It’s officially June, the month of Pride! While the world has been celebrating the rainbow flag and what the colors stand for, it is even more special in India this year. Six months ago, the Supreme Court’s decision to scrap Article 377 started this country on a journey that has proved - love is love is love.
Dating app OkCupid believes that everyone deserves the right to love whomever they choose and express themselves in the way they feel most comfortable. As one of the first few dating apps, Okcupid is a pioneer to introduce 13 orientation and 22 gender options for members to choose from. They have welcomed people of all orientations and gender identities, and successfully created a holistic environment for everyone to find the right potential match.
The app has over 3,000 questions which are available to both new and existing users to answer so as to help match them better with potential partners. June being the pride month, they gathered some interesting data about how single Indian users respond to the LGBTQ community and their issues.
According to the data, women are more than willing to stand in support of LGBTQI rights. Around 76 of percent of women are ready to participate in a public demonstration to demand and fight for the LGBTQI movement, compared to 66 percent of men who said they would do the same. This is just one of the findings on the app, based on average responses from over 200,000 users. When it comes to the next big step for the community and their rights, 82 percent women of the OkCupid community believe gay marriages in India should be legalised while 55 percent men agree to the same. Futhermore, 82 percent men and 92 percent women believe that using the term 'gay' is an insult and is highly disrespectful, no matter the situation.
As a platform which celebrates you for who you are, OkCupid supports and empowers users by providing them with a safe, private and inclusive space where they can build meaningful connections and make their own choices with confidence. OkCupid is proud to be a community which is built on these pillars of inclusivity and progressiveness.