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GayFriendFinder.com is an online dating site for gay dating. GayFriendFinder.com is a large site with 500K-2MM members. You can try gayfriendfinder.com for free WITHOUT a credit card. The free trial gives you limited features only. The monthly subscription price for gayfriendfinder.com is $34.95/month. App available for mobile access.

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  5/18/2017

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Around since the late 90's, GayFriendFinder has an established user base of gay men in search of romance or friendship. The sign up is easy enough for a free membership which opens the gates to connecting with both gay singles and interested couples in the same geographical area. While the site has been around a while and has a large membership, many of the profiles seem inactive and the site itself notes that its membership data can be up to two years old.

The site is basic with no added tips or advice. It has all the average features a dating site would have such as browsing and search. The free registration does not allow for much activity. Three introductory posts or 'smiles" are allotted to each free account. Free accounts are also limited to viewing profile with photos only and filtering through the search function. There are several other ways to communicate such as through the blogs and group comments.

Although there are features like instant messaging, chat and email, nothing happens fast and this is not the site to visit for a quick hookup. There are a lot of members but they aren't all from the United States. So even though there are many, there may be few living in your area. When you sign up for the service your given the option of using your email or a username. You can use both to sign on in the future. Your also asked about your location so your matches and browsing results can be tailored to your location.

Most users are in the 30-year-old age area and are in a curious couple relationship. There are also many single gay men but the majority of users seem to be couples. You may not be able to find the love of your life or even a summer fling, but you'll definitely be able to meet other local gays and have a few nights of low-key, noncommittal fun.

The site is simple and easy to navigate if rather dull. It has a stock look and does not draw much attention. The links and buttons are easy to push and it isn't hard to find your way around to the different parts of the site. There is a help section but it is rather sparse.

There are two paying memberships; gold and silver. The biggest benefit of either of the paying memberships is the added push in the search results. When a user used the search function, the user profiles of paying members come up first and are highlighted. This gives them top exposure in all searches.

The site has all the usual bells and whistles as far as safety is concerned. Users must verify their email addresses before membership is approved. This helps keep spam and phishing schemes down. It also helps the site keep down the amount of fake profiles with fake email addresses. If the emails aren't verified, the accounts do not go live.

Gay dating is not easy. For the longest time, Grindr was the only, or most popular, route to take after Craig's List got so scary. The difference is the wide variety of ways to connect. Many gay men complain that the average gay dating site lacks closeness or any way to forge a community feeling. The addition of blogs to a gat dating site was a game changer. It allowed users a chance to express themselves in ways they had not been able to before. Even more important, it gave others in the community a way to comment and network.

This may not be the best site in the world to get a gay date but it is one of the better ones with more options than most. It also has a larger member base than most. The mobile app is a big advantage. It helps when you're on the go, travelling for work or fun. Some people use the mobile app only and never get on the website. Being able to use the option that best suits your lifestyle is a huge advantage. Like any gay dating site, you have to weigh the advantages and features against your personal needs in a dating site.

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Editorial Reviews of GayFriendFinder.com

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Editorial Review

Around since the late 90's, GayFriendFinder has an established user base of gay men in search of romance or friendship. The sign up is easy enough for a free membership which opens the gates to connecting with both gay singles and interested couples in the same geographical area. While the site has been around a while and has a large membership, many of the profiles seem inactive and the site itself notes that its membership data can be up to two years old.

The site is basic with no added tips or advice. It has all the average features a dating site would have such as browsing and search. The free registration does not allow for much activity. Three introductory posts or 'smiles" are allotted to each free account. Free accounts are also limited to viewing profile with photos only and filtering through the search function. There are several other ways to communicate such as through the blogs and group comments.

Although there are features like instant messaging, chat and email, nothing happens fast and this is not the site to visit for a quick hookup. There are a lot of members but they aren't all from the United States. So even though there are many, there may be few living in your area. When you sign up for the service your given the option of using your email or a username. You can use both to sign on in the future. Your also asked about your location so your matches and browsing results can be tailored to your location.

Most users are in the 30-year-old age area and are in a curious couple relationship. There are also many single gay men but the majority of users seem to be couples. You may not be able to find the love of your life or even a summer fling, but you'll definitely be able to meet other local gays and have a few nights of low-key, noncommittal fun.

The site is simple and easy to navigate if rather dull. It has a stock look and does not draw much attention. The links and buttons are easy to push and it isn't hard to find your way around to the different parts of the site. There is a help section but it is rather sparse.

There are two paying memberships; gold and silver. The biggest benefit of either of the paying memberships is the added push in the search results. When a user used the search function, the user profiles of paying members come up first and are highlighted. This gives them top exposure in all searches.

The site has all the usual bells and whistles as far as safety is concerned. Users must verify their email addresses before membership is approved. This helps keep spam and phishing schemes down. It also helps the site keep down the amount of fake profiles with fake email addresses. If the emails aren't verified, the accounts do not go live.

Gay dating is not easy. For the longest time, Grindr was the only, or most popular, route to take after Craig's List got so scary. The difference is the wide variety of ways to connect. Many gay men complain that the average gay dating site lacks closeness or any way to forge a community feeling. The addition of blogs to a gat dating site was a game changer. It allowed users a chance to express themselves in ways they had not been able to before. Even more important, it gave others in the community a way to comment and network.

This may not be the best site in the world to get a gay date but it is one of the better ones with more options than most. It also has a larger member base than most. The mobile app is a big advantage. It helps when you're on the go, travelling for work or fun. Some people use the mobile app only and never get on the website. Being able to use the option that best suits your lifestyle is a huge advantage. Like any gay dating site, you have to weigh the advantages and features against your personal needs in a dating site.

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GayFriendFinder.com Site Information

Homepage URL http://gayfriendfinder.com
Site Type Online Dating
Service Areas United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
All Basic Free Features Paying Members ONLY
Trusted Site Yes

GayFriendFinder.com Membership Information

Large Membership Base Yes
User Membership Size 500K-2MM Members (Large)

GayFriendFinder.com Free Trial Info & Features

Free Trial Available Yes
Credit Card Required for Account? Credit Card Not Required
Free Trial of Paid Features Limited Features Only
Free Trial: Basic Profile Search Yes
Free Trial: View Full Profiles? No
Free Trial: Basic Matching Algorithm? Yes
Free Trial: Interest Indicator Available? Yes
Free Trial: Send Interest? Yes
Free Trial: See Interest? Yes
Free Trial: Read Messages from Free Members? No
Free Trial: Send Messages to Free Members? No
Free Trial: Read Messages from Paying Members? Yes
Free Trial: Send Messages to Paying Members? No
Free Trial: Respond to Messages from Paying Members? Yes
Free Trial: Instant Messenger Available? Yes
Free Trial: Instant Messenger with Free Members? Yes
Free Trial: Instant Messenger with Paying Members? Yes
Free Trial: Mobile Access? Yes

GayFriendFinder.com Pricing (Premium Plans & Features)

Credit Based Communication? No Extra Fees
Basic Subscription Plan Pricing (1 Month) $34.95
Basic Subscription Plan Pricing (3 Month) $59.94
Basic Subscription Plan Pricing (6 Month) $0.00
Basic Subscription Plan Pricing (12 Month) $143.10
Premium Subscription Plan Pricing (1 Month) $22.95
Premium Subscription Plan Pricing (3 Month) $41.85
Premium Subscription Plan Pricing (6 Month) $0.00
Premium Subscription Plan Pricing (12 Month) $107.40
Payment Methods (Credit Card) Visa, MasterCard, Discover
Payment Methods (Other) PayPal,Money Order

GayFriendFinder.com Extra Features

User Account Verification No
Upgrades & Addons Available Yes

GayFriendFinder.com Mobile App Access

Mobile App Available Yes
iPhone App Store URL Not Available
Android App Store URL Not Available

GayFriendFinder.com Social Media & Customer Support

Twitter Profile URL https://twitter.com/gayfriendfinder
Facebook Profile URL Not Available
Customer Support URL http://gayfriendfinder.com/p/help.cgi?contact=1
FAQ / Help URL http://gayfriendfinder.com/p/help.cgi?

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