Google+ Userbase Is Overwhelmingly Male and Lonely

Right on the back of reports that Google+ will allow users to conceal their gender — or the entirety of their profile, if they so chose — comes word that said users mostly male. The ratios vary, but everyone agrees: Google+ is hurting for a feminine presence.

Mashables's Jolie O'Dell did some digging:

SocialStatistics, a third-party site that gathers data from select profiles, pegs the percentage of male users at 86.8%, while FindPeopleOnPlus, which curates information from about a million users, says men constitute 73.7% of Google+.

O'Dell then went on to add that the latter site "discovered that 95% of the Google+ users who say they are 'looking for love' on the site are male."

Great. This after the site has hit 10 million subscribers, to boot — a number sizable enough that you'd think there'd be more diversity.

While theories are flying as to why this is — from wondering if early adopters are predominantly male or if the nature of a beta means that it'll spend a few weeks getting the most interest from the male-heavy tech world — we want to kick this question to you. Guys, are the ladies in your life not asking for Google+ invites? Gals, are you not interested? Let us know in the comments below.

Via Mashable

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