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New Dating Site Caters To LGBTs Looking For Soul Mates Not Hookups

Head east down Santa Monica, and as you drive through West Hollywood, you will see the gayest billboard ever. Standing proud above Palm Car Wash is a gigantic photo of two men kissing and the words, “First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage.” It’s part of the ad campaign for OneGoodLove, the only dating website for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender singles seeking marriage or long-term relationships, which launches at a rather opportune time.

Since the landmark defeats of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8, the LGBT community has taken to their new marriage rights like no ones’ business. A recent survey of LGBT individuals indicates that 76 percent of all gay and lesbian singles now see marriage in their future, with 58 percent identifying marriage as their ultimate dating goal. In fact, the LGBT community has surged ahead their straight counterparts, with only 61 percent of straight singles harboring any sort of intent of getting married.

Furthermore, the marriage equality rulings have affected more than just the LGBT community. While 41 percent of gay and lesbian respondents report that their families already see same-sex relationships as a positive thing, more than a third stated that the recent cultural shifts and gains in marriage equality would help their parents see their personal same-sex relationships in a more positive light.

Thus, with marriage on the mind, OneGoodLove’s billboard not only fits in perfectly with the relationship goals emerging in the LGBT community, but also presents the gayest version of love—not “gay” in the pejorative sense, but gay as in the traditional sense—gay as in happy, gay as in joyful, and gay as in fully accepting. It suggests that in this new era of marriage equality, love is the defining factor in marriage, and with it, any couple is free to say, “I do.”


Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/new-dating-site-caters-to-lgbts-looking-for-soul-mates-not-hookups-20130730/#ixzz2b8ObYzZL

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Public Displays of Affection For Gay & Lesbian Couples

For a heterosexual couple, public displays of affection are usually no big deal. Nobody is going to get upset if they see a man and woman kissing on the street. But with gays and lesbians it’s a different story.

This is something I realized right after my first relationship. My first relationship was a heterosexual one, and back then, I never felt uncomfortable showing affection in public. But when I entered a lesbian relationship it became much more complex. I felt like all eyes were on me whenever I made any move towards my partner. Even kissing my partner in a deserted part of town by the water where no one was watching felt unsafe. After all, anybody could come upon us at any minute and discover what we were doing. And who knows what would happen then? (Yes, I do admit to being a bit paranoid.)

You may think I live in the Midwest but actually I live in New York City, and even in this liberated city, it is a very rare sight for me to see two men or two women being affectionate with each other, unless it’s at a club or other kind of gay event. Turns out it’s not just me—a lot of other gay men and women are paranoid too. And it’s understandable why: you simply never know the reaction someone is going to have. Just because you live in New York, it doesn’t mean everyone is pro-gay.

And then there are some gay people who don’t like being lovey-dovey in public, and it has nothing to do with fear. They don’t want to be put on display. They believe love is for the bedroom. That’s understandable as well. Just because you are gay doesn’t mean you are comfortable with public displays of your sexuality.

If you feel uncomfortable with public displays of affection, for whatever reason, discuss it with your partner. Don’t just reject him or her without giving a reason. That’s the worst thing you could do and will lead to major tension within your relationship.

Explain why you feel wary about it. Some gays and lesbians are afraid of public displays of affection because they’ve been harassed before while kissing a partner. If that has happened to you, tell your partner about it. It will help her to understand your fear better.

In addition, it can be a problem even if both of you like PDAs. You may not mind a public display of affection once in a while, but the girlfriend who constantly wants to grab your butt in public is a problem. She is trying to say to the world: “This is my possession and you can’t have it.” Do you really want to go out with someone like that?

Whatever you do, don’t let your partner pressure you into doing something you are uncomfortable with. Don’t let her make you feel guilty, or make you feel like it’s your duty as an activist to showcase your relationship in front of straight people. It’s not your duty to do that; it’s only your duty to be happy. 

To start showing Public Displays of Affection, why not find your life partner on OneGoodLove.com now.

Use promo code “FINDLOVE” at check out and get 20% off all subscriptions! Don’t wait and act now

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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 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.

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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