Prestage added that “the myth that an online hook up is only just about sex” could mean some health organisations’ HIV prevention outreach utilising the medium could be falling flat.“A more sensible approach is simply to accept that men are more likely to meet via online methods these days and make sure that there are appropriate online interventions and information,” he said.It literally is scientifically driven due to the fact that we have testosterone pumping through our bodies.
“This data show that this is faulty logic because most gay men meet partners this way… “If they’re comparing it with men who don’t use apps they’re comparing men who are sexually active with those who are not.” Prestage said research showing people who used apps had more STIs only served to stigmatise users, in the same way that people would stigmatise others for picking up in gay bars despite that once been the primary place to meet partners.
And while perhaps a gay single might go about finding a partner differently than someone who is straight, the ultimate outcome is the same.
Given that, my first bit of advice is for everyone, no matter which side of the plate they swing from: Don’t Overcomplicate Things!
Sites like Manhunt and apps like Grindr are pretty much what the industry has to offer.
Sadly, it will probably be a few years before they come around, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t a great time for gay men who are looking for the love of their life to get online.