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05/25/2016 04:10 pm ET

New Study Reveals What Queer Singles Are Really Looking For

Match.com looked at what LGBTQ people want in love, life and marriage.
Match.com has created the "largest nationally-representative study of American singles who identify as LGBTQ," released
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Match.com has created the "largest nationally-representative study of American singles who identify as LGBTQ," released May 24. 

The Supreme Court's 2015 ruling on same-sex marriage changed the course of history, but according to a new survey, it didn't have much impact on how single LGBTQ people view marriage.  

Match.com found that 61 percent of LGBTQ singles said that last year's SCOTUS decision has no effect on their attitude toward marriage whatsoever.

That's just one of many revelations found in LGBTQ in America, which Match is touting as the "largest nationally-representative study of American singles who identify as LGBTQ" and was produced in association with Dr. Justin R. Garcia, an evolutionary biologist and gender studies professor at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute

Among the other findings in the survey, which polled over 1,000 LGBTQ singles between the ages of 18 and 70-plus: 74 percent said their family would support them in a same-sex marriage. Fifty-two percent of lesbians said they want kids, compared to 36 percent of gay men. 

Mobile apps, unsurprisingly, are the new matchmakers, with 56 percent of respondents saying they've dated someone they've met online. 

Released May 24, LGBTQ in America represents an expanded take on Match's annual Singles in America report. According to Garcia, the revised research was intended to include "more people of diverse identities" in an effort to "better understand singles today."

"Today’s society is full of rich gender and sexual diversity, however relatively little is known about the dating experiences of LGBTQ people," Garcia said in a press release. The research is insightful, he said, because "nearly half of the LGBTQ population in America identifies as single, and a vast majority of these singles, some 80 percent, are seeking a committed relationship." 

Head here to read more about Match.com's LGBTQ in America poll.

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