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!”
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.