"Benefits" of getting Verified..
- Your pic/profile is included on the front page in the "ONLINE NOW AND VERIFIED" box.
- You can vote for a guy to be MOTD.
- You can use the Report Spam button in the forums.
- You can rapid fire posts in the forums without a time delay.
- You increase the possibility of guys contacting you because they trust the verification.
Other than that, there's no real benefit. If you want guys to know you're legit, create a YouTube video of yourself. Say your screen name, and introduce yourself. Then post the YT link in your profile.
If you're chatting with a guy and you hit it off, it's usually a good idea for both of you to get on video chat.. Skype, Google Hangout, Facetime, etc. That way, you guys get to see each other in real time and verify that you're both real.