Gay Dating and Hookup Sites Nowadays

  • mrsmithers

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    Nov 06, 2014 8:53 AM GMT
    I noticed a downfall on the main gay dating/hookup sites like Adam4adam, manhunt, and Grindr.. I've been on adam and manhunt since around 2006, and use to be fun to meet people.. Within the last few years I notice the activity on those sites has dwindled, and seems to be worse.. Sure it still loads 43 pages of men in my area on Adam, but most seem to be much older guys and very out of shape.. Where are people going to meet and hookup nowadays? They sure aren't going to bars..
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    Nov 06, 2014 8:55 AM GMT
    scruff,grindr, tinder etc. Mobile apps are taking over.
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    Nov 06, 2014 9:00 AM GMT
    I think the mobile apps have become almost unbearable with the number of people saying how they receive loads of messages and they couldn't possibly have time to reply to them all, and similar smugness. I can't remember the last time I had a decent conversation on them which raises the question of why I still use them.
  • mrsmithers

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    Nov 06, 2014 9:02 AM GMT
    I have Grindr, and had scruff.. Scruff was terrible.. Ended up deleting it.. Grindr and Adam seem to be the better ones, but they are lacking.. Adam4adam radar isn't good.. The full computer version of the site is what I use with adam.. I think the online and phone app hookup dating sites are becoming a thing of the past... There's a lot of fake profiles on those sites too, that may be the main reason they are dieing out.. It gets tiring messaging profiles that play the same games, or they end up being rude..
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    Nov 06, 2014 9:03 AM GMT
    I use zoosk now lol…


    Its so annoying when you join a website and theres all these hot guys in your area but they don't log on anymore :'(
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    Nov 06, 2014 9:11 AM GMT
    Grindr is pretty awful in my little area these days. Dare I say it, but I've had/dated most of the sexy guys icon_redface.gif There's a large percentage of fat and ugly dudes on there too.

    Hornet attracts the better types I find. A lot of in shape guys and interesting characters.
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    Nov 07, 2014 3:59 PM GMT
    I doubt there is any change rather there is no fresh meat. On any site you will eventually browse all of the profiles in your area that interest you. New flash: there is a finite supply of gay men and an even smaller supply of guys who you would be interested in meeting.
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    Nov 07, 2014 4:06 PM GMT
    I've been off the "market" for some time now but looking back, I believe that Apps bring out the worst or the least authentic aspect of people. Until you meet the person and hear/see/smell/ etc how they carry themselves, and their personality, everything online is more or less a mask. People may still be a mask in person but chances of success may be higher.
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    Nov 07, 2014 5:50 PM GMT
    Once a master class in how to hide your phone's hookup apps is available I'm sure they'll become more popular.
  • BlackRussian1...

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    Nov 08, 2014 2:52 PM GMT
    Ah for the days when men used to be in a room/place together, make eye contact, perhaps subtly brush against one another, and eventually exchange words which made the heart beat faster and the cock fuller. Well.
  • Jamie1298

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    Nov 08, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    I used to use Grindr, Adam4Adam, Hornet, etc, but they've gotten pretty boring as people can't even carry a simple conversation and the people were VERY flaky in my area. So I used POF and that's where I met my bf who, dare I say, is IMMENSELY attractive.
  • BloodFlame

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    Nov 09, 2014 1:00 AM GMT
    I feel it really depends on where you live. I can understand being a little disappointed with the guys you may attract on a site and when you try to contact someone, it doesn't go well or no reply syndrome but it comes with the territory you know. I mean, I've noticed that I seem to garner attention from out of shape older men 50+ and while it's nice, I'm looking for guys closer to my age and take care of themselves. However, I doubt it was any different back then unless you are referring to old profiles that are no longer active.

    I feel the mobile apps are the more commonplace now since almost everyone has a smartphone these days. So naturally, apps like Grindr & Scruff but it's going to vary from person to person. Maybe Plenty of Fish or OkCupid may help you?
  • glez91

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    Nov 09, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    I heard tinder was pretty good. Otherwise I haven't had much luck in any of the ones I've tried.
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    Nov 09, 2014 5:19 AM GMT
    Jms31 saidGrindr is pretty awful in my little area these days. Dare I say it, but I've had/dated most of the sexy guys icon_redface.gif There's a large percentage of fat and ugly dudes on there too.

    Hornet attracts the better types I find. A lot of in shape guys and interesting characters.

    Really? I tried Hornet a while back and all the profiles seemed fake.