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JustGuys.com is a gay dating website for men and promises to help you hook up, whether you're searching for a fling or a meaningful relationship. In the past it’s been a free site which offered all of its services and features for no charge, but has since begun to charge members to access its features. This has caused some controversy amongst its users, particularly because the site itself seems to project the idea that it’sstill free of change. It is indeed free to sign up and offers browsable profiles, but to access other features such as live video chat and email, you must pay.
The site itself is generally well set-out and easy to navigate, if a little uninspired. Some pages feel unfinished, such as the FAQ, which looks a little vacuous and doesn’t provide all the information we’d like. Signing up is simple but you may have to wait up to 48 hours to have your account activated as each member is vetted by a team member. Whilst this helps to guarantee that the users are real and not time wasters, it does mean that getting started can take several days, which is pretty slow by most accounts.
It's true that it’s completely free to sign up as a member of JustGuys.com. All you need to do is pick a username and password, enter your email address and give your location. You'll then be directed to a screen where you're required to give a few personal details. JustGuys.com boasts a membership base of over half a million members. However, since starting to charge for their services, the activity of these members is reduced and it’s not always easy to find hot men who are online and can communicate with you, since they are often not paying members. We would recommend logging on at a key time to use the site to check out how many members are online at that time, before deciding to pay for a service.
A short amount of browsing will turn up plenty of potential dates and you've pretty good odds of meeting someone on JustGuys.com if you contact people who have upgraded to a paid account. Whether you're interested in online chatting, dating or something a little more long term then it's worth giving it a try. Each profile usually features multiple pictures (some of which are often sexually explicit and have to be 'unlocked' by the member), as well as a good level of information about the individual. Most members are from the US and range considerably in age and style, though you''ll tend to find more young members than mature. You can record your contacts and favorite profiles by creating lists that you can go back and access later. If you upgrade your membership you'll get more open communication with members, access to hotter profile content and get to use features such as the advanced search. Whether or not you decide to upgrade depends on the feel you get for the site, but it's worth considering as the monthly subscription cost is reasonable.
The chat rooms are all free and you can plug in your own webcam for video chat, so you can see who you're chatting with and they can see you. Whilst the chat rooms aren't really quite as buzzing as most of those in our top 10, you ought to be able to find one at peak times which piques your interest. You can even go into private chat with a member that you hit it off with, which is a great idea if you feel things are getting a bit more intimate and you don't want eyes to be watching.
The 'nightlife' feature gives listings of what's on across most major US cities. You'll also find club listings and random profile lists of available guys who live in that city. So, as well as finding a great event to attend, you might also find someone here to accompany you. Clicking on the 'classifieds' tab will take you to members' personal advertisment listings. What you'll typically find are messages posted by guys seeking other guys, usually for sex or friendship, but also for events, help wanted, things for sale, etc. You can browse by category and by location too. If you're really bored, you might decide to take one of the free gay-themed quizzes and perhaps find out 'what kind of gay you are'. Or, you could check out the latest gay-related newsfeeds, or perhaps browse the clothing, underwear, DVDs and toys in the online store. So, there's plenty more besides browsing the profiles on JustGuys.com. On-site assistance is also there to help you if you have any problems.
In summary, JustGuys.com is a decent all round dating site that ought to appeal to a wide range of tastes and interests. Whilst it is no longer a free site, the membership fees are fair and won’t break the bank. Despite a few unsatisfied customers, you’ll find a lot of people who are happy with the site and who believe that it offers its members a good service with a range of hot men to connect with. Whether you stick with the free membership or upgrade, you should find plenty to get your teeth into here.
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