Users in the UK were polled using an in-app survey, which revealed that younger gay men tend to be more optimistic about getting married at some point in their life, compared to older gay men. Of those polled, 62 percent of gay men aged 18 to 25 stated they would be open to getting married to another man, whilst only 45 percent of those 26 years and above saw marriage in their future.
The survey also revealed that gay men in the UK tend to have an open attitude when it comes to mobile dating. 68 percent of all respondents cited that they would consider marrying a guy they met on Jack’d.
Adam Segel, Jack’d chief executive officer commented on the findings “We are happy to see that Jack’d is a place where young men feel like they can make connections with similar guys. The fact that a majority of Jack’d users in the UK indicated they would be open to marrying a guy they met via the Jack’d app shows that mobile dating has become a steadfast phenomenon among young gays, and that they are not shy about admitting using our app to find their soul mates.”
Further findings of the survey highlighted that young gay men in the UK were not interested in getting married in a church which came in fourth at 12 percent of votes in a list of possible venues for wedding ceremonies. The most popular location was the beach (25 percent), followed by in a garden (17 percent) and for the practical, at city hall (16 percent).
Survey respondents also felt they ideally wanted to get married in their 30’s with over 60 percent of respondents voting this as the ideal age for marriage. Only 3 percent of users felt they would like to be married before 20, Illustrating perhaps that gay youth in the UK require a few years to sew their wild oats before settling down.
The survey showed that gay men want to focus their wedding funds on the celebration itself with 67 percent saying they would rather splurge on the ceremony and reception over rings (20 percent) or designer outfits (13 percent).
Jack’d is the fastest growing gay app in the world among young gay men with over 5 million users. It’s extremely popular with the next generation of gay men aged 18-30 who are attracted by the app’s free features and young community. 80 percent of users are aged 18 to 30 years old. The company is poised for international growth as it is translated into more languages than any other gay app and owned by Online Buddies, the largest company in the world to connect men seeking men.