Apparently, according to Google Plus stat trackers, three quarters (or more) of Google Plus users are male. SocialStatistics, a third-party site that gathers data from select profiles, pegs the percentage of male users at 86.8% while FindPeopleOnPlus says men constitute 73.7% of Google Plus users.
FindPeopleOnPlus also reported that 95% of the Google Plus users who say they are “looking for love” are male. Of the users sampled, 25,000 identify themselves a single, 12,000 say they are in a relationship, 19,000 say they are married, and the vast majority don’t identify their relationship status.
60% of users identify themselves as either web developers or software engineers, which paints a stereotypical picture of Google Plus users, nerdy guys who understand technology and don’t mind killing time by setting up circles of friends.
It is true that early adopters of any new technology are typically mostly male. However, Google Plus will have to appeal to a mainstream audience if it is going to reach mass adoption anytime soon. Consider the gender breakdown for Facebook, for instance. This social network is very close to a 50-50 split between men and women. Google Plus is no longer making it necessary for users to identify their gender, though, which may make statistics less accurate in the future.