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RealJock.com is a gay fitness, health and lifestyle site with a friendship and dating component. This means that, unlike most other sites, the dating aspect sometimes feels secondary. If you're a serious jock and enjoy this particular kind of lifestyle then you'll meet loads of likeminded guys online at the same time as learning from the many articles online. If you're a couch potato (and proud of it) then perhaps this isn't the place for you.
One thing you’ll notice about this site is that it’s full of muscular men. This is no surprise as a common feature is that the men on here are interested in staying in shape. This is often a topic of conversation in the site’s forum area, although things also get a little steamier, depending on which topic you decide to get involved in. Although you could post a message requesting sports activities with other guys (whatever those ‘sports’ may be) there is no exclusive area for this, which seemed a bit of a missed trick given the nature of the conversations already going on in the forums.
The best news about the site is that it's completely free. It takes just a couple of minutes to register your details, choose a username and password. Don't forget that you'll also need a valid email address in order to validate your membership. What follows on most other sites is that you're informed that if you actually want to hook up then you'll have to upgrade your subscription. The great thing about RealJock.com is that you don't need to pay anything further in order to get the most from the site. You can send and receive messages, search and browse profiles and use all the other features too. The only limitation is that to use some of the features (e.g. RealJock chat) you'll need to verify your membership. Again, this is free and fairly simple and the instructions are provided on the site. Once your profile is authenticated there's no stopping you. In addition, other members are more likely to take you seriously if you do verify your membership.
Of course, this is something of a niche gay dating site. Many members look like the average Joe, so don't be too intimidated, but you'll find that most are united by their interest in healthy lifestyles, many clearly spending a lot of time working out. It's unlikely that you'll get much interest if you list your hobbies as chain-smoking or lying on the couch and thinking about life. You can set your preferences so that the site has a better idea of the sorts of men you’re interested in, which will also help other guys to determine whether you might be the sort they’re looking for.
At the time of this review there were over 1200 members online, which is quite impressive, though not quite in the same league as those high up in the top 10. There is also the concern that, being a free site, you'll get more than the usual share of fakes and time-wasters. Whilst they won't all be online at the same time, many of the profiles on the site are verified. You can filter your search results by including only verified profiles, so if you do share this concern, features on the site such as this ensure that you can filter out suspicious profiles and save time and disappointment.
For a free site, the profiles compare favourably. In addition to giving plenty of detail about a member, it's possible to upload multiple pictures and videos too. In addition to the main public photo, you'll find additional public pictures (some of which may feature nudity but no sexual acts). You can also find more sexually explicit pictures on member profiles, but these are not public, and have to be unlocked by that member. So, whilst you can find sexually explicit images, you have to go looking for them, meaning that it's not 'in your face' if you're uncomfortable with that kind of material.
In terms of other features, there are a feast of articles listed under the 'topics' tab. In addition, you can also find lots of workout plans and health and wellbeing advice. It really is a mine of information and advice for those wishing to get or stay fit. Moreover, this information and advice won't cost you anything. You can find information on training, nutrition, body and mind, gay resources, entertainment and news, so there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
In the member forums you'll also find a lot of topics on health and fitness. Even if you're not a complete jock, you should still be able to get something out of the forums, which cover other diverse topic areas, including dating, gay issues and movies and TV. Meanwhile, if you're keen on chatting live with other members, there are two kinds of chat room available. If you want to enter the original RealJock.com chat rooms you'll have to be a verified member. No sex or nudity is allowed here. If that's what you're looking for then you'll need to login to the RealJock.com adult chat rooms. Whilst both chat room types are fairly buzzing, a lot of the time you'll find that the adult chat rooms aren't especially wild or raunchy. You can also use IM to chat with members, and if you hit it off in the chat rooms don't be surprised to be invited to IM in private. In case you have any problems, assistance is available by either looking for guidance on the site or by emailing the help desk.
RealJock.com is one of the better gay dating sites available, especially given that it’s free. Whilst catering to more of a niche gay lifestyle, don't be intimidated by the belief that you'll need to be a 'real jock' to fit in. Moreover, it's a free site, well laid out, with a large membership base and no surprise charges just after you've registered. Why not hang out with the jocks today?
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