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These included NZDating.com, Manhunt, Grindr, Jack’D, Hornet and Growlr. Ethics approval was received from the University of Auckland Human Participant Ethics Committee (#010738) and surveys were funded by the Ministry of Health.
Participants were asked the number, type (casual or regular) and nature of current regular relationships (“Boyfriend/long-term lover/life partner/civil union partner/husband”, hereafter “BF”; or “fuckbuddy/friend I have sex with”, hereafter “FB”) in the previous six months.
Questionnaires were voluntary, anonymous and self-completed on site. Following GAPSS, the same questionnaire was used for the Internet-based nationwide GOSS over the next month that accessed participants through banners on New Zealand Internet dating sites and apps.
Public health consequently needs a better understanding of current patterns in non-condom use.