Gay.com claims to be the biggest online community for gay men. Launched in 1997, this gay dating site claims around 3 million gay singles and members. Although there are quite a few female members, it seems to be geared primarily towards men rather than women, unlike Gay-Parship focuses on same-sex matchmaking.
The site’s current operator, Here Media Inc., also runs a number of other operations including Out Magazine, The Advocate and the lesbian-oriented SheWired.com.
Sign Up to Gay.com
The registration and sign up process at Gay.com is easy and straightforward, requiring an email address, a unique username, a password and a number of details regarding your physical appearance, stature and the option to upload a photograph or two (definitely recommended). After signing up, you can make use of the various features. These include a chat function (with chat rooms), the ability to send messages to other users, receive alerts regarding other members, send and receive friend requests as well as search for other members.
What is quite interesting is that you can search for members based on their type. These are known as ‘Communities’ and include Bears, Twinks, Muscles and Leather. There is also a ‘Poz’ Community (for members who are HIV+) however, you must originally sign up as HIV+ in order to access the Community or search for other ‘Poz’ members. This gives it more of a social network feeling, which may not be helpful for those who are looking for a date or even a relationship.
Further Features on Gay.com
Other features that you can use on Gay.com include the ability to Block and even Mute (block their messages in a chat topic) other members. There are also User Lists that you can add people to, as well as a Favourites option. One thing to keep in mind is that since Gay.com is free, you may come across a lot of fake profiles, as well as empty ones that were simply abandoned. Finding a genuine gay single nearby may prove a little more difficult than you imagined.
Gay.com and Facebook
Gay.com has a Facebook page where you can keep up to date with all of the latest news from the site, articles and videos. You can also go through their page in order to create an account, though you will have to do it from scratch once you’re through (you cannot sign up with your Facebook profile, which is quite inconvenient).
Dating on the go is also possible with Gay.com. Just have a look at the app: users who have either an Android or an iPhone will be able to download the Gay.com App and use it wherever they are. No matter where you are, you can keep an eye out for any new singles who may be just around the corner!
Delete Your Account at Gay.com
You can either deactivate or delete your account at Gay.com. If you just want to take a break, you can deactivate it by going to ‘Edit Profile’, ‘My Account’ and clicking ‘Deactivate’. The same can be done for permanent deletion, except your click ‘Delete’.
Gay.com Promo Code
There are a number of Gay.com promo code options out there. These can get you discounts on the current prices for premium membership at Gay.com. A premium membership will afford you a number of benefits including the ability to see adult photos, enjoy an ad-free user experience, see who has looked at your profile, see who likes you, search for premium adult profiles, save your searches, have fun with unlimited browsing and see who gave you a like or ‘thumbs up’.