Tops or Bottoms? Which Countries Have the Most of Each?
By Jacob Anderson-Minshall
Grindr has released statistics from the sexual exploits of the "13 million gay, bi, trans & queer folks" who use the app each month. The dating platform pulled out data on the countries with the highest percentage of tops and bottoms. As our colleauge Mikelle Street of Out.com noted, these are self-identifications so, "likely pulled from the on-app functionality of being able to choose your position — which does mean that people who select something other than their role — are skewing things. How they categorized vers bottom and vers top we don't know but we'll assume they rounded up to bottom or top." The Grindr statement also includes the countries with the highest numbers of vers ("And yes vers does exist," Grindr maintains).
"Now, before you balk at the claim that Chile is a hot spot for tops, or that Sweden is home to a higher-than-average bottom population, we wanted to offer a caveat," Grindr wrote. "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 & dating behaviors. 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."
Find the leading countries for tops, bottoms, and verses in this slide show.
Countries With The Most Tops
Here are the five countries with the highest percentage of self-identified tops, according to Grindr.
Countries With The Most Bottoms
Here are the five countries with the highest percentage of self-identified bottoms, according to Grindr.
Countries With The Most Verses
Here are the five countries with the highest percentage of self-identified verses, according to Grindr.
Special Mention: Brazil
Deserving of special mention is Brazil, the country with the second highest number of Grindr users (after the U.S.)!