London Grindr users on the 2017 general election

UK prime minister Theresa May has called a snap election, to be held on 8 June 2017.

I’ve previously polled Grindr users on Brexit, Scottish independence, the 2016 US election, and the previous UK election, in Scotland and in Wales. This time, I asked 519 Grindr users in England, in and around London, which political parties they’re supporting.

The following is a sample of the replies.

(Identifiable faces in profile pictures have been censored.)

Me: Good morning, Bj now🍆💦. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Bj now🍆💦: What?
Me: Good morning, NO TORIES!. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
NO TORIES!: Labour
Me: Good evening, London Guy. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
London Guy: Lib Dem :)

Unfortunately can't back Labour's class warfare
Me: Good morning, Probe Droid. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Probe Droid: UKIP
Me: Good evening, ACCOM_NOW. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
ACCOM_NOW: Hi I do not vote I am not a UK citizen. But I appreciate your creative way to select your fuck mates
Me: Good afternoon, older4younger. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
older4younger: Possibly not the same as you
older4younger: Mrs May is my choice. No one  else is comes near her
older4younger: Labour are a joke already the pound is dropping further due to the latest  polls.everything is goibg to be much more expensive. Starting with petrol.
Me: Good morning, Redhead. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Redhead: See, I like politics - and nice to have a different opener on here - but it's a subject guaranteed to make me soft in seconds
Me: Good evening, Michal. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Michal: Hi there. Well, I'm not a citizen, so am unable to actually have an official opinion, however considering I'm an immigrant, gay and from working class background I'm a labour supporter all the way :)
Me: Good evening, Londoner. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Londoner: Frankly I'd prefer to send cockpics rather than answer questions like that. It really is none of your business.
Me: Good morning, Hung discreet. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Hung discreet: Lib dem
Hung discreet: Wanna compare willies
Me: Good afternoon, Raw Top. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Raw Top: The sex party
Me: Are they on the ballot, Raw Top?
Raw Top: In my world they're the frontrunners
Me: Good evening, Suck my DICK🍆. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Suck my DICK🍆: Why u ask?
Me: I'm an inquisitive soul, Suck my DICK🍆.
Suck my DICK🍆: Yea I can tell you look and sound bit strange
Me: Good morning, Bi looking 👁. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Bi looking 👁: Haha not here for politics just want to cum
Bi looking 👁: Any pics?
Me: Good evening, jeff. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
jeff: Labour.It's goIngham to be one of the most interesting elections I think since 1997 I think when Europe has rejected the popularity vote*which we never that popular)we have a more socialist labour party.I find May so narrow.
jeff: Labour to answer your question
Me: I think you're probably right, jeff. Thank you for your input.
jeff: Itteringham us a pleasure.
I do my best .
I think there may be a return to reaLondon 'Socialist'values under Jeremy.I let's hope so What are yoy upto tonight
Me: Good afternoon, 2 for more. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
2 for more: How can you ask such a question?
2 for more: It's inappropriate
2 for more: Quite stupid
2 for more: And very awkward
Me: Good morning, Sports & Deep T. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Sports & Deep T: Im an EU citizen, so your country forces me to pay taxes vut doesn't allow me to vote to decide who I want to get represented for....
Me: I'm sorry to hear that, Sports & Deep T. Thank you anyway.
Sports & Deep T: 'oh, it's not my problem, that doesn't affect me, so politely send you to fuck off' - Great Britain....
Sports & Deep T: But if I could, none of the xunts are toverning or want to govern....
Sports & Deep T: I would go for green
Me: Good morning, Pangloss. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Pangloss: I was used to be asked if I were a top or a bottom
Me: Times have changed, Pangloss. Do you have an answer?
Pangloss: Yes. I'm not a uk citizen.
Me: Thank you anyway, Pangloss.
Pangloss: Try to stop the brexit..
Pangloss: Not for me,I won't be touched.
Pangloss: But for the millions of foreigner people your country rely on
Me: Good afternoon, Chill. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Chill: Good evening, You assumed correctly, I am willing to divulge my political affiliations. I'm unable to vote in UK General Elections, owing to my being an EU citizenship. I would, if it were possible, lend my support to Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party. Traditionally, I support the Socialist Party of the country in which I'm living at the time, this has meant that I have voted Green / Communist.
Me: Good afternoon, Big Loads :D. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Big Loads :D: Did no one tell you not to discuss politics with strangers?!
Me: Good morning, Active for meet. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Active for meet: Which do you think
Me: I don't know, Active for meet. Sinn Féin?
Active for meet: No. I'm an active fairly Dom top so I'm totally a Tory
Me: Good morning, Sex God. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Sex God: I have gone with labour but im really not into all that.
Me: Thank you for your input anyway, Sex God.
Sex God: What you looking for.
Me: That, mostly.
Sex God: I love to kiss play touch suck myself.
Me: Good afteroon, que sera sera. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
que sera sera: That makes a change from can i have a cock pick
Me: It certainly does, que sera sera. Do you have an answer?
que sera sera: The names dean and if u must know conservative
Me: Thank you for your input, dean sera sera.
Leo: Hi how are you
Leo: Do you like your feet licked and massaged
Me: Good morning, Leo. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Leo: I'm not deciding yet why ?
Leo: Do you like your feet licked and massaged
🇬🇧🇪🇺: hey, how are you?
Me: Hello there, 🇬🇧🇪🇺, I am fine. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
🇬🇧🇪🇺: Not yet decided... but neither labour nor tory
🇬🇧🇪🇺: You?
🇬🇧🇪🇺: and absolutely not UKIP
Me: I am also undecided, 🇬🇧🇪🇺. Who haven't you ruled out?
🇬🇧🇪🇺: Lin dem who's gonna legalise weed
🇬🇧🇪🇺: Green who's promoting 3day weekend
🇬🇧🇪🇺: also NO to Brexit
⬆ 🐂: Hello
Me: Hello, ⬆ 🐂. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
⬆ 🐂: I'm not entirely sure... It's the first time I'm voting
Me: How exciting, Mr 🐂. Do you have any slight preference at this stage?
⬆ 🐂: Certainly not tory
⬆ 🐂: I was keen on lib dems until hearing T. Farron's views on homosexuality
Me: Good morning, Hi you suck me. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Hi you suck me: You suck me
Me: That's not an option on the ballot, Hi you suck me.
Hi you suck me: You suck me
Me: That's not an option on the ballot, Hi you suck me.
Hi you suck me: Pics you
Me: Good afternoon, Bi-curious. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Bi-curious: Ha tend to keep politics out of the bedroom
Bi-curious: Toss up between labour and lib dems on my end
Bi-curious: Yourself?
Me: I remain undecided, Bi-curious. Who do you think will come out on top tossing up on your end?
Bi-curious: Not sure, one thing is clear theresa may is not a safe pair of hands
Me: Good morning, Scouting4lads. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Scouting4lads: Not three pay with the fancy shoes
Scouting4lads: Typo. Sorry
Scouting4lads: Not the lady
Me: Do you have a candidate with less fancy shoes in mind?
Scouting4lads: Loafers and sandals
Scouting4lads: I adore Corbyn regardless of others negativity.The quiet man is not necessarily weak. It takes a brace man to say he won't hit the nuclear button first.  In face there is no button. It doesn't work like that.
Me: Good afternoon, 8' Cock. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
8' Cock: I'm supporting big cock
8' Cock: [a photo of his big cock]
Me: Good evening, isuck, you go. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
isuck, you go: Being a size queen I'd have to say the party with the biggest cocks, like, obviously.
Me: Conservative it is. Thank you for your input, isuck.
isuck, you go: I'd like your input! Put your input in any of my holes they are all goals!
isuck, you go: I'm hoping for a hung parliament that much is for sure!
Me: Good morning, Queers4Labour. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
Queers4Labour: 😒
JL: Hi
Me: Hello, JL. Which party are you supporting in the forthcoming general election?
JL: Oh god, is this for one of those 'we asked guys on Grindr which party they are supporting in the election and you'll never guess what happened next' articles?

STATISTICS:

Of the 519 Grindr users I was able to question before moderators intervened, 181 responses were counted. 64 of these users settled on a party. Here are their results:

60.9% (39)   Labour
17.2% (11)   Liberal Democrat
15.6% (10)   Conservative
3.1% (2)       Monster Raving Loony
3.1% (2)       UKIP

No eligible voters chose the Green Party.

A further 117 users responded, but did not settle on a party.

11 were undecided, and could not be swayed to pick a favourite.

12 said they would choose not to vote.

18 were not eligible to vote.

Other responses can be roughly categorised as follows:

42   Miscellaneous evasion
13   Nonexistent parties and other sarcastic answers
10   Explicitly declined to answer
6    Too horny to engage politically
6    Just replying “hi” or “hello” or something, ignoring the opening question, and proceeding to attempt a conversation like it was never asked

In addition, here is a count of secondary positive mentions of parties – second choices for those who are voting for a different party, or parties mentioned as possibilities for those who remain undecided:

7   Labour
4   Lib Dem
3   Green
1   Conservative

These are parties that were singled out for negative mentions, often preceded by an “Anything but”:

7   Conservative
1   Labour
1   UKIP

In conclusion: Grindr stands with Corbyn. If the Grindr turnout is high on Thursday, the UK may yet have a socialist revolution.

(See also: the Grindr election poll in Edinburgh.)

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