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With well over a million members and counting, OutPersonals.com is one of the biggest gay dating sites on the web. Whether you're gay, bi-sexual, transsexual or just curious, OutPersonals.com features loads of guys eager to meet you. It's a great place for social networking with a variety of ways of getting in touch with likeminded others. They also seem to have thought very carefully about features, such that it's simple to find people and manage your account.
OutPersonals.com is brought to you by the same team that developed the number two gay dating site in this category, GayFriendFinder.com. As such, the format is very similar, giving you a wealth of great features that allow you to browse and search member profiles, send and receive emails, chat and meet members online. However, the main distinction between the sites is that, whilst GayFriendFinder.com is a little tamer and seeks to match members for dating, friendship and romantic relationships, OutPersonals.com is wilder and raunchier. Being more of an adult-themed dating site, you'll most definitely encounter a lot more sexually explicit material. If you find the prospect of wading through piles of pictures of naked guys arousing, then clearly this is the site for you. Conversely, if you're liable to suffer a fit of the vapors from glancing at a picture of an erect member, you'd be better off joining GayFriendFinder.com.
Another benefit of this site (if you’re interested in the saucier side of dating) is that you can utilise the webcam features. These allow you to chat with guys using your webcam or just to check out what they might be doing. Obviously this isn’t always innocent, which makes for a very useful tool for getting to know a guy more intimately. The various chat options also provide a textual means for getting a bit hot under the collar, with plenty of steamy conversations going on amongst men from around the world.
If travel is something you’re interested in, or you simply want to meet men who are a bit different to the ones you meet every day around you, then this could be a site worth trying out. Because of the high membership numbers and the international clientele, you’ll have ample opportunity to chat with men from all over the world. Even if you don’t each have a webcam this is a good opportunity to exchange photos and perhaps even arrange a trip abroad.
Registering as a member is quick, easy and free when it works. We had a few issues with not receiving our confirmation email but for the most part this shouldn’t be a problem. However, other than giving you very limited access to just a few of the features on the site and allowing you to look around, you get little from the basic free membership. Importantly, you won't be able to view profiles or communicate with other members unless you upgrade. In effect, the 'free' membership just gets you on the hook, after which you quickly realise that there's very little you can actually do. That said, the membership subscriptions are worth the money, as OutPersonals. com is good value for money and if you’re looking for a good time with men near you then the membership subscription is a small price to pay. You'll also get six months free if you sign up for twelve. Take a tip from this review and sign up for the Gold membership for a month. You'll get access to all of the features and, as long as you spend some time networking, you should start seeing your romantic life take to the skies pretty soon.
If you're tempted to splash out then a gold membership will get full access to members' video intros. There are other reasons for going for Gold too. For instance, your profile will be given priority in search listings, you'll have more search parameters when looking for profiles, plus you'll get to see all the newest profiles before standard members. You can also highlight your profile in a couple of ways; by enabling standard members to contact you free of charge and by highlighting your profile in search results and emails. If you decide to take out a Gold membership and enhance your profile the fees can begin to stack up, but you should get excellent results without the enhancements.
In terms of other features, you'll find the usual ones such as being able to flirt with other members by sending 'winks', create 'hotlists' of your favorite member profiles as well as lists of friends and contacts. 'Love dog' matches you with compatible members based upon your responses to the online form. The results are delivered to your inbox. This is a good way of getting the site to work for you in order to boost your chances of finding somebody. However, be aware that you'll often be matched with members who live some distance away, which is not going to be practical or desirable for many members. However, if you're willing to travel then it's certainly worth a go. The chat rooms on OutPersonals.com are also a very good way of meeting and chatting to new guys without the rigmarole of of communicating by email. You can chat publicly or go private and you'll usually find plenty of members here to chat with. There's also a searchable knowledge base, email support form and telephone support should you have any questions or problems of any kind.
Searching is very in depth on this site, particularly if you have a gold membership. This means that you can be very specific about the sort of guy you are looking for, and, since the site has so many members, you’ll be likely to find men who suit you even if you are very picky. You can even go as far as specifying the particular body features you’re interested in, lifestyle choices and whether or not you see members who don’t have photos on their profiles.
Whilst a free account doesn’t allow a massive degree of access you can still freely explore the site to see what it has to offer. You’ll also be allowed to reply to gold members who pay a subscription fee to allow you to do so, which means that you’re not completely void of communication if someone takes your fancy. As such it’s worth building up an in depth profile with some decent pictures as you might have someone contact you before you pay for membership. You could also spend some time developing a favourites list to help decide whether or not you feel there are enough members who tickle your fancy and with whom you’d like to communicate more if you decide to pay for gold membership. Although the membership isn’t necessarily the cheapest around we do feel that it offers very good value for money due to the high membership numbers and range of features available, particularly if you’re looking to hook up or take advantage of the web cam features.
On reflection, OutPersonals.com is a great way of meeting gay, bi and transsexual guys and is certainly worthy of your time and money. With a huge membership base, great features and an easy to use site, you'll soon be up and running and probably beating them off with a stick. Although it’s not necessarily suited to everyone as it’s more focused on hook ups and intimate online exchanges, if it's no strings fun you're looking for, you'll know you're in good hands, so check out OutPersonals.com now without delay!
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