Online Dating Among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men: Romance or Hooking Up?

Prestage, Garrett and Bavinton, Benjamin and Grierson, Jeffrey and Down, Ian and Keen, Phillip and Bradley, Jack and Duncan, Duane (2015) Online Dating Among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men: Romance or Hooking Up? AIDS and Behavior. ISSN 1573-3254

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Abstract

Increasingly, gay and bisexual men (GBM) meet casual sex partners online and this has been associated with sexual risk behavior. How do GBM meet regular partners? This online anonymous survey of 4215 GBM included 2562 men with a primary regular partner (PRP) who were included in these analyses. Mean age of the sample was 38.1 years. 60.3 % had met their PRP at least 2 years earlier. Meeting their PRP online increased from 14.0 % before 2001 to 79.9 % in 2013–2014. At all time points, men who met their PRP online were somewhat older than those who met their PRP offline. Regardless of how they met their PRP, most men met casual sex partners online. Among GBM, meeting sexual and romantic partners online has replaced other methods, for all age groups. The population of GBM who use the internet for this purpose is now equivalent to all sexually active GBM.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Prestage, G., Bavinton, B., Grierson, J., Down, I., Keen, P., Bradley, J. and Duncan, D., 2015. Online Dating Among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men: Romance or Hooking Up?. AIDS and Behavior, 19(10), pp.1905-1913..
Faculty: Faculty of Health and Social Care (for research published prior to September 2011)
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 10:15
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 12:08
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/603496

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