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Gay Romance Revolution!

OneGoodLove.com is the Internet’s first relationship-focused online dating service for gay men and lesbians.  Learn why the company named President Barack Obama their 2013 Honorary Gay Valentine.
Founded by Frank Mastronuzzi, former senior manager at Match.com, 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 the gay and lesbian dating community is primarily promiscuous.
Mastronuzzi is a nationally recognized LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) flirting and dating expert, and somewhat of a statistician on what’s hot and not so hot in the world of lesbian and gay romance.  Co-Founder Nicholas Marlin has learned what works in the world of dating. His authentic and soft approach to advice allows him to gracefully coach anyone through the process of becoming a successful dater.
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Gay Romance Revolution!

OneGoodLove.com is the Internet’s first relationship-focused online dating service for gay men and lesbians.  Learn why the company named President Barack Obama their 2013 Honorary Gay Valentine.

Founded by Frank Mastronuzzi, former senior manager at Match.com, 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 the gay and lesbian dating community is primarily promiscuous.

Mastronuzzi is a nationally recognized LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) flirting and dating expert, and somewhat of a statistician on what’s hot and not so hot in the world of lesbian and gay romance.  Co-Founder Nicholas Marlin has learned what works in the world of dating. His authentic and soft approach to advice allows him to gracefully coach anyone through the process of becoming a successful dater.

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LGBT State Of The Date Reveals Optimistic Views On Dating, Romance: OneGoodLove Survey (Click on Image for Huff Po Article)

The dating scene can be like diving into a shark tank, but lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) singles are highly optimistic that 2013 will bring true love.
A staggering 87 percent of LGBT singles surveyed in a new poll are optimistic they will find love over the year, with 39 percent identifying themselves as “very” or “extremely” optimistic. The survey also found that lesbians have the edge over gay men when it comes to their optimism. 
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LGBT State Of The Date Reveals Optimistic Views On Dating, Romance: OneGoodLove Survey (Click on Image for Huff Po Article)

The dating scene can be like diving into a shark tank, but lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) singles are highly optimistic that 2013 will bring true love.

A staggering 87 percent of LGBT singles surveyed in a new poll are optimistic they will find love over the year, with 39 percent identifying themselves as “very” or “extremely” optimistic. The survey also found that lesbians have the edge over gay men when it comes to their optimism. 

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OneGoodLove.com Announces Valentine’s 2013 “LGBT State of the Date Report”
65% of LGBT Singles More Likely to Desire Marriage As States Pass Marriage-Rights Laws  

Los Angeles, CA – February 11, 2013—OneGoodLove.com (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 Valentine’s 2013 “LGBT State of the Date Report.” The report, based on a survey of over 500 LGBT singles using OneGoodLove, as well as analysis of the stated dating preferences of OneGoodLove’s more than 150,000 members, is a Valentine’s Day snapshot of LGBT dating experiences today.
Gay And Lesbian Daters Are Optimistic About Love And Marriage
Eighty-seven percent of LGBT singles surveyed are optimistic they will find love in 2013, with 39% reporting they are “very” or “extremely” optimistic.  Lesbians are slightly more optimistic than gay men.
Sixty-five percent of gay and lesbian singles report that as states pass laws providing same-sex marriage rights, they find themselves more likely to consider marriage as their long-term dating goal.  Gay men (68%) were more likely than lesbians (58%) to say this.
Somewhat contradictory, when oneGoodLove.com members are asked directly by other members about their relationship goal, only 8% claim “I am looking for marriage.”  LGBT singles, like their hetersexual counterparts, may not want to scare away prospective romantic partners by making marriage the topic of first date conversations.
What LGBT Singles Want
When asked about the one quality that might make them fall in love with a romantic partner, 64% of gay men indicated it was someone who made them feel special, 23% indicated a great sense of humor, 7% indicated attractiveness, and 5% indicated intelligence.  
Forty-five percent of lesbians report sense of humor as the one quality most likely to make them fall in love, followed by 42% who might fall in love with a woman who made them feel special.  Eleven percent of lesbians might fall in love with a woman due to her intelligence.  
Not a single lesbian (0%), and only 1% of gay men surveyed, said being good in bed was the quality most likely to make them fall in love with a potential romantic partner.
Eighty-seven percent of OneGoodLove members are open to meeting a partner with an ethnicity different from their own.  
Forty-one percent reported that they wanted children one day. 
Almost half of LGBT singles don’t want to date a drinker, and 64% of gay men, and 60% of lesbians, don’t want to date a smoker.  Smoking status was the matching criteria rated most important to oneGoodLove singles. 
Fifty-two percent of OneGoodLove singles said their ideal first date is a dinner date.  
Thirty-six percent of gay men, and 41% of lesbians, are willing to travel 50 miles to meet the right date.
Technology and LGBT Dating
LGBT singles reported they are more flirtatious in person (37%), or while texting (36%), than they are using email (15%), while on Facebook (6%), or over the phone (6%).  Not a single LGBT person reported they were the most flirtatious on Twitter (0%), which was one of the possible answers.
When asked their opinion regarding the worst romantic transgression made with technology or social networks, 55% of LGBT singles said breaking up with someone via text or email.  13% said changing your relationship status on your social network to “single” before notifying the person you were dating about the change.  11% said cyber stalking a potential romantic partner, and 10% said speaking badly in your social networks about an ex.
What Moms and Dads Want for LGBT Singles
When asked to report what their parents, “deep in their hearts,” hoped the ultimate outcome of their dating lives would be, 73% of LGBT singles said said their parents would want them to be in a happy, loving relationship with someone of the same sex, while 23% said their parents would prefer them to be in a heterosexual relationship, even if it wasn’t loving or fulfilling.  Four percent reported their parents would want them to be in a loving relationship, fully out as a transgender man or woman.
Lesbians were more likely (32%) to say their parents would want them to be in a heterosexual relationship, even if it wasn’t loving or fulfilling, than were gay men (20%).

“As same-sex marriage rights are achieved state by state, and with a president who has unequivocally stated he is on the side of full rights and equality for the LGBT community, there’s never been a  more promising Valentine’s season for LGBT singles hoping to find their one special someone,” said Frank Mastronuzzi, Co-founder and Chief Love Officer at OneGoodLove.com.  Mastronuzzi is featured inDan Slater’s just-released book, Love in the Time of Algorithms, which looks at the development of the online dating industry and what technology means for the future of relationships. "

Visit the OneGoodLove blog at : blog.onegoodlove.com
Contact Frank Mastronuzzi at:  Frank AT onegoodlove.com
Contact Dan Slater at:  danielbslater AT gmail.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. Early investors include Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com, and former CEO at Match.com, Bret McAlister, CTO of 1-800Dentist, Fred Joyal, and investment strategist and capital formation expert, Anqelique DeMaison.
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OneGoodLove.com Announces Valentine’s 2013 “LGBT State of the Date Report”
65% of LGBT Singles More Likely to Desire Marriage As States Pass Marriage-Rights Laws  

Los Angeles, CA – February 11, 2013—OneGoodLove.com (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 Valentine’s 2013 “LGBT State of the Date Report.” The report, based on a survey of over 500 LGBT singles using OneGoodLove, as well as analysis of the stated dating preferences of OneGoodLove’s more than 150,000 members, is a Valentine’s Day snapshot of LGBT dating experiences today.
Gay And Lesbian Daters Are Optimistic About Love And Marriage
Eighty-seven percent of LGBT singles surveyed are optimistic they will find love in 2013, with 39% reporting they are “very” or “extremely” optimistic.  Lesbians are slightly more optimistic than gay men.
Sixty-five percent of gay and lesbian singles report that as states pass laws providing same-sex marriage rights, they find themselves more likely to consider marriage as their long-term dating goal.  Gay men (68%) were more likely than lesbians (58%) to say this.
Somewhat contradictory, when oneGoodLove.com members are asked directly by other members about their relationship goal, only 8% claim “I am looking for marriage.”  LGBT singles, like their hetersexual counterparts, may not want to scare away prospective romantic partners by making marriage the topic of first date conversations.
What LGBT Singles Want
When asked about the one quality that might make them fall in love with a romantic partner, 64% of gay men indicated it was someone who made them feel special, 23% indicated a great sense of humor, 7% indicated attractiveness, and 5% indicated intelligence.  
Forty-five percent of lesbians report sense of humor as the one quality most likely to make them fall in love, followed by 42% who might fall in love with a woman who made them feel special.  Eleven percent of lesbians might fall in love with a woman due to her intelligence.  
Not a single lesbian (0%), and only 1% of gay men surveyed, said being good in bed was the quality most likely to make them fall in love with a potential romantic partner.
Eighty-seven percent of OneGoodLove members are open to meeting a partner with an ethnicity different from their own.  
Forty-one percent reported that they wanted children one day. 
Almost half of LGBT singles don’t want to date a drinker, and 64% of gay men, and 60% of lesbians, don’t want to date a smoker.  Smoking status was the matching criteria rated most important to oneGoodLove singles. 
Fifty-two percent of OneGoodLove singles said their ideal first date is a dinner date.  
Thirty-six percent of gay men, and 41% of lesbians, are willing to travel 50 miles to meet the right date.
Technology and LGBT Dating
LGBT singles reported they are more flirtatious in person (37%), or while texting (36%), than they are using email (15%), while on Facebook (6%), or over the phone (6%).  Not a single LGBT person reported they were the most flirtatious on Twitter (0%), which was one of the possible answers.
When asked their opinion regarding the worst romantic transgression made with technology or social networks, 55% of LGBT singles said breaking up with someone via text or email.  13% said changing your relationship status on your social network to “single” before notifying the person you were dating about the change.  11% said cyber stalking a potential romantic partner, and 10% said speaking badly in your social networks about an ex.
What Moms and Dads Want for LGBT Singles
When asked to report what their parents, “deep in their hearts,” hoped the ultimate outcome of their dating lives would be, 73% of LGBT singles said said their parents would want them to be in a happy, loving relationship with someone of the same sex, while 23% said their parents would prefer them to be in a heterosexual relationship, even if it wasn’t loving or fulfilling.  Four percent reported their parents would want them to be in a loving relationship, fully out as a transgender man or woman.
Lesbians were more likely (32%) to say their parents would want them to be in a heterosexual relationship, even if it wasn’t loving or fulfilling, than were gay men (20%).

“As same-sex marriage rights are achieved state by state, and with a president who has unequivocally stated he is on the side of full rights and equality for the LGBT community, there’s never been a  more promising Valentine’s season for LGBT singles hoping to find their one special someone,” said Frank Mastronuzzi, Co-founder and Chief Love Officer at OneGoodLove.com.  Mastronuzzi is featured inDan Slater’s just-released book, Love in the Time of Algorithms, which looks at the development of the online dating industry and what technology means for the future of relationships. "

Visit the OneGoodLove blog at : blog.onegoodlove.com
Contact Frank Mastronuzzi at:  Frank AT onegoodlove.com
Contact Dan Slater at:  danielbslater AT gmail.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. Early investors include Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com, and former CEO at Match.com, Bret McAlister, CTO of 1-800Dentist, Fred Joyal, and investment strategist and capital formation expert, Anqelique DeMaison.
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OneGoodLove.com Announces Valentine’s 2013 “LGBT State of the Date Report”
65% of LGBT Singles More Likely to Desire Marriage As States Pass Marriage-Rights Laws  

Los Angeles, CA – February 11, 2013—OneGoodLove.com (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 Valentine’s 2013 “LGBT State of the Date Report.” The report, based on a survey of over 500 LGBT singles using OneGoodLove, as well as analysis of the stated dating preferences of OneGoodLove’s more than 150,000 members, is a Valentine’s Day snapshot of LGBT dating experiences today.
Gay And Lesbian Daters Are Optimistic About Love And Marriage
Eighty-seven percent of LGBT singles surveyed are optimistic they will find love in 2013, with 39% reporting they are “very” or “extremely” optimistic.  Lesbians are slightly more optimistic than gay men.
Sixty-five percent of gay and lesbian singles report that as states pass laws providing same-sex marriage rights, they find themselves more likely to consider marriage as their long-term dating goal.  Gay men (68%) were more likely than lesbians (58%) to say this.
Somewhat contradictory, when oneGoodLove.com members are asked directly by other members about their relationship goal, only 8% claim “I am looking for marriage.”  LGBT singles, like their hetersexual counterparts, may not want to scare away prospective romantic partners by making marriage the topic of first date conversations.
What LGBT Singles Want
When asked about the one quality that might make them fall in love with a romantic partner, 64% of gay men indicated it was someone who made them feel special, 23% indicated a great sense of humor, 7% indicated attractiveness, and 5% indicated intelligence.  
Forty-five percent of lesbians report sense of humor as the one quality most likely to make them fall in love, followed by 42% who might fall in love with a woman who made them feel special.  Eleven percent of lesbians might fall in love with a woman due to her intelligence.  
Not a single lesbian (0%), and only 1% of gay men surveyed, said being good in bed was the quality most likely to make them fall in love with a potential romantic partner.
Eighty-seven percent of OneGoodLove members are open to meeting a partner with an ethnicity different from their own.  
Forty-one percent reported that they wanted children one day. 
Almost half of LGBT singles don’t want to date a drinker, and 64% of gay men, and 60% of lesbians, don’t want to date a smoker.  Smoking status was the matching criteria rated most important to oneGoodLove singles. 
Fifty-two percent of OneGoodLove singles said their ideal first date is a dinner date.  
Thirty-six percent of gay men, and 41% of lesbians, are willing to travel 50 miles to meet the right date.
Technology and LGBT Dating
LGBT singles reported they are more flirtatious in person (37%), or while texting (36%), than they are using email (15%), while on Facebook (6%), or over the phone (6%).  Not a single LGBT person reported they were the most flirtatious on Twitter (0%), which was one of the possible answers.
When asked their opinion regarding the worst romantic transgression made with technology or social networks, 55% of LGBT singles said breaking up with someone via text or email.  13% said changing your relationship status on your social network to “single” before notifying the person you were dating about the change.  11% said cyber stalking a potential romantic partner, and 10% said speaking badly in your social networks about an ex.
What Moms and Dads Want for LGBT Singles
When asked to report what their parents, “deep in their hearts,” hoped the ultimate outcome of their dating lives would be, 73% of LGBT singles said said their parents would want them to be in a happy, loving relationship with someone of the same sex, while 23% said their parents would prefer them to be in a heterosexual relationship, even if it wasn’t loving or fulfilling.  Four percent reported their parents would want them to be in a loving relationship, fully out as a transgender man or woman.
Lesbians were more likely (32%) to say their parents would want them to be in a heterosexual relationship, even if it wasn’t loving or fulfilling, than were gay men (20%).

“As same-sex marriage rights are achieved state by state, and with a president who has unequivocally stated he is on the side of full rights and equality for the LGBT community, there’s never been a  more promising Valentine’s season for LGBT singles hoping to find their one special someone,” said Frank Mastronuzzi, Co-founder and Chief Love Officer at OneGoodLove.com.  Mastronuzzi is featured inDan Slater’s just-released book, Love in the Time of Algorithms, which looks at the development of the online dating industry and what technology means for the future of relationships. "

Visit the OneGoodLove blog at : blog.onegoodlove.com
Contact Frank Mastronuzzi at:  Frank AT onegoodlove.com
Contact Dan Slater at:  danielbslater AT gmail.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. Early investors include Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com, and former CEO at Match.com, Bret McAlister, CTO of 1-800Dentist, Fred Joyal, and investment strategist and capital formation expert, Anqelique DeMaison.
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OneGoodLove.com Announces Valentine’s 2013 “LGBT State of the Date Report”

65% of LGBT Singles More Likely to Desire Marriage As States Pass Marriage-Rights Laws  

Los Angeles, CA – February 11, 2013—OneGoodLove.com (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 Valentine’s 2013 “LGBT State of the Date Report.” The report, based on a survey of over 500 LGBT singles using OneGoodLove, as well as analysis of the stated dating preferences of OneGoodLove’s more than 150,000 members, is a Valentine’s Day snapshot of LGBT dating experiences today.

Gay And Lesbian Daters Are Optimistic About Love And Marriage

Eighty-seven percent of LGBT singles surveyed are optimistic they will find love in 2013, with 39% reporting they are “very” or “extremely” optimistic.  Lesbians are slightly more optimistic than gay men.

Sixty-five percent of gay and lesbian singles report that as states pass laws providing same-sex marriage rights, they find themselves more likely to consider marriage as their long-term dating goal.  Gay men (68%) were more likely than lesbians (58%) to say this.

Somewhat contradictory, when oneGoodLove.com members are asked directly by other members about their relationship goal, only 8% claim “I am looking for marriage.”  LGBT singles, like their hetersexual counterparts, may not want to scare away prospective romantic partners by making marriage the topic of first date conversations.

What LGBT Singles Want

When asked about the one quality that might make them fall in love with a romantic partner, 64% of gay men indicated it was someone who made them feel special, 23% indicated a great sense of humor, 7% indicated attractiveness, and 5% indicated intelligence. 

Forty-five percent of lesbians report sense of humor as the one quality most likely to make them fall in love, followed by 42% who might fall in love with a woman who made them feel special.  Eleven percent of lesbians might fall in love with a woman due to her intelligence. 

Not a single lesbian (0%), and only 1% of gay men surveyed, said being good in bed was the quality most likely to make them fall in love with a potential romantic partner.

Eighty-seven percent of OneGoodLove members are open to meeting a partner with an ethnicity different from their own. 

Forty-one percent reported that they wanted children one day.

Almost half of LGBT singles don’t want to date a drinker, and 64% of gay men, and 60% of lesbians, don’t want to date a smoker.  Smoking status was the matching criteria rated most important to oneGoodLove singles.

Fifty-two percent of OneGoodLove singles said their ideal first date is a dinner date. 

Thirty-six percent of gay men, and 41% of lesbians, are willing to travel 50 miles to meet the right date.

Technology and LGBT Dating

LGBT singles reported they are more flirtatious in person (37%), or while texting (36%), than they are using email (15%), while on Facebook (6%), or over the phone (6%).  Not a single LGBT person reported they were the most flirtatious on Twitter (0%), which was one of the possible answers.

When asked their opinion regarding the worst romantic transgression made with technology or social networks, 55% of LGBT singles said breaking up with someone via text or email.  13% said changing your relationship status on your social network to “single” before notifying the person you were dating about the change.  11% said cyber stalking a potential romantic partner, and 10% said speaking badly in your social networks about an ex.

What Moms and Dads Want for LGBT Singles

When asked to report what their parents, “deep in their hearts,” hoped the ultimate outcome of their dating lives would be, 73% of LGBT singles said said their parents would want them to be in a happy, loving relationship with someone of the same sex, while 23% said their parents would prefer them to be in a heterosexual relationship, even if it wasn’t loving or fulfilling.  Four percent reported their parents would want them to be in a loving relationship, fully out as a transgender man or woman.

Lesbians were more likely (32%) to say their parents would want them to be in a heterosexual relationship, even if it wasn’t loving or fulfilling, than were gay men (20%).

As same-sex marriage rights are achieved state by state, and with a president who has unequivocally stated he is on the side of full rights and equality for the LGBT community, there’s never been a  more promising Valentine’s season for LGBT singles hoping to find their one special someone,” said Frank Mastronuzzi, Co-founder and Chief Love Officer at OneGoodLove.com.  Mastronuzzi is featured inDan Slater’s just-released book, Love in the Time of Algorithms, which looks at the development of the online dating industry and what technology means for the future of relationships. "

Visit the OneGoodLove blog at : blog.onegoodlove.com

Contact Frank Mastronuzzi at:  Frank AT onegoodlove.com

Contact Dan Slater at:  danielbslater AT gmail.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. Early investors include Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com, and former CEO at Match.com, Bret McAlister, CTO of 1-800Dentist, Fred Joyal, and investment strategist and capital formation expert, Anqelique DeMaison.

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TAKE CONTROL OF LOVE (Click on image to see show)!!!
Some people want true love to naturally happen, but others advise to go out and make it happen.
Check out the OneGoodLove Team on the Huffington Post Live segment in which there are many experienced dating experts suggesting you take the bull by the horns.
Watch this great segment so you get ideas of what to do and help your love life get on track! 

Source: The Huffington Post

TAKE CONTROL OF LOVE (Click on image to see show)!!!

Some people want true love to naturally happen, but others advise to go out and make it happen.

Check out the OneGoodLove Team on the Huffington Post Live segment in which there are many experienced dating experts suggesting you take the bull by the horns.

Watch this great segment so you get ideas of what to do and help your love life get on track! 

Source: The Huffington Post

OneGoodLove.com Names President Barack Obama 2013 Honorary Gay Valentine

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 Dating Site for Relationship and Marriage-Minded LGBT Singles Honors Obama’s Marriage-Equality Efforts

Los Angeles, CA – February 7, 2013—Happy Valentine’s Day, Mr. President.  LGBT online dating site, OneGoodLove.com (www.onegoodlove.com), today named President Barack Obama its 2013 Honorary Gay Valentine. The relationship-focused, LGBT dating site selected President Obama for his ongoing efforts to speak out about full equality for gay and lesbian citizens, helping to set the stage for the day lesbian and gay couples secure equal federal marriage rights.       

The President Speaks Up About Gay and Lesbian Love and Marriage

During President Obama’s inauguration speech on January 21, 2013 the President stated, “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law—for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” 

In an LGBT pride proclamation, issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary on June 1, 2012, the President stated, And because we must treat others the way we want to be treated, I personally believe in marriage equality for same-sex couples.”

Demonstrating that passion often follows politics, in a January survey of more than 500 LGBT singles using OneGoodLove.com, 65% of gay and lesbian singles reported that as states pass laws providing same-sex marriage rights, they find themselves more likely to consider marriage as their long-term dating goal.

 “Political efforts for full equality for LGBT citizens influence not only the quality of our lives, but the dreams and desires we allow ourselves to acknowledge as possible,” said Frank Mastronuzzi, Co-founder and Chief Love Officer at OneGoodLove.com.  

“President Obama showed a tremendous amount of courage standing up for marriage equality, given the inundation of opposition that was sure to follow,” said Nicholas Marlin, Co-founder and Director of Love at OneGoodLove.com.  “By standing up for our rights on such a definitive public stage, he clearly demonstrated his love for his ‘gay brothers and sisters.’   We felt a strong desire to show him that we love him back by naming President Obama our 2013 Honorary Gay Valentine. Mr. President, we love you!”

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. Early investors include Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com, and former CEO at Match.com, Bret McAlister, CTO of 1-800Dentist, Fred Joyal, and investment strategist and capital formation expert, Anqelique DeMaison.

Stop Waiting for Love to Find You… Please Just Buy a Lottery Ticket Instead!

Because our offices are based in the heart of West Hollywood, my business partner Nicholas and I work for a few hours every morning at the local gay Starbucks, affectionately referred to as the “Gaybucks.” While there, we often talk to a lot of people about their online dating experiences and their challenges with being single in 2013. Unofficially, our friends at Starbucks have becomeOneGoodLove's incredible focus group in real time.
In fact, there is a group of three friends that shows up at this Starbucks every morning that we jokingly refer to as “The View,” because they sit at a high-top table drinking their coffee and talking about their dating lives and current events. It is a lot of fun to watch as the fourth seat at the table gets filled again and again by a “guest.” In turn, they joke about us hosting “office hours” for love advice for all the gays and lesbians who track through one of the busiest Starbuck stores in the country. After all, we remind them, our goal at OneGoodLove is to help every pot find its lid!
A recurring complaint we hear in our conversations at Starbucks is, “I just haven’t found the right person yet.” But when we press people further on what they are doing to be proactive to change their love life in 2013, we often get blank stares, sort of like the stare Mariah Carey recently gave on American Idol after hearing about how Nicki Minaj makes crispy turkey bacon each morning. Priceless.
Seriously, what continues to amaze us is that even when we help friends put profiles up on our site and give them free subscriptions, they tend to set up their profiles and wait for somebody to contact them. Seriously? We just don’t understand why people are great at going to the gym and changing their diets to keep their new year’s resolutions, but when it comes to their love lives, they just sit like a lame duck Congress and wait for something to happen. This approach brings to mind a saying my mom always says to me: “Honey, you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a lottery ticket.”
Come on! Really? Why are so many of you unwilling to make the first move when you see somebody you’re attracted to in the club, on an online dating site or right here at Starbucks? For God’s sake, please just smile and just say “hello” to the venti-two-pump-vanilla-skinny-latte guy with the great, scruffy face, tight Diesel jeans and killer Converse sneakers. Making the first move is extremely sexy, and you have nothing to lose!
We’ve heard enough already. For all you passive single folks out there, here is our tough love advice for 2013:
Stop your bitching and get off your ass. Be proactive with your love life in 2013 and actually start smiling and saying “hello” to that cute guy or girl at the grocery store. They won’t bite, and, at a minimum, they will say “hello” back. We promise. You will never find out if you don’t try something new. Go ahead and be the person to send the first email on that dating site. Take a chance.
Don’t do a half-assed job on your online dating profiles. Take the right amount of time on your profiles to make sure it communicates who you really are. Take new photos, and please do not use the same tired, old ones. Your friends want you to find love, so they will be more than happy to snap some photos of you.
Don’t set it and forget it. Many of you set up your profiles and then sit back and wait to be contacted. It’s not an advertisement. It’s an interactive profile, so make it interactive. Life will pass you by if you sit back and never jump into the center of the double-dutch jump rope. Send out some messages. Who cares if you don’t get a response back? Really, who cares? Get over yourself.
Set a few achievable goals. Initiate contact with two new people each day for a week. You will be pleasantly surprised by how just saying “hello” will change the number of messages you get. And here’s to many happy dates.

I mean, I also love the scene from Pretty Woman in which Edward comes charging up the street, hanging out of the sun roof of his white limo, holding an umbrella as a sword, and professing his love for Vivian. But Vivian doesn’t get to that point by sitting back and waiting for Edward to just come along. She puts herself out there. She buys a damn lottery ticket.
Much love, and happy dating!

Stop Waiting for Love to Find You… Please Just Buy a Lottery Ticket Instead!

Because our offices are based in the heart of West Hollywood, my business partner Nicholas and I work for a few hours every morning at the local gay Starbucks, affectionately referred to as the “Gaybucks.” While there, we often talk to a lot of people about their online dating experiences and their challenges with being single in 2013. Unofficially, our friends at Starbucks have becomeOneGoodLove's incredible focus group in real time.

In fact, there is a group of three friends that shows up at this Starbucks every morning that we jokingly refer to as “The View,” because they sit at a high-top table drinking their coffee and talking about their dating lives and current events. It is a lot of fun to watch as the fourth seat at the table gets filled again and again by a “guest.” In turn, they joke about us hosting “office hours” for love advice for all the gays and lesbians who track through one of the busiest Starbuck stores in the country. After all, we remind them, our goal at OneGoodLove is to help every pot find its lid!

A recurring complaint we hear in our conversations at Starbucks is, “I just haven’t found the right person yet.” But when we press people further on what they are doing to be proactive to change their love life in 2013, we often get blank stares, sort of like the stare Mariah Carey recently gave on American Idol after hearing about how Nicki Minaj makes crispy turkey bacon each morning. Priceless.

Seriously, what continues to amaze us is that even when we help friends put profiles up on our site and give them free subscriptions, they tend to set up their profiles and wait for somebody to contact them. Seriously? We just don’t understand why people are great at going to the gym and changing their diets to keep their new year’s resolutions, but when it comes to their love lives, they just sit like a lame duck Congress and wait for something to happen. This approach brings to mind a saying my mom always says to me: “Honey, you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a lottery ticket.”

Come on! Really? Why are so many of you unwilling to make the first move when you see somebody you’re attracted to in the club, on an online dating site or right here at Starbucks? For God’s sake, please just smile and just say “hello” to the venti-two-pump-vanilla-skinny-latte guy with the great, scruffy face, tight Diesel jeans and killer Converse sneakers. Making the first move is extremely sexy, and you have nothing to lose!

We’ve heard enough already. For all you passive single folks out there, here is our tough love advice for 2013:

  • Stop your bitching and get off your ass. Be proactive with your love life in 2013 and actually start smiling and saying “hello” to that cute guy or girl at the grocery store. They won’t bite, and, at a minimum, they will say “hello” back. We promise. You will never find out if you don’t try something new. Go ahead and be the person to send the first email on that dating site. Take a chance.
  • Don’t do a half-assed job on your online dating profiles. Take the right amount of time on your profiles to make sure it communicates who you really are. Take new photos, and please do not use the same tired, old ones. Your friends want you to find love, so they will be more than happy to snap some photos of you.
  • Don’t set it and forget it. Many of you set up your profiles and then sit back and wait to be contacted. It’s not an advertisement. It’s an interactive profile, so make it interactive. Life will pass you by if you sit back and never jump into the center of the double-dutch jump rope. Send out some messages. Who cares if you don’t get a response back? Really, who cares? Get over yourself.
  • Set a few achievable goals. Initiate contact with two new people each day for a week. You will be pleasantly surprised by how just saying “hello” will change the number of messages you get. And here’s to many happy dates.

I mean, I also love the scene from Pretty Woman in which Edward comes charging up the street, hanging out of the sun roof of his white limo, holding an umbrella as a sword, and professing his love for Vivian. But Vivian doesn’t get to that point by sitting back and waiting for Edward to just come along. She puts herself out there. She buys a damn lottery ticket.

Much love, and happy dating!

Team OneGoodLove was pleased to be at the 2011 Equality California Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA.  We not only met an incredible group of new friends but we got to meet many of the award recipients including California Attorney General, Camilla Harris.
Thank you EQCA for a wonderful evening and loads of fun!
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Team OneGoodLove was pleased to be at the 2011 Equality California Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA.  We not only met an incredible group of new friends but we got to meet many of the award recipients including California Attorney General, Camilla Harris.
Thank you EQCA for a wonderful evening and loads of fun!
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Team OneGoodLove was pleased to be at the 2011 Equality California Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA.  We not only met an incredible group of new friends but we got to meet many of the award recipients including California Attorney General, Camilla Harris.
Thank you EQCA for a wonderful evening and loads of fun!
ZoomInfo
Team OneGoodLove was pleased to be at the 2011 Equality California Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA.  We not only met an incredible group of new friends but we got to meet many of the award recipients including California Attorney General, Camilla Harris.
Thank you EQCA for a wonderful evening and loads of fun!
ZoomInfo
Team OneGoodLove was pleased to be at the 2011 Equality California Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA.  We not only met an incredible group of new friends but we got to meet many of the award recipients including California Attorney General, Camilla Harris.
Thank you EQCA for a wonderful evening and loads of fun!
ZoomInfo
Team OneGoodLove was pleased to be at the 2011 Equality California Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA.  We not only met an incredible group of new friends but we got to meet many of the award recipients including California Attorney General, Camilla Harris.
Thank you EQCA for a wonderful evening and loads of fun!
ZoomInfo
Team OneGoodLove was pleased to be at the 2011 Equality California Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA.  We not only met an incredible group of new friends but we got to meet many of the award recipients including California Attorney General, Camilla Harris.
Thank you EQCA for a wonderful evening and loads of fun!
ZoomInfo
Team OneGoodLove was pleased to be at the 2011 Equality California Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA.  We not only met an incredible group of new friends but we got to meet many of the award recipients including California Attorney General, Camilla Harris.
Thank you EQCA for a wonderful evening and loads of fun!
ZoomInfo
Team OneGoodLove was pleased to be at the 2011 Equality California Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA.  We not only met an incredible group of new friends but we got to meet many of the award recipients including California Attorney General, Camilla Harris.
Thank you EQCA for a wonderful evening and loads of fun!
ZoomInfo
Team OneGoodLove was pleased to be at the 2011 Equality California Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA.  We not only met an incredible group of new friends but we got to meet many of the award recipients including California Attorney General, Camilla Harris.
Thank you EQCA for a wonderful evening and loads of fun!
ZoomInfo

Team OneGoodLove was pleased to be at the 2011 Equality California Award Ceremony in San Francisco, CA.  We not only met an incredible group of new friends but we got to meet many of the award recipients including California Attorney General, Camilla Harris.

Thank you EQCA for a wonderful evening and loads of fun!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
oneGoodLove.com Launches Beta 2.0 Relationship-Focused Dating Site For LGBT Singles 
Redesigned Site Offers “Marriage” as a Relationship Goal and Allows Armed Service Members to “Come Out”  
 Los Angeles, CA – July, 2012—oneGoodLove.com (www.onegoodlove.com), the Internet’s first relationship-focused online dating service for gay men and lesbians, announced today the launch of a 2.0 Beta site, redesigned with enhanced searching and matching, “marriage” as a stated relationship goal, and for the first time, allowing LGBT singles to identify as members of the United States Armed Forces during registration.   The new site, developed by members of the LGBT community, is live today with more than eighty-five thousand profiles of LGBT singles seeking loving relationships or marriage.
“Leading dating sites that focus on loving relationships and marriage have either rejected gays and lesbians from membership, like eHarmony did for years, or have treated them dismissively— willing to monetize the LGBT community, but rarely willing to customize a dating experience to actually meet their needs,” said Frank Mastronuzzi, Founder and CEO at oneGoodLove.com, and formerly senior manager of business development at Match.com.  “LGBT singles want what all singles want from their dating site, an opportunity to meet quality dates who are a good fit for them, based on the dating criteria they find meaningful.” Mastronuzzi is known to show up at dating industry events with Cinderella’s glass slipper, demonstrating the importance of “fit” for LGBT singles when dating online.   
A Newly Customized LGBT Dating Experience At oneGoodLove.com
Profiles include information pertinent to LGBT dating, including self-descriptions like “butch” or “femme,” HIV status, “top” or “bottom,” as well as the opportunity for singles  to describe how “out” they are.
Minimized “rejection factor,” as members are only matched with profiles of singles who are open to meeting someone like them, and have the option to only see profiles that match their stated dating criteria.
Dating focus at oneGoodLove.com is long-term relationships and marriage.  Hookups, flings and one night stands are not the goal of oneGoodLove members, setting it apart form other popular gay and lesbian dating sites.
Customized matching algorithm for same-sex couples, and the only dating personality profile test created specifically for the LGBT community by a gay relationship expert with a PhD in psychology, based upon research from long-term gay and lesbian couples.
Gay Love Advice Magazine (GLAM) provides much-needed relationship and dating content and support, created specifically for the gay and lesbian dating community.
Members can allocate five percent of their monthly subscription fees to gay non-profits, including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the Human Rights Campaign and Lambda Legal.
Civil Rights Advances Play Out In Same-Sex Online Dating
President Obama recently made a bold statement in support of same-sex marriage, while California’s anti-gay marriage proposition 8 is on its way to the Supreme Court. Many LGBT activists now believe the “Defense of Marriage Act” will be overturned soon.  States including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire and New York now offer same-sex marriage rights to their citizens.  According to the United States Census there were 131,297 gay married households and 514,735 unmarried gay households in 2010.  As same-sex marriage has moved to the forefront of political discussion, more and more LGBT singles have acknowledged their interest in falling in love, and eventually marrying, their one special someone.  Few online dating sites, even those catering to gay men and lesbians, make “marriage” an option for LGBT daters.
In 2011, the United States Armed services revoked “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DODT), after a seventeen-year battle for justice and equality waged by the LGBT community and its supporters. While single Gay men and Lesbians have long been attracted to singles who have served their country in the military, most LGBT servicemen and servicewomen were reluctant to disclose their sexual orientation.  On oneGoodLove.com  LGBT members of the Armed Service can now come forward and be authentic about their military career, and civilian LGBT singles can actively search for singles who are members of the Armed Services. 
The Gay and Lesbian Market
There are an estimated 16 million single gays and lesbians in the U.S. market.  
Currently the gay and lesbian market is estimated to generate $70MM in subscription revenue annually for the online dating industry. 
Overall annual purchasing power of the gay and lesbian market in the U.S. is $835 billion.
About ONEGOODLOVE.COM: 
oneGoodLove.com is the first online dating site built specifically for relationship-minded gay and lesbian singles.  Founded by Frank Mastronuzzi, former senior manager of business development at Match.com, 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. The company is committed to giving back to the LGBT community through corporate volunteerism and donations to LGBT non-profits. Early investors include Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com, and former CEO at Match.com, Bret McAlister, CTO of 1-800Dentist, and Fred Joyal, Founder of 1-800Dentist.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

oneGoodLove.com Launches Beta 2.0 Relationship-Focused Dating Site For LGBT Singles

Redesigned Site Offers “Marriage” as a Relationship Goal and Allows Armed Service Members to “Come Out”  

 Los Angeles, CA – July, 2012—oneGoodLove.com (www.onegoodlove.com), the Internet’s first relationship-focused online dating service for gay men and lesbians, announced today the launch of a 2.0 Beta site, redesigned with enhanced searching and matching, “marriage” as a stated relationship goal, and for the first time, allowing LGBT singles to identify as members of the United States Armed Forces during registration.   The new site, developed by members of the LGBT community, is live today with more than eighty-five thousand profiles of LGBT singles seeking loving relationships or marriage.

“Leading dating sites that focus on loving relationships and marriage have either rejected gays and lesbians from membership, like eHarmony did for years, or have treated them dismissively— willing to monetize the LGBT community, but rarely willing to customize a dating experience to actually meet their needs,” said Frank Mastronuzzi, Founder and CEO at oneGoodLove.com, and formerly senior manager of business development at Match.com.  “LGBT singles want what all singles want from their dating site, an opportunity to meet quality dates who are a good fit for them, based on the dating criteria they find meaningful.” Mastronuzzi is known to show up at dating industry events with Cinderella’s glass slipper, demonstrating the importance of “fit” for LGBT singles when dating online.   

A Newly Customized LGBT Dating Experience At oneGoodLove.com

Profiles include information pertinent to LGBT dating, including self-descriptions like “butch” or “femme,” HIV status, “top” or “bottom,” as well as the opportunity for singles  to describe how “out” they are.

Minimized “rejection factor,” as members are only matched with profiles of singles who are open to meeting someone like them, and have the option to only see profiles that match their stated dating criteria.

Dating focus at oneGoodLove.com is long-term relationships and marriage.  Hookups, flings and one night stands are not the goal of oneGoodLove members, setting it apart form other popular gay and lesbian dating sites.

Customized matching algorithm for same-sex couples, and the only dating personality profile test created specifically for the LGBT community by a gay relationship expert with a PhD in psychology, based upon research from long-term gay and lesbian couples.

Gay Love Advice Magazine (GLAM) provides much-needed relationship and dating content and support, created specifically for the gay and lesbian dating community.

Members can allocate five percent of their monthly subscription fees to gay non-profits, including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the Human Rights Campaign and Lambda Legal.

Civil Rights Advances Play Out In Same-Sex Online Dating

President Obama recently made a bold statement in support of same-sex marriage, while California’s anti-gay marriage proposition 8 is on its way to the Supreme Court. Many LGBT activists now believe the “Defense of Marriage Act” will be overturned soon.  States including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire and New York now offer same-sex marriage rights to their citizens.  According to the United States Census there were 131,297 gay married households and 514,735 unmarried gay households in 2010.  As same-sex marriage has moved to the forefront of political discussion, more and more LGBT singles have acknowledged their interest in falling in love, and eventually marrying, their one special someone.  Few online dating sites, even those catering to gay men and lesbians, make “marriage” an option for LGBT daters.

In 2011, the United States Armed services revoked “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DODT), after a seventeen-year battle for justice and equality waged by the LGBT community and its supporters. While single Gay men and Lesbians have long been attracted to singles who have served their country in the military, most LGBT servicemen and servicewomen were reluctant to disclose their sexual orientation.  On oneGoodLove.com  LGBT members of the Armed Service can now come forward and be authentic about their military career, and civilian LGBT singles can actively search for singles who are members of the Armed Services. 

The Gay and Lesbian Market

There are an estimated 16 million single gays and lesbians in the U.S. market. 

Currently the gay and lesbian market is estimated to generate $70MM in subscription revenue annually for the online dating industry.

Overall annual purchasing power of the gay and lesbian market in the U.S. is $835 billion.

About ONEGOODLOVE.COM: 

oneGoodLove.com is the first online dating site built specifically for relationship-minded gay and lesbian singles.  Founded by Frank Mastronuzzi, former senior manager of business development at Match.com, 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. The company is committed to giving back to the LGBT community through corporate volunteerism and donations to LGBT non-profits. Early investors include Tim Sullivan, CEO of Ancestry.com, and former CEO at Match.com, Bret McAlister, CTO of 1-800Dentist, and Fred Joyal, Founder of 1-800Dentist.

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ADORABLE COUPLE ALERT

Nikki and Laura - Professional women’s soccer players, Nikki Baker and Laura del Rio kick it on and off the filed. Check out their adorable interview. Much love to you Nikki and Laura…..

Laura and Nikki

How they met

Nikki: We were teammates on a professional soccer team called FC Indiana. [FC is short for Football Club.] We played offense together. However, Laura is from Spain. We hardly spoke, due to the language barrier, but one day we started a conversation using Google Translate. So the next day I began learning Spanish and Laura began learning English. And we’ve been a couple ever since.

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