The individuals in California who supported the ban on gay marriage will be surprised to find out that the recent vote has had quite the opposite impact on the LGBT community. Now more than ever, single gay men and lesbians are committed to finding true love and a long-term relationship
West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2008
After Proposition 8 passed on the November 4th ballot in California, gay and lesbian singles have become highly focused on seeking long-term relationships that can lead to marriage, as evidenced by the dramatic, post-election increase in visits and registrations at http://www.onegoodlove.com. The Internet's only relationship-minded online dating site created solely by gays and lesbians for gays and lesbians seeking loving, committed romances, oneGoodLove.com's overall traffic increased over 300% since November 4th.
With so much national election focus on both equality for all citizens and gay and lesbian marriage rights, oneGoodLove.com's Founder and President, Frank Mastronuzzi, isn't surprised by the traffic surge to his dating site, which some are calling the "eHarmony for gays and lesbians." "Since our launch, oneGoodLove.com has been very well received by the LGBT community, but with Proposition 8 passing and marriage rights being stripped from gay men and lesbians in California, our traffic and registrations have skyrocketed across the nation. We believe our traffic increase is a direct result of the LGBT community coming together to express their dissatisfaction with California's voting outcome as well as their fundamental desire to create loving, romantic connections, which no vote will ever change."
With many gay and lesbian marriage right protests being organized via online websites like Facebook.com, and on sites supportive of the LGBT community like Jointheimpact.com, gay and lesbian singles are socializing online now more than ever. "All of these discussions about Proposition 8 and its unfortunate passing serve as a constant reminder to lesbian and gay singles that love and marriage are possibilities in their lives too," added Mastronuzzi.
oneGoodLove.com's growth statistics for the two week period from Nov 5th through Nov 18th speak to the determination of gay and lesbian singles to find long-term and committed relationships:
- Traffic increased 300% from the month prior to the vote;
- Registrations increased 150% from the month prior;
- Subscriptions increased 40% from the same period.
oneGoodLove.com's surprising growth should help to correct the misinformed social perception that gays and lesbians are only focused on meaningless or casual relationships. The site's members are intelligent and successful gay and lesbian singles who want to find that special person to love, while also being afforded the same civil rights as other Americans. "The individuals in California who supported the ban on gay marriage will be surprised to find out that the recent vote has had quite the opposite impact on the LGBT community. Now more than ever, single gay men and lesbians are committed to finding true love and a long-term relationship" adds Mastronuzzi.
ABOUT ONEGOODLOVE, INC.
oneGoodLove, Inc.was founded in 2007 and offers gay and lesbian singles a new way to find meaningful relationships and love. The online dating service was created "by the community - for the community" and its proprietary oGL Personality Test was formulated specifically for the needs of gay and lesbian singles seeking love.
oneGoodLove's mission is threefold:
- To offer gay and lesbian singles a new way to meet life mates and create meaningful relationships through a deep understanding of same-sex dating needs;
- To erase the social stereotype that gay and lesbian dating is solely focused on casual relationships; and
- To give back to the community through corporate volunteerism and donations to LGBT charities.
oneGoodLove is headquartered in West Hollywood, California.