? (Because they do not support gay marriage – do not give them your money!!!)
Ah, I see now. “This post is sponsored by Compatible Partners”. So when it says “our friends at CP” it is actually text written by a marketing rep at CP, meant to imply it was written by Queerty. Though Queerty’s tag line is “free of an agenda,” it would seem that their agenda is profit. Reader beware!
@Richie4360: Money coming in is why the site can stay in business; at least they make the posts like this obvious.
It also doesn’t mean the advice given (other than “buy our stuff!”) isn’t valid, just as a post’s being an underwear company sponsored version of the old “Morning Goods” feature doesn’t make the photos ugly.
Respectfully, I would not call the teeny tiny “this post is sponsored by” obvious. Nor would I call obvious the text written by “we” about “our friends at Compatible Dating” or a headline and intro that appear to be about general dating tips but quickly morph into a list of CP-specific user statistics. While I do not begrudge anyone making a profit and have enjoyed the content Queerty provides using that profit, their full tag line is “no agenda except that gay one”. Hyhybt, as you said in your first post, no gay agenda should include supporting a business that discriminates against us – by signing up for their service or accepting their advertising dollars.
@Richie4360: Sorry; I meant it was obvious from the content, not because the disclaimer was particularly prominent.
@hyhybt: Oh please. No matter what they did, you would complain. If they had just added gays to eHarmony, gays would be a tiny minority of users, since the site is linked with religious heteros. Technically, there would have been inclusion, but in practice no gays would go there. So they set up a separate site to focus on gays and you gripe about that?
As for the “sponsored content”, i.e., an ad dressed up to look like a news post, yes it is unethical, but what do you expect from a trash site like Queerty? This is the site that hired anti-gay writer Dan Villarreal, who wrote homophobic pieces, which were cited by NOM and in Russia and Latvia to justify anti-gay persecution. Given this history, sponsored content is small potatoes.
i am not a complainer, actually, but eHarmony was forced, after a lawsuit, to create Compatible Partners, against their will. They contribute to anti-gay organizations. I was not aware of Queerty’s history. Thank you – I will research it further.
Ok so now the “writers” have gotten so lazy that ad’s are the new articles?
Love the way CP describes his users as making 125K and more yearly…..
Sugar daddy anyone? LOL, Lets take a lesson from MTV, NEXT!
CP sucks. Use OkCupid. It’s far better and it’s FREE.
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