New Android App purports to help parents wondering: ‘Is My Son Gay?’


SEATTLE — There’s a new app available in the Android marketplace that’s likely to amuse some, and annoy others — “Is My Son Gay?”

According to the app’s webpage, “After this test you’ll have the proven answer to a question you might have since maybe a long time.”

The app consists of 20 questions “to know more about your son.”

MSNBC’s Technology and Science Editor Athima Chansanchai writes in her MSNBC Gadgetbox review:

The only sample questions we saw on that page were these:

Does he like to dress well: is he very careful when choosing his outfits and selecting brands?

Does he like football?

Now, I don’t know about you, but a Yes followed by another Yes describes a lot of men I know, including my brother. My recently married brother.

Curious, Chansanchai said she paid the $2.69 fee and was presented with this list of questions:

Other questions — typos and all — included:

  • Before he was born, did you wish for a girl?
  • Has he ever been in a fight?
  • Does he read the sports page in the newspaper?
  • Is his best friend a girl?
  • Does he like team sports?
  • Is he modest?
  • Is he a fan of divas (Madonna, Britney Spears)?
  • Does he spend a long time in the bathroom?
  • Does he piercings in his tongue, nose or ears?
  • Do you wonder about your son’s sexual orientation?
  • Are you divorced?
  • Does he like musical comedies?
  • Has he ever introduced you to a girlfriend?
  • Is his father a very authoritarian person?
  • Within your family, is the father absent at all?
  • During his childhood, was he timid or discreet?
  • Does he have a complicated relationship with his father?
  • Does he take a long time to do his hair?

Chansanchai attempted to contact the developer but received no reply. You can read her full article here.

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