Votes Are In

The gays officially chose their mother of the year

It’s time to put the stan wars to rest. Gays have officially decided the mother of the year — in other words, their favorite iconic woman of 2023.

The revelation comes to us courtesy of Grindr, which just released its year-in-review survey results. For Grindr Unwrapped, the notorious app surveyed its users on their pop culture opinions, while also aggregating their international data to reveal the world’s hookup habits. There’s no better way to find out what the gays are truly thinking than going straight to the source, so let’s get into it.

According to Grindr’s users, 2023’s mother of the year is — drumroll, please — Beyoncé! Well deserved after bringing us the Renaissance World Tour. Behind Bey in the mother ranking are Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, Kylie Minogue, and Madonna.

There were plenty of other pop culture hot takes in Grindr’s findings. Though she didn’t top the mother list, Minogue got lots of love: Gays’ favorite album of the year is Tension, and their song of the year is “Padam Padam.” Their favorite TV show is Heartstopper, and their favorite movie is Barbie.

Gays’ favorite drag moment of the year comes not from RuPaul’s Drag Race, but from Troye Sivan’s music video for “One of Your Girls.” (Don’t worry, Anetra walking that f*cking duck was deservedly in second place.) Sivan also appeared in gays’ top five hottest men, though he came third, behind Henry Cavill and Lil Nas X.

Grindr also, of course, included plenty of juicy facts about its users’ sexual habits around the world. Apparently, the highest percentage of bottoms is in South Korea, while you’ll find the most tops per capita in Trinidad and Tobago. If you’re vers, you’ll feel at home in Finland, and if you’re a side, head to Singapore.

The results also included some more niche discoveries. For example, the UK has the most users with “vanilla” tags on their profiles, while France has the most “hung bottoms.” Meanwhile, the Netherlands is apparently the twink capital of the world.

As we approach the new year, what might 2024 have in store? Who’s to say — but no matter what, the gays will be sure to have plenty of opinions about it.

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