Following the legalization of gay marriage last year, a new online dating site is connecting people all over the world in hopes of developing lasting and loving relationships.
With over 100,000 members already registered, LoveWinsDating.com aims to break down the boundaries of the gay dating scene by pushing out the infamous hook-up culture that has branded the online dating community for so long.
"Our members are looking for the perfect person, that forever partner, to form a strong and loving relationship with," said Daniel Woolmer, PR and Marketing Manager for Warehouse Dating and love blogger for The SWExperts. "That in itself is what separates us from other sites where people are going to just hook-up."
Initially launched in July 2015 by online dating business Warehouse Dating, the new site encourages the growth of strong lasting relationships by offering its members features such as reading and sending messages, sending gifts to members you like, an online member chat forum, mobile alerts and a personalized dating diary.
According to Woolmer, the time for a love-driven dating site for the LGBT community is important now more than ever before.
“I believe that LGBT have not been given a solid chance to really express how we feel for who we naturally are attracted to, until now with the acceptance with marriage equality and the progression of the LGBT community as a whole,” said Woolmer. “Things are on the change and long lasting relationships will be a more seen thing for the LGBT community.”
Woolmer believes that the community has not had a chance to truly commit to one another because they have not been able to fully commit to themselves whilst living in a society that did not see them as equal.
That, coupled with not having enough time to dedicate to another individual who is not involved with work, friends or family, is something that has hindered the LGBT community from building strong bonds with a mate, according to Woolmer.
According to DatingAdvice.com, Grindr, Scruff, Tinder and Match.com are some of the most popular dating sites in use today. These app-based dating sites have picked up a notorious hook-up stigma. The same stigma that has been attached the LGBT community for so long.
But, LoveWinsDating.com is different from these sites in the fact that it is not available in app form. According to Woolmer, the quick and easy access of an app promotes quick and easy relationships.
“If you’re serious about finding a relationship you need to take the time to look. Also the site is set out very differently than most and asks you much more information so you can get the best match results,” Woolmer said.
Despite this, the love site is still accessible via a mobile device.
LoveWinsDating.com continues to gain momentum as the world begins to embrace the LGBT community.
Since the marriage equality ruling, LoveWinsDating is quickly gaining members, according to Woolmer.
When asked how can someone find love through LoveWinsDating.com, Woolmer put if very simply.
“This may sound silly but the simplest way to make a site like Love Wins work for you is to sign up in the first place,” Woolmer said.