Blued browsing: indexing gay men into standard data

Blued browsing: indexing gay men into standard data

When users sign up on Blued, the first page requires a headshot, a screen name, their date of birth, their height, their weight, their sex roles (four default options are: top numbered as 1, versatile numbered as 0

5, bottom numbered as 0, and others signaled by ‘?’), and unit types (choosing either ft/lb or cm/kg to display height and weight). The next page asks users to disclose their body types and personalities. Body type consists of four tags: ‘monkey’ (a thin body), ‘average’, ‘bear’ (a hefty body), and ‘muscular’. There are 12 tags in the personality pane: ‘masculine’ (ye men), ‘sunshine’ (yang guang), ‘big uncle’ (da shu), ‘slutty inside decent outside’ (men shao), ‘bad inside kind outside’ (fu hei), ‘bossy’ (ba dao), ‘frosty’ (gao leng), ‘loyal dog’ (zhong quan), ‘cold outside hot inside’ (ao jiao), ‘natural dull’ (tian ran dai), ‘cute fresh’ (xiao qing xin), and ‘warm guy’ (nuan nan).

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