Online dating not just about 'hooking up' for Aussie gay and bisexual men

Published: March 26, 2015

The Kirby Institute
Original Article:

Despite the rise in dating apps being associated with one time sexual encounters or ‘hooking up’, recent research from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia has found that more gay and bisexual men are meeting their long term partners through online dating.

Researchers surveyed 4215 gay and bisexual men and found that almost 80 per cent of respondents had met their primary regular partner online. The results suggest that the use of online dating to meet sexual and romantic partners has largely displaced other methods of meeting partners.

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