Gay dating site 2016
Men can now check out men, and women can search for women, on the religious dating site Christian Mingle, which previously sanctioned only heterosexual relationships.
The site opened to gay users after settling a lawsuit that claimed that it violated California’s non-discrimination law.
Now, it asks users their own gender, offering two choices, male or female.
The site is an online dating site for those living with HIV and other STDS and has more than 802,2000 anonymous members.
But the new search function likely won’t prove very useful to gay men or women — the site now lets them view profiles of the same gender, but does not specifically show them fellow gay users.
“My sense is that a fair number of gay Christians will probably not be interested simply because they’re not interested in giving money to a company that has to be forced by the courts to serve them,” Gay Christian Network Executive Director Justin Lee said.
This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).
Whether it’s a failed relationship or the urge for a new beginning that has propelled you into the dating wilderness, online dating almost certainly has someone waiting for you. Match group now owns Tinder, Plenty Of Fish, Ok Cupid and, of course, Match, making it the biggest player in the online and app dating industry.