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Gay.com

Site Overview

Gay.com is an exclusively Gay, Lesbian and Transgender dating site and community, with a large worldwide membership base. Launched in 1997, the site has undergone several upgrades and many new features have been added. Basic membership is free and its fast and easy to join .With hot  male singles, take a look!

Sign Up Process

The sign up process at Gay.com is easy and straightforward. Firstly it requires an email, username and password then you are on to the next stage completing a questionnaire including personal details in regards your appearance, sexual nature and dating and preferences. The final step involves uploading images and photos. Overall this process only takes 10-15 minutes from start to finish.

Site Features

Search

Narrow down possible matches with search filters regarding preferred body type, age, location and “Communities” (Bears, Twinks and Leather for example)

Mail

View or send messages to other members using a secure and safe site based mailbox.

Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging is available between all members currently online.

Groups

Join groups and interest pages with other members or add your own topic.

Local Scene

Allows you to view gay events, nightlife and hangouts in your local city.

Latest Gay News

Read worldwide headlines regarding the gay and lesbian community.

Android Application

Download and use the Gay.com application to your smart phone or tablet for easy access on the go.

Blocking

Block any members you do not wish to contact you. You can also mute members within chat room group conversations.

Favorites

Create a list of members that you would like to add to favorites for easy access to their profiles at any time.

Recommended Reading

Gay.com recommends news and articles that you be interesting to members.

Costs /Membership Fees

Membership Type Total Cost Cost Per Month Extra Features
Basic Free Subscription $0.00 $0.00 NO
Premium Subscription 1 month $11.99 $11.99 YES
Premium Subscription 3 month $29.99 $9.99 YES
Upgraded Membership 12 months $89.99 $7.50 YES

Safety

All the information entered on Gay.com is stored on a secure server and the information is transmitted using a secure encrypted form with an https prefix.

Ease of Use

Navigation on this site is not easy and the site seems to have continuing ongoing technical issues. During the period I used this site it crashed, locked me out and was simply down for periods of time. However all the tools are easy to use if you can locate them the android application is clean and simple in design and images are displayed in a high quality format.

Customer Support

  • Frequently asked questions page.
  • Email the customer support desk.
  • Premium memberships are also given access to a chat support adviser.

Pros

  • Large supportive Gay, Lesbian and Transgender community.
  • Free members have access to basic contact and search features.

Cons

  • There is no refund policy on Gay.com
  • Advertising is displayed across the site.
  • Occasional Technical problems
  • Site navigation and use is difficult.

Conclusion

Overall Gay.com has a large membership database, good tools and features when they are working properly and an active open and supportive community. With a little work from the site programmers and owners this site has the possibility of being a great site. Try it for free and see how you like it before committing yourself to any additional subscription fees.
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