Gay Friend Finder is out to put a little romance back into the lives of single men around the globe. Of course, it comes with all the usual trappings you’d expect to find on a dating site and has just that little bit extra that makes it seem like a true online community. You’re not just faced with the prospects of serious dating or even causal hookups, but you also have the chance to make friends and connect with your peers within society at large.
Profiles make a dating site, so that’s what’s so unusual about GayFriendFinder. They only allow extremely limited access to free members. We’re talking only brief summary profiles here. You might see a complete one from time to time though. That’s because subscribers can pay extra to allow free members to read theirs. Also, some profiles are given special viewing privileges based on popularity.
“You’re not just faced with the prospects of serious dating or even causal hookups, but you also have the chance to make friends and connect with your peers within society at large.”
At least other options aren’t so limited for guests to the site. You can do free localized searches based on a postal or zip code, for example. If you upgrade you will, of course, have more advanced options, but at least you can judge the number of members in your local area without having to pay for a membership first. You can also see last login info for everyone.
GayFriendFinder.com excels in its extra features. There’s a magazine with user-submitted articles and loads of personal blogs. You can also take part in message boards and chat rooms. You can access most stuff without paying, but it might be on a limited basis. If you upgrade, you can also view members’ videos. They’re not sexually explicit, but the intros show you some rather sexy fellows. If you “go local” you’ll see user-submitted content related to your city.
A special option lets you to confirm your identity by sending your identification by snail mail. It earns you a confirmed badge verifying all your details, such as age, height, weight, etc. The first advantage is that everyone will know you are upfront in your profile. The second benefit is that it will earn you some free time. You can get two free weeks of the less expensive of two membership options or extend your existing membership at either level by two weeks.
Finally, as with any dating site, numbers are the name of the game. They’ve done a good job at attracting people to their pages and keeping them around. All the same, one surfer complains his local area is short on members. He also thinks the limited access to profiles isn’t a good way to try out the site. Overall, Gay Friend Finder offers a great online dating community.