Online dating site spills secrets about gay promiscuity

  • Daniepwils

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    Dec 04, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    http://www.chron.com/life/article/Online-dating-site-spills-secrets-about-gay-4090497.php
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    Dec 04, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    First thought that came up was, "...and the author accessed this information HOW?"

    Second thought... "flawed sampling, anyone?" The "Online dating site" in question is:

    Houston ChronicleSeekingArrangement.com, the "No. 1 sugar daddy dating site." The site polled 11,000 of its gay members, asking how many join dating websites to just "hook up," as well as which cities have the most promiscuous gay singles.


    Not exactly Masters and Johnson here.

    Lots of members I see, but I don't see how the hunt for a hot hookup with Thurston Howell the (Fifth, by now?) can be translated to an assessment of geographic promiscuity among gay men. That would be like me polling BGCLive (hush, you...) then coming up with "Lookee! Here are the top ten cities for gay men who own Siamese cats!" My sample would probably be more reliable.

    Maybe that's not what the poll taker intended, but it's what the article writer infers. ("Secrets about gay promiscuity REVEALED!")

    Houston ChronicleAccording to the results, 82-percent of gay men admit to joining dating websites just for sex. The site also asked how many partners the same gay males had over the course of a year. Poll results were based on location of those surveyed and how many admitted to having 10 or more sexual partners per year.


    Third thought, "Is the author revealing to the readers his personal assumption that gay (self-identified) men === promiscuous men?"

    Fourth thought, "does the Chronicle have editors, anymore?"

    Fifth thought was, "PLEASE, let there not be a comment section... phew! Good."
  • gwuinsf

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    Dec 04, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    Guess that's why the article was taken down
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    Dec 04, 2012 11:18 PM GMT
    They're just jealous that we're almost as promiscuous as straights.
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    Dec 04, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    gwuinsf saidGuess that's why the article was taken down


    Ha! Must have literally just happened.
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    Dec 04, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    Seattle's Post-Intelligencer (Hearst Corporation, like the Houston Chronicle) also tried posting it alongside a pretty slide show, and then yanked it too. I figure there was some paid-content-provider putting together the sloppy info, that random newspapers casually picked up.

    It still lives on, at least for now, at the South Florida Gay News. I'm guessing Candido is the source, then somebody at Hearst tried to "BleacherReport" the top ten list (i.e., make an ad-friendly slide-show out of it) for the newspapers before somebody said, "hey, wait a minute..."

    http://www.southfloridagaynews.com/news/national-news/8174-top-10-most-promiscuous-gay-cities-in-america.html
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    Dec 05, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    dayumm said...
    http://www.southfloridagaynews.com/news/national-news/8174-top-10-most-promiscuous-gay-cities-in-america.html
    That makes me want to move to West Hollywood. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 05, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    It's made it's way to Huffington Post now, slide shows and all. Too low a standard for Hearst, as it turns out... but nothing's low enough for AOL!
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    Dec 05, 2012 9:55 AM GMT
    I'm shocked! SHOCKED!! to learn that men are promiscuous. Somehow we will have to carry on.
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    Dec 05, 2012 11:52 AM GMT
    OH MY GOD! Someone with preconceived notions about a particular topics goes out and reports biased research that justifies his opinion?!!! This has never happened before in the history of journalism!
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