19 June 2008

alternatives to gaydar

in london gaydar.co.uk has always met my basics needs ... i signed up to gay.com but i don't think that i've ever met anybody through it ...

however, in lots of countries gaydar isn't popular enough to be very useful ... so i've been on the lookout for some alternative websites ...

i signed up to outpersonals.com but am not enjoying the experience! for a start, they constantly try and get users to upgrade - i understand that the sites need to make money, but they don't have to be in your face all the time!! also, i just don't like the user interface ...

i also tried manhunt.com [what a subtle name], which is proving a much more pleasant experience ... the information needed to create a profile is minimal, and the search functions are really straight forward, and they don't limit the number of messages that you can send a day ! also, the look of the website is really clean and simple ... and the fact that there are always loads of guys online is another bonus !

if anybody has any other suggestions, please let me know ...

7 comments:

Monty said...

Ironically, I joined Manhunt about a week before I met my gorgeous McBrad and so have not really used it...however I keep getting emails from them saying I have more responses to my profile. It seems to be a very popular site!!! Why didn't I join a long time ago??? That being said, I met McBrad via Gaydar and so can not say anything bad about it! :-)

Anonymous said...

The problem with Manhunt is that in parts of the US it's pay-only, ie you can't set your current location to certain places (where they're particularly successful) without paying for a subscription. In the US I use Craigslist - a bit more hit and miss, but usually successful, and free

GB said...

I know that my boyfriend P uses manhunt in the city where he lives. He was convinced that I wouldn't be able to find his profile, however the search features were good so that since I knew his exact address, it didn't take me long to locate him!

GB xxx

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Z said...

Manhunt has been blamed for killing the gay bar scene in many American cities. In London MH is still free, but only because Gaydar is so dominant. I don't find Gay.com to be that useful outside of the US. And in my experience, Craiglist/Gumtree have the bottom of the barrel guys--mostly older married or partnered guys or guys posing as just looking for a hookup or boyfriend but who are actually prostitutes.

David said...

Hi,

We've recently started GuyFront.com - it is brand new but we want to make it the number one destination for gay dating online - and we're open to suggestions!

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