Scottish dude hilariously polls Grindr about Brexit

What does 'Blow Me Kneel' think about the European Union, anyway?

Feb 29, 2020, 4:51 am*


Mary Emily O'Hara 

Mary Emily O'Hara

Illustration by Jason Reed

It’s been dominating political discussion in the United Kingdom for weeks, and no place is safe—not even Grindr.

We’re talking, of course, about Brexit. The portmanteau refers to Britain’s Thursday referendum vote on whether it will exit from the European Union.

Everyone from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling to aging rock star Bob Geldof has offered their vehement opinion on whether the U.K. should stay or go. The referendum itself is done by popular vote, with pretty much everyone of voting age participating. So why shouldn’t horny, scroto-photo-swapping Grindr users weigh in, too?

Scottish Tumblr sensation Tom Court (aka Machotrouts), who previously polled Grindr’s gay and bisexual men on Scotland’s 2014 independence referendum and the 2015 general election, has used his casual trolling skills to once again brilliantly survey the community’s stance on current events.

Each question Court asks is polite and to-the-point, which ends up being hilarious when he adds in the usernames of his prey. When asked whether the U.K. should withdraw from the union, Grindr user Hung 4 Roleplay responds that he’s “always reluctant to withdraw from anything” and prefers “putting in.” 

Grindr user Unscene responds to the prompt with a “hell no” due to the risk of withdrawing “quality cocks from Europe.” If that isn’t a pro-immigration stance, what is?

Court managed to poll enough people on Grindr to develop a data set: 151 users responded to his questions, which was about half of the 327 he reached out to. Out of the 108 that gave a simple “yes” or “no” answer, 81.5 percent voted to remain in the European Union, while 18.5 percent thought the U.K. should go indie.

Court added some details regarding the 43 Grindr users that gave answers more complex than yes or no.

The Brexit vote, scheduled for Thursday, is sure to be tight—with British residents nearly evenly split over the choice to break off from the E.U. or remain. But while Grindr users are certainly tight as well, they’ve made their choice clear. Cutting Britain off from the rest of Europe would mean fewer horny guys to hook up with—and that is simply not acceptable.

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*First Published: Jun 22, 2016, 4:16 pm