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Frank Mastronuzzi and OneGoodLove.com win the 2013 NGLCC Pitch Competition. — at National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce-NGLCC.
OneGoodLove.com Reports 63 Percent of Gay and Lesbian Singles Are More Likely To Consider Marriage As Their Dating Goal After DOMA Ruling Site’s “Marriage Equality State of the Date Report” Looks at Same-Sex Love and Marriage in the Wake of Supreme Court Rulings
Los Angeles, CA—July 25, 2013—In light of the recent Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) ruling, OneGoodLove (http://www.onegoodlove.com), the Internet’s leading relationship-focused online dating service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) singles, announced today the release of its “Marriage Equality State of the Date Report.” Findings of the report, based on a survey of 875 LGBT singles, suggest that while the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8 aren’t putting social pressure on gay and lesbian people to immediately “tie the knot,” many gay and lesbian singles are now more likely to consider marriage their ultimate relationship goal because of the court’s recent landmark decisions.  Improved Outlook on Marriage Since the DOMA Ruling
Sixty-three percent of LGBT singles surveyed said they were more likely to think of marriage as their ultimate dating goal now that the Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), with only 35 percent saying that their outlooks have not changed.   When asked whether or not the recent cultural shifts and gains in marriage equality would help their parents see their same-sex relationships in a more positive light, 37 percent of the LGBT participants said yes, 22 percent said no, and 41 percent said that their parents already see their relationships as a positive thing. Thirty-eight percent of the transgender respondents said that the cultural shifts and gains in marriage equality would help their parents see their relationships in a more positive light, but only 13 percent said that their parents already see their relationships as a positive thing. Eighty-seven percent of all LGBT singles reported that increases in same-sex marriage rights would not increase the societal pressure on them to settle down and tie the knot.
LGBT Marriage Material
Forty-four percent of gay and lesbian singles reported that honesty was the most important quality for a future husband or wife to have. Thirteen percent of lesbian women reported intelligence as the most important quality in a future wife, and 15 percent of gay men said a sense of humor was the most important quality in a husband. Thirty-seven percent of all participants said that communication was the most important personal quality they would have to improve to make a future marriage work. Twenty percent said they would have to get their lives in better financial order to marry and live happily ever after.  Seventy-six percent of all gay and lesbian singles surveyed said they see marriage in their future. Only 66 percent of bisexual and 50 percent of transgender singles see marriage in their future.
LGBT Wedding Bells Ringing
Forty-two percent of all LGBT participants said they wanted a small wedding gathering of just friends and family, and 24 percent said they wanted a low-key ceremony and reception. Only six percent of gay men wanted an “over the top party with everyone they had ever known,” while 18 percent of bisexual and 14 percent of lesbian singles wanted the same. None of the transgender respondents wanted an over the top wedding.
 “This survey points to the tangible, romantic hopefulness in the gay and lesbian community right now,” said Frank Mastronuzzi, Co-founder and Chief Love Officer at OneGoodLove.com. “  Commemorating that hopefulness, on July 17, OneGoodLove.com launched a billboard in West Hollywood, California, reflecting the shifting dating and relationship goals emerging in the LGBT community.  The billboard features two men kissing, with copy that reads:  First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage
For survey details, and to see the billboard, visit the OneGoodLove blog at:  blog.onegoodlove.comContact Frank Mastronuzzi at:  Frank AT onegoodlove.com   About OneGoodLove.com: OneGoodLove.com is the first online dating site built specifically for relationship-minded gay and lesbian singles. Co-founded by Frank Mastronuzzi, former senior manager of business development at Match.com, and Nic Marlin, Internet entrepreneur and marketing executive, the site’s mission is to offer gay and lesbian singles a better way to meet life mates, while also directly challenging the stereotype that gay and lesbian dating is primarily promiscuous. The site’s proprietary Personality Profile Test and matching algorithm was formulated specifically for gay and lesbian singles, based on analysis of long-term lesbian and gay relationships. oneGoodLove.com is committed to giving back to the LGBT community through corporate volunteerism and donations to LGBT non-profits.
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OneGoodLove.com Reports 63 Percent of Gay and Lesbian Singles Are More Likely To Consider Marriage As Their Dating Goal After DOMA Ruling
 
Site’s “Marriage Equality State of the Date Report” Looks at Same-Sex Love and Marriage in the Wake of Supreme Court Rulings

Los Angeles, CA—July 25, 2013—In light of the recent Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) ruling, OneGoodLove (http://www.onegoodlove.com), the Internet’s leading relationship-focused online dating service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) singles, announced today the release of its “Marriage Equality State of the Date Report.” Findings of the report, based on a survey of 875 LGBT singles, suggest that while the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8 aren’t putting social pressure on gay and lesbian people to immediately “tie the knot,” many gay and lesbian singles are now more likely to consider marriage their ultimate relationship goal because of the court’s recent landmark decisions.
  
Improved Outlook on Marriage Since the DOMA Ruling

Sixty-three percent of LGBT singles surveyed said they were more likely to think of marriage as their ultimate dating goal now that the Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), with only 35 percent saying that their outlooks have not changed.  
 
When asked whether or not the recent cultural shifts and gains in marriage equality would help their parents see their same-sex relationships in a more positive light, 37 percent of the LGBT participants said yes, 22 percent said no, and 41 percent said that their parents already see their relationships as a positive thing.
 
Thirty-eight percent of the transgender respondents said that the cultural shifts and gains in marriage equality would help their parents see their relationships in a more positive light, but only 13 percent said that their parents already see their relationships as a positive thing.
 
Eighty-seven percent of all LGBT singles reported that increases in same-sex marriage rights would not increase the societal pressure on them to settle down and tie the knot.

LGBT Marriage Material

Forty-four percent of gay and lesbian singles reported that honesty was the most important quality for a future husband or wife to have. Thirteen percent of lesbian women reported intelligence as the most important quality in a future wife, and 15 percent of gay men said a sense of humor was the most important quality in a husband.
 
Thirty-seven percent of all participants said that communication was the most important personal quality they would have to improve to make a future marriage work. Twenty percent said they would have to get their lives in better financial order to marry and live happily ever after. 
 
Seventy-six percent of all gay and lesbian singles surveyed said they see marriage in their future. Only 66 percent of bisexual and 50 percent of transgender singles see marriage in their future.

LGBT Wedding Bells Ringing

Forty-two percent of all LGBT participants said they wanted a small wedding gathering of just friends and family, and 24 percent said they wanted a low-key ceremony and reception.
 
Only six percent of gay men wanted an “over the top party with everyone they had ever known,” while 18 percent of bisexual and 14 percent of lesbian singles wanted the same. None of the transgender respondents wanted an over the top wedding.

 “This survey points to the tangible, romantic hopefulness in the gay and lesbian community right now,” said Frank Mastronuzzi, Co-founder and Chief Love Officer at OneGoodLove.com. “  Commemorating that hopefulness, on July 17, OneGoodLove.com launched a billboard in West Hollywood, California, reflecting the shifting dating and relationship goals emerging in the LGBT community.  The billboard features two men kissing, with copy that reads:  First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage


For survey details, and to see the billboard, visit the OneGoodLove blog at:  
blog.onegoodlove.com
Contact Frank Mastronuzzi at:  Frank AT 
onegoodlove.com
 
  
About 
OneGoodLove.com
OneGoodLove.com is the first online dating site built specifically for relationship-minded gay and lesbian singles. Co-founded by Frank Mastronuzzi, former senior manager of business development at Match.com, and Nic Marlin, Internet entrepreneur and marketing executive, the site’s mission is to offer gay and lesbian singles a better way to meet life mates, while also directly challenging the stereotype that gay and lesbian dating is primarily promiscuous. The site’s proprietary Personality Profile Test and matching algorithm was formulated specifically for gay and lesbian singles, based on analysis of long-term lesbian and gay relationships. oneGoodLove.com is committed to giving back to the LGBT community through corporate volunteerism and donations to LGBT non-profits.

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Fuel the fight to win marriage nationwide with this innovative new Indiegogo campaign!

Four awesome LGBT-owned and operated companies are sponsoring a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage for same-sex couples nationwide. This month, we’re coming off of two huge wins at the Supreme Court - wins that have allowed great couples like Amanda and Jen (right) to marry in their home state of California and have that marriage federally respected.

Four companies - Wolfe Video, the largest exclusive distributor of LGBT films globally; Lesbian.com, an online hub dedicated to empowering the global lesbian community; oneGoodLove.com, the first online dating site specifically for gay and lesbian singles; and Sweet, an eco-friendly lesbian travel site - are donating “Thank You” gifts and experiences to contributors to this IndieGogo campaign. 

GIVE TO THE CAMPAIGN HERE.

The organizations have committed some awesome rewards and “perks” for donating through IndieGogo.com. They include free streaming and download-to-wn movies from Wolfe Video, premium and VIP memberships to oneGoodLove.com, gift certificates toward premium resort vacations, and banner advertising on Lesbian.com. Don’t miss the full list of rewards available HERE.   

Kathy Wolfe, CEO of Wolfe Video, spoke about the crowd-funding campaign in a video on the site (below). She said:

While to outward appearances, these four companies are very different, what we share is the core belief that social responsibility extends to commerce - that corporations and individuals should share in the same responsibility. In that spirit, we want to do our part in the effort to extend legal marriage to each and every same-sex couple who desires it. 

Freedom to Marry founder and President also appears in the video. He spoke with Kathy about the importance of the campaign, saying:

We have the momentum, we have the truth, we have the support of the American people, and we have the winning strategy. We just need to keep at it, and with your help through this new and innovative partnership we can build the resources we need to win.

The Indie Gogo campaign runs until August 5, 2013. DONATE TODAY. 

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What an incredible interview from ABC San Francisco with Trish McDermott, OneGoodLove Advisor.  She was so touched by the Supreme Court Ruling that it brought her to tears.

And her oldest of four children, Ryan, was incredibly articulate and warm. What an incredible young man! 

Much love to Trish, Julie, Ryan and the rest of the McDermott household! 

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