Match.com says we're all looking for love
Match.com has revealed a sense of humour and good communication skills rank highly with lesbian and gay people when it comes to love online.
The popular US dating site surveyed its members to discover that regardless of sex or sexual orientation, we all seem to want the same thing – a relationship with a partner who is funny and understands us...
A large percentage of single lesbians and gay men are open to or actively seeking a relationship (88 percent of gay men and 96 percent of lesbians). The study also found 41 percent of gay men and 43 percent of lesbians wanted to marry at some point, although 33 percent of gay men and 37 percent of lesbians were ambivalent to marriage – uncertain as to whether it would be right for them...
As for starting a family, 15 percent of gay men and 18 percent of lesbians want children.
Physical attraction also ranked highly amongst the criteria for a potential partner with 90 percent of gay men and 87 percent of lesbians citing physical appearance as highly important in their dating conquests.
Where similarities ended was in area of fitness. It was more important for a gay man to have a partner who was more athletic than themselves with almost a quarter of gay men citing this factor compared with 10 percent of lesbians (and 27 percent of straight women).
When it came to matters of the heart, gays and lesbians were a romantic lot, with 65 percent of gay men and 60 percent of lesbians believing in love at first sight.
70 percent of gay men surveyed had dated someone they met online.