Grindr unveils users’ top 2023 queer dating and culture trends


Grindr, the world’s most popular queer dating app, has released its annual “Unwrapped” report, providing insights into its users’ preferences and top moments of 2023.

To compile its gay year in review, the app aggregated anonymous data from its global user base and surveyed the community on various hot topics and trends.

In addition to anonymous activity data from its 13 million monthly users, Grindr conducted surveys with over 10,000 users on their top pop culture moments of 2023, covering everything from the ultimate gay gasp to the biggest baby girl.

The resulting report offers a deeper look into global behavioural trends and spills the tea on current events in the pop culture landscape.

“As a community, we’ve always had our finger on the pulse of pop culture, and it’s always so much fun to see Grindr users’ hot takes on the year via Unwrapped,” said Tristan Pineiro, VP of Brand Marketing and Communications.
According to Grindr, Sunday at 6 pm was the most active day and time on the app. The report also revealed countries where specific sexual roles dominated in the past year, something to consider in your global travels.

Roles, Preferences, and Tribes

The highest percentage of tops was found in Trinidad and Tobago, Kenya, China, Myanmar, and Greece. As for bottoms, the highest percentage was in South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Denmark, and Finland.

Sides, those who prefer sex without anal penetration, were most likely to be found in Singapore, the Philippines, China, Kenya, and New Zealand, while the highest percentage of versatile guys was in Finland, Austria, Germany, Australia, and Hungary.
When it comes to gay “tribes,” bears were most common in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria, UAE, and Greece, geeks in France, Canada, USA, Brazil, and Belgium, and twinks in the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Interestingly, Grindr discovered that South Africa was the country with the second-highest percentage of guys most likely to say “no” to NSFW photos (Kenya was first, and Nigeria was third).

Top Pop Culture Moments of 2023

The app’s pop culture survey unveiled users’ hottest men of the year, with Henry Cavill in first place, followed by Lil Nas X, Troye Sivan, Luke Evans, and Jonathan Bailey.

Gay men worldwide seemingly couldn’t stop listening to Kylie Minogue in 2023, with the songstress’ work voted the top album for Tension and the top song for Padam Padam.

Beyoncé was named Mother of the Year, while the most popular film of the year was Barbie, followed by Red, White & Royal Blue, Oppenheimer, Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.

Shows that made an impact were led by Heartstopper in the top spot, as well as White Lotus, Drag Race, The Last of Us, and Fellow Travelers.

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