PEW RESEARCH - Apr 10 - Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults in the US are avid users of online dating sites and apps, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. LGB online daters generally report that their experiences with online dating have been positive. At the same time, they are more likely than their straight counterparts to experience a range of negative behaviors on dating platforms. More than half of LGB online daters (56%) say they have received a sexually explicit message or image they did not ask for, compared with 32% of straight online daters who say the same. 41% say someone has called them an offensive name on one of these sites or apps. About two-thirds (65%) of LGB online daters say their experience was very or somewhat positive. By contrast, 56% of straight online daters say their personal experiences were positive overall.