The Sexual-Affective Diversity on First Dates (Cuatro: 2016). Content Analysis of the Participants’ Profile
The aim of the current research is to study the affective-sexual diversity on the TV show First Dates and its representation of LGBT participants. The methodology used was the content analysis of 28 programs from the third season and the selection of a final sample of 260 participants (n = 260). The results show the presence of a high percentage of LGBT members (in comparison with demographical data), although its representation is not uniform: lesbianism, bisexuality and transsexuality are scarce, and young people are the population group with more LGBT individuals on the TV show. In addition, Spain is the geographical origin of most of the contestants, being Madrid, Catalonia and Andalusia the most common place of residence. The occupation also proved to be statistically related to the sexual orientation while the second-date consent or the geographical origin did not.