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Grindr Correctly Predicts Scottish Independence Vote

Grindr Correctly Predicts Scottish Independence Vote

So Grindr is officially good for something else: Predicting election results! Tumblr user Machotrouts spent the days leading up to the Scottish independence vote asking Grindr users in Edinburgh what they were thinking on the topic. The results? Pretty spot on:


The number of people I’ve questioned who are still present in my Grindr message history – that is, excluding the many people who blocked me – appears to add up to 655. I’ve divided their reactions into…

NO: 114

YES: 101

Undecided: 24

Other opinion: 20

Indifference: 15

Evasion: 38

Bemusement: 13

Amusement: 2

Too horny to answer: 6

General rejection: 4

Did not respond: 318

So there you have it. When only decisive opinions are taken into account, Grindr votes NO to independence, with a 54-46% split. If this is reflected in the results of tomorrow’s referendum, we can assume the headless torsos have taken over Scotland and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.

The actual results of the referendum? 55.3% No to 44.7% Yes (we don’t know how many spoiled their ballots writing “too horny to answer,” however). So Grindr was more accurate than most pollsters. Can’t wait for the apps’ take on future election.

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