Best for: Gay and bisexual men
User base: Gay men and bisexuals
Number of members: 1+ million
Recommended age: 25-45
Favorite features: Flirt Cast
GaysGoDating has a fast signup process. In fact, you can be done in about a minute. We like that you don’t have to fill out long profile questions before you can start searching. It’s 1-2-3:
- Tell GaysGoDating who you are, including age and location.
- Pick a username and password.
- Confirm your account via an email passcode.
That’s it. You can add details to your profile if you want to get more profile views. Alternatively, you can dive right in and start searching and interacting with other members. If you want to upgrade, the process is quick and easy. Just click on the upgrade link, choose a plan, and enter your information.
Matchmaking & Search Functions
GaysGoDating doesn’t have a sophisticated algorithm for matching people up. It prefers to leave the matchmaking to the people using the site. GaysGoDating does have some good filters, including body type, location, and sexual orientation. The search functionality is solid, so you can filter the results based on your preferences.
Features & Communication Tools
GaysGoDating is a pretty basic online dating site, but it has several features that make it stand out. For one thing, all users are gay or bisexual. It's great that the gay community has a niche dating site that they can come to and chat with like-minded people without being pressured, judged, or ogled. What's more, GaysGoDating has some cool features like:
- Like Gallery
A free feature, the Like Gallery lets you see photo after photo of members on the GaysGoDating website. You can like just as many as you want and nix the ones that you don't. It's a lot like speed dating, making it easy to skim through several profiles in just a few minutes.
- Flirt Cast
This one is our favorite of all the GaysGoDating features. You can send out a preset message to a bunch of profiles at the same time. This is kind of like an icebreaker, making that initial first contact much easier and more natural. Flirt Cast is also great because you can blast your message to multiple members and start chatting with anyone who responds. This is way better than having to send out each message individually and having to wait for individual responses.
- Video messaging
GaysGoDating recently added an excellent feature called video messages. You can upload 6-120 second videos of yourself to put on your profile or send to another member. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth ten times that!
While this isn’t an advanced feature, it’s nice that GaysGoDating lets you customize your notifications. You can choose which messages you receive, including:
- New matches
- New likes
- Alerts and prompts from admins
- New messages in your inbox
- New profile views
- New photo messages
- New member messages
- Someone asked you for a photo
- Someone asked you for more info
- New photos added at your request
You can also be notified specifically about your match activity, including things like when they’re online, when they added details or photos to their profile, or whether there are any updates to the site.
Safety & Security
GaysGoDating may have a fun and light-hearted attitude toward dating, but it takes safety pretty seriously. There's an entire section on the site on how to date safely with tips and pointers on how to stay safe both on and offline. It also talks about how to avoid swindlers who are not really interested in you but are only looking for a payout.
While the default is Basic Mode, GaysGoDating offers Safe Mode to members who want to be extra careful. This feature allows you to block contact with any member unless they have been verified by GaysGoDating directly (more on that in a minute). This is a really smart feature if you are wary of potential fake profiles or stalkers.
It also has a Verified Member feature. To make sure that you are who you say you are in your profile, GaysGoDating asks you to call in directly and speak to an operator to confirm your identity. You don't have to do this, but if you really want to be a verified member, you do. Once you have confirmed that you are who you say you are, your profile will receive a Verified badge that all members can see. This is another good safety measure put in place by GaysGoDating.
You can email GaysGoDating for customer support. We’d like to see more direct support methods though, such as phone and live chat.
Pricing & Special Offers
GaysGoDating has both free and paid accounts. For the premium plan, GaysGoDating has basic pricing plans that are very affordable. Plus, they get cheaper if you commit to a few months at a time.
With a free account, you’ll be able to search and view other members’ profiles, create a profile of your own, like other members, and use the Like Gallery feature. You can also view messages in the public chat rooms with your free account.
However, if you really want to interact with people, you’ll need to pay for a premium account. This upgrade includes unlimited messaging and chatting, view unlimited search results, respond to messages sent by other members, see all the photos in someone’s profile in full size, and get more access to profiles and members in the network.
GaysGoDating has a satisfaction guarantee. If you're not happy with the service, you will get your money returned to you without questions. GaysGoDating also has a semi-dating guarantee. If you don't find someone to meet up with using the GaysGoDating network within the first 3 months of your membership, GaysGoDating will give you a free 3-day trial with any of its participating dating sites. It's not a tremendous offer, but it's a nice gesture nonetheless.
Pricing plan costs may slightly vary according to your place of residence. UK, Australia and Canada have slightly different price points in comparison to the US.
GaysGoDating is a fun and easy way to get your game on with other gays who are looking for love. The flirt cast and video chat features help you get to know people faster, and the wide dating pool means more potential dates all the time. Membership fees are reasonable, and the satisfaction guarantee puts GaysGoDating over the top.