For the LGBTQ community in India, online dating platforms are helping break down stigmas

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  • Nearly 73% of LGBTQ adults find online dating apps useful for the community in India — giving them diverse options in terms of dating.
  • Of those who chose to disclose their sexuality via online dating platforms, 67% were millennials, according to online dating app Tinder.
  • One in every five adults from the community are now less afraid of staying single as they feel less pressure to be in a relationship.
While India is stepping up its efforts to address the challenges for the LGBTQ community, a recent study has shown that nearly 73% of LGBTQ adults find online dating apps useful for the community in India — giving them diverse options in terms of dating.

Given the discrimination faced by the transgender community in India, nearly 61% of the people choose to bring out their sexuality on such platforms over their friends and family, the study released by the online dating app Tinder revealed. Interestingly, Tinder receives over 7.5 million swipes everyday from India.

According to another international survey report, analysing the dating tends among the transgender community, dating apps are twice as popular among the LGBTQs as among the heterosexual ones.

Of those who chose to disclose their sexuality via online dating platforms, 67% were millennials.

However, one in three LGBTQ adults in the US find it unnecessary to formally come out, thanks to the rise in accepting society.

Almost half (44%) of the adults surveyed in India reportedly said that the dating apps have emerged as a platform helping transgenders to express freely.

In fact, a significant part of the people surveyed (39%) also said that it has helped them introspect their own personalities. A lot of LGBTQ adults have been using the apps that have sexual orientation mechanism.

Looking at the statistics derived from the data, the company reportedly said that “Of the 73% people who say online dating apps have had a positive impact, 33% say it has provided more diversity of people to date in terms of sexual orientation, 33% say it has provided more diversity of people to date in terms of race and culture.”

Owing to the stigma of the Indian society, the transgender community had faced deiscrimination on all fronts — including their relationship status. However, the study noted that nearly one-third of adults find the pressure to be in a relationship has reduced over time as one in every five adults from the community are now less afraid of staying single.

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