who are the true romantics of m/m? the poll results


Apparently it took me a few days to work out that the only way I could see the results of my poll was to use my iPad.  Yeah.  I’ve no bloody idea why either.

But on to the results!  

The top – and only – responses to the question ‘who writes the most romancey m/m stories?’:

1. who knows & why do people care anyways = 31 votes

2. no one writes with their genitalia or by how they identify = 25

3. females = 7 (based on the smidgen of the poll I can see)

Ha!  I knew if the poll was anonymous some people would say female authors were the more romantic.  Go me. 

In all seriousness, I’m not surprised by this, nor am I surprised about the choice which received the majority of votes.  

Let’s face it, unless dishonesty in some way, shape or form comes into play, many readers couldn’t give a toss as to who is actually behind the name.

Erm, no offense.  

I mean sure we love you, blah, blah.  Now please go away and write us more stuff.

Anyhoody, what do you think about the poll results?  Any startling revelations?  Do tell.

Oh, and I’ve also had some further thoughts on the topic at the ’embrace the rainbow’ blog.  The top section is regurgitated from the posts here so, in the words of Prince Humperdinck, “skip to the end!”.
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4 Responses to who are the true romantics of m/m? the poll results

  1. orannia says:

    I must confess to voting along 'Who knows…' lines. I just don't stop to think about the gender or sexual orientation of the author. A book is a book is a book. *shrug* I'm not sure what that says about me – I'm oblivious?

  2. Kris says:

    Orannia: I don't think it is that you're oblivious at all. I think it has more to do with the fact that such issues don't form part of your considerations when choosing or reading a book. You're a reader who is more concerned about the story above all else, and that is a good thing. 🙂

  3. angel flower says:

    I'm not surprised at all by the results. I have read several books where I thought the author was male only to find out when I searched for more of their work(because I liked it so much) that they were female. When I add books to my TBR list I don't even pay attention to the author. If I like the blurb, I read the book, plain and simple. If I really like the book then I go and search the author to find more.

  4. Kris says:

    Angel: “When I add books to my TBR list I don't even pay attention to the author. If I like the blurb, I read the book, plain and simple.”

    Even if you find out the author might be a complete douche??

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