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Gay Dating Websites

  1. petertheknight profile image78
    petertheknightposted 7 years ago

    Okay, so I made a big step today.  I actually uploaded a picture of myself (My real picture(s) although I chose a fake name) and did a full and complete profile on www.pridedating.com, but I'm not exactly sure that this website is going to work well with me.  To be honest the website is a little disorganized and they only seem to want to make money and not actually help you find someone to talk to or whatever.  I heard eHarmony has a special website for gay individuals and I really liked eHarmony when I had a membership in the past (when I thought I was straight) because of how clean and organized everything was...and so I am thinking about that because I would rather pay the extra money to do it right then to look at a bunch of profiles which have not even been online for a long time.  (Or worse yet looking at pornographic material...gross!)

    Well, my work for today is done!  Let me know what you might find helpful...otherwise it is just the gay clubs for me, and I have met some great people that way, too!

    The cool thing about eHarmony is that you can do a safe phone call through their service to protect giving out your phone number or location...anyhow, those are some thoughts.

    1. Bronson_Hub profile image61
      Bronson_Hubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wait, eHarmony didn't tell you that you were going to burn in hell for being gay?  They've come a long way then!

      Have you tried OK Cupid?  My gay friends like that site.

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image91
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck to you Peter, I wish you all the best.  If you have a facebook account, I know you can access their affiliate dating site zoosk which is free also, and it's just as easy to use as facebook itself.  Or you can try "plenty of fish in the sea" website, as i heard that's a good one as well.  Anyways, i hope you find what your looking for, and don't be ashamed to be who you are either.  trust me, it never feels good to have to pretend to be something your not.  the important thing is you have to do what's best for you.  sure, others can point the way for you but in the end, it has to be your choice.

      1. petertheknight profile image78
        petertheknightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Wow!  That is great to know.  I do have a facebook account so I will try that out.  Right now I met a really nice guy off of gaypride and he is really sweet and lives only a few hours away.  He even loves the same things I do like hiking, so I am having a really great time and i love my life right now.

  2. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    Most dating services are just for making money. If you go to the bottom of that site you will see an affiliate link.

    There you can sign up and make money off the site by pushing members to sign up. Yes I push dating sites.

    Most have real members, but often the amount of members is inflated. I push dating sites for transsexuals, ladyboys, crossdressers and sissys.

    Amazing how many of them are out there looking for others. big_smile

  3. petertheknight profile image78
    petertheknightposted 7 years ago

    Yeah...I really don't have to money to dish out like that.

    1. dianne143 profile image38
      dianne143posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck to you peter God bless you

  4. brimancandy profile image79
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    I belong to a few, but, I really don't care for most of them. A lot of the guys who are on there are just looking for quick sex. I can't tell you how many times I have received a message from some guy, (With no photo) saying. I have an hour to kill want to come over? I usually don't answer those, unless they have a picture and they are hot. But, that has only happened 3 times, out of the hundreds of guys that I have talked to online. And, then they never want to chat with you again.

    But, I recently found a better way to meet guys, and that is through gay camping. I've met a lot of great guys, and made a large number of new friends. People that I can actually meet with, and have a drink, and socialize with. Not just hit up whenever they are online, only to be dropped when someone hotter pops on. It is certainly more fun than going to a bar, and there is less pressure on you to do anything you don't want to do...like paying out the ass for over priced drinks.

    If you hook up with a good crowd of people while camping, the drinks will come your way without having to ask. People are just way more relaxed at a gay campground than in a bar. Also, there is no level of "desperate" as there is online. And, very few closet cases and liars.

    1. petertheknight profile image78
      petertheknightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's cool.  I know there is this summer camp called "Camp" Camp...lol.  I am thinking about going there.  It does cost money, but hopefully they will let me work a little for some of the money.

      How do you get hooked up for gay camping?

      1. brimancandy profile image79
        brimancandyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You can do a search on the internet for gay and lesbian campgrounds. There are many scattered all over the US. Some very small, and some huge, like the Sawmill in florida. Some are seasonal, but, there are some in the southern states that are open year round. Canada also has gay campgrounds, as I heard they also have in Europe.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image77
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Sounds much like how Religion grew.

          1. brimancandy profile image79
            brimancandyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Gay campgrounds have been around since the 1970's. And, some gay bars even longer. In fact, back in the 1980's there were probably more bars and clubs then there are today. Quite a few of the older clubs, and bath houses in particular were owned by straights who knew how to cash in on the gay dollar, which back in the 1980's was a lot of money!

            When AIDs came along, most of the places that were owned by straights closed up. And, the gay clubs started re-organinizing themselves, or going for a target audience. A lot got richer, and a lot closed their doors. I can remember a time when Chicago had a huge list of bars and clubs, not anymore. So it's not growing. It's just getting better.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image77
              Castlepalomaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              AIDs has been a great scare, Religions had quoted that  God has his  way of punishing gays, Yet, when you Average up the % of Men/Women Aids for gays, it's about the same for Straights

              1. MelissaBarrett profile image59
                MelissaBarrettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Apparently God LOVES lesbians.  HIV/AIDS rates among lesbians are lower than heterosexuals by bunches.  Of course the bible says nothing about woman laying with woman either. 

                Which leads me to conclude that God is either 1. A sexist (you poor men) or 2. That he digs lesbian porn as much as your average "Christian" male.

                Which, btw, any Christian that has ever rented a girl-on-girl movie or watched one on the web to get their rocks off should have their junk turn black and fall off the second they say homosexuality is an "abomination"

                1. Castlepaloma profile image77
                  Castlepalomaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  No wonder why I feel like a lesbian trapped in a male body and lesbian have less Aids than Straights

                  All because the bible says so..????

                2. livelonger profile image93
                  livelongerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  lol Thank you for making my morning with this post!

                  1. jonnycomelately profile image81
                    jonnycomelatelyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Hi Folks, great to see your free and easy chatting here.  It's a change to see no vitriol like you get in some other hubs.  I just would like to share a little humor with you, if you don't mind.

                    A  very camp guy arrived at the Pearly Gates, and was greeted with some Rules and Don't Do's for living in Heaven.  He was told in no uncertain terms that he was not allowed to "force himself" on anyone without their consent.

                    After trying his luck with a few people, he was sentenced to Hell for eternity.

                    St. Peter was doing his Inspection of the dungeons some time later, and found the place in darkness.  No fire, no devils, no activity, no torture chambers in use.

                    At last St. P finds Satan hiding in a corner, looking very forlorn and unhappy.

                    "Why are you not looking after this place?" St Peter asks. " What has happened to the Fires of Hell?"

                    Satan replies, "Whenever I go out searching for firewood and I bend down to pick it up, do you know what happens, St. Peter?"

                    "Don't bother," replies St. Peter, let me have a guess!!!!

          2. jonnycomelately profile image81
            jonnycomelatelyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            This IS religion, silly!   Anyone who looks like god and acts like a virgin is IN !

  5. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    That's a hard case statement to make about a Gay site Bill hmm

    "Most dating services are just for making money. If you go to the bottom of that site you will see an affiliate link."  roll  big_smile

    1. Bill Manning profile image74
      Bill Manningposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oooops,, lol

      1. petertheknight profile image78
        petertheknightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        HAHAHAHAHA!!!  Yall crack me up!

  6. iamageniuster profile image75
    iamageniusterposted 6 years ago

    There are so many dating sites these days. It's hard to tell which ones are legitimate.

  7. Rosie2010 profile image75
    Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

    Hi Peter, I've heard match.com is a pretty good site.  So I checked if they also cater to the lesbian/gay community.  They do!  Check them out.  Here's something interesting from this site...

    Surprising Facts About the Match.com LGBT Community

    >>> The top three cities to find a gay man are (in order): Washington, D.C.; New York, New York; and Los Angeles, California <<<<

    Isn't that interesting?  If you live in one of these cities, you're in the right place.  If not, maybe you should consider moving? lol just kiddin!

    Good luck, Peter, and always be careful. smile

  8. WookieWonderfuls profile image61
    WookieWonderfulsposted 6 years ago

    there are tons of sites, a lot for making money but one you can use for free with a huge member base is plenty of fish. It's not specifically designed for gay/lesbian/bisexual people but you can set out your profile to only display other gay users who are looking for the same as you. If nothing else you may make friends. My gay male friends are big fans of grindr but I'm not to sure about that being female while its aimed at men.

    I wouldn't pay for any dating site  tongue

    I hope this helps

    1. brimancandy profile image79
      brimancandyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Grindr is more of a phone app, then it is a website. I have friends that use it, and it actually uses GPS to tell you exactly where the person you are hoping to meet is located. It's funny that one of my friends and I were at the Camp ground,  and someone who he was getting messages from was only 500 feet away. But, we looked all over, and could not see anyone. Turns out the guy was in the parking lot in his car. No match.

  9. jlpark profile image86
    jlparkposted 5 years ago

    Melissa - you made me laugh so hard...I agree with your Junk turning black and dropping off.  Yes, we do have the lowest risk of HIV and most other STIs of any sexual orientation, so the theory AIDS is a gay disease is just making it exceptionally dangerous for straight people (especially those who think - it's a gay disease, it won't happen to me)....'
    Ahh...the health benefits of being a lesbian!