Data released by popular gay dating platform, Grindr indicates that Nigerians are one of the platforms highest users.
The data points released grouped countries with the most “top”, “bottom”, and “vers” users, as well as the most-used emoji in profiles (spoilers: it’s the eggplant, of course) and the cities with the most active users.
A top is usually a person who penetrates, a bottom is usually one who receives penetration, and someone who is versatile engages in either or both roles.
Although homosexuality is a crime in Nigeria, the West African nation ranked third in the list of countries with the highest proportions of users that identify as “tops,” behind only Morocco and India and ahead of Chile and Israel.
Interestingly, South Africa is behind Vietnam while Peru follows the rainbow nation in the highest percentage of users who identify as “bottom” on Grindr.
What’s more, Venezuela, Argentina, Guatemala and Mexico (all in Central and South America) have the highest percentage of vers users, followed by Australia.
Also, the USA has the most Grindr users of any country, followed by Brazil, Mexico, India, and the U.K.
It is worthwhile to note that Grindr did add an important clarification to the released data.
It Reads: “This data only represents a subsection of our users (not all Grindr users include this information on their profiles), and Grindr itself only represents a subsection of the global queer community.
“So it’s important to note that this is not meant as a comprehensive or scientific report on global queer sex and dating behaviours.
“Instead, it’s meant as a fun and informal way to help our users get to know each other better, serve as an ice-breaker for conversations in the app, and provide some insights into Grindr activity trends from the year.”