Top 5 Gay Dating Sites of 2014

Singles seeking same sex relationships and encounters have countless options to choose from online. Dating sites that are exclusively for gay singles as well as generic dating sites with gay members, offer numerous features and resources that cater to their ever-expanding gay membership bases. Below are the top choices for gay dating based on rankings and reviews of everything these sites have to offer. You can use the comparisons of features and ratings to help you make an informed decision about which dating service is right for you.

Customers Reviews

  • Michael L. about Match:

     "I tried all the other sites before and always had bad luck! Match led me to my soul mate! I recommend this site to every single and looking person I know. It's affordable and so worth it!!"

  • Sharon H. about Chemistry:

     "I am really surprised by how many really relevant matches they keep finding for me. Hopefully one will work :)"

  • Alex R. about PerfectMatch:

     "I love that I can search for women while I wait for their system to send me new matches. "

  • Janet G. about eHarmony:

      "Great site! I met several nice men. I actually was matched with the man I am currently engaged to be married this September after the first night I got on the system."

  • Liz C. about Match:

      "Great site...only one where you can truly find matches that meet your criteria!...I met many interesting, stable, intelligent men."

 
#SiteMain FeaturesMembership BaseOverall RatingSummaryMore
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  • 6 month guarantee to meet someone special
  • Fastest-growing dating site for gay singles
  • Meet singles today with an ultra-simple member setup
  • Personality-based matching system
  • Extremely easy to use
Massive user base of gay singles  
9.8/10
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  • Best Overall
  • Best Features
  • Largest Gay User Base
2
  • Large, rapidly-growing user base
  • Integration with major social networks
  • Daily Match suggestions
  • Fun, user-friendly mobile app
  • Profile search and matching features
Large, youthful membership base  
9.6/10
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  • Large Gay User Base
  • Fun and Easy to Use
  • Great Mobile App
3
  • Personality-based matching
  • Relies on user feedback to refine the matching process
  • Relationship advice from recognized experts
  • Assisted communication helps users feel comfortable
Gay singles seeking long-term relationships  
9.3/10
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  • Top Matching System
  • Easy to Use
4
  • Use of personality-based matching technology
  • Free personality assessment
  • Email notifications about potential matches
  • Organizational tools to track potential matches
Relationship-minded gay singles  
9.0/10
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  • Great Search Features
  • Easy to Use
5
  • Membership focused on meeting black singles
  • Matching and independent searching based on personal preference
  • Receive 3 daily matches of local singles
  • Astrological compatibility options
  • Easy to use
Anyone interested in meeting local black singles  
8.8/10
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  • Easy to navigate
  • Great searching and matching features

MEMBERSHIP BASE

With tens of millions of gay singles using online dating services each month, using an online dating site is an easy way to expand your current options. If you're looking to get married, you'll want to choose a service with similarly marriage-minded singles, such as eHarmony or Chemistry.com. If you prefer casual romances or brief encounters you may also enjoy sites such as Lavalife that cater to singles that prefer short-lived pleasure over permanence. And if you just want to meet someone and see where things go, using a dating site with a large user base, such as Match.com, can provide you with endless possibilities. more

PRICE

You may be surprised to learn that in addition to reasonable pricing, many online dating sites also offer coupons, discounts or even free extended memberships. Membership fees can vary greatly from service to service. Yahoo! Personals, for example, costs only $15.99/month for a 6-month subscription, while a 1-month subscription to eHarmony or PerfectMatch can cost up to $59.95/month. And, of course, most online dating sites offer free trials or free access to select services so that you can see for yourself which site you enjoy the most. more

Niche dating categories

If you are set on meeting singles from a particular demographic, you may be surprised to learn that many mainstream dating sites, such as Match.com and eHarmony, have more members belonging to specific groups. The same holds true for gay and senior dating sites. Additionally, mainstream dating sites have developed powerful search features that can help you eliminate irrelevant singles and find a partner with a compatible background. more

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Most online dating sites are relatively straightforward, but it's still helpful to know that a site offers reliable customer support. With the exception of Chemistry.com and Match.com which offer a customer service phone number directly on their Contact Us page, most online dating sites offer only FAQ pages and email support. We've tested the customer support of the top dating sites and ranked them based on timeliness, helpfulness and professionalism. more

SEARCH OPTIONS AND MATCHING ALGORITHMS

Tired of being attracted to the wrong type of person or getting set up with losers? Compatibility matching services offered by sites like Chemistry.com and eHarmony have successfully suggested thousands of long-term matches based on personality, "Dimensions of Compatibility" and other specific qualities. Other sites such as Yahoo! Personals offer powerful search features that enable you to find a match based on the criteria that is most important to you. You can also try a site that offers both, such as Match.com, which combines extensive search features with compatibility matching technology that provides 5 recommended matches daily. more

SPECIAL FEATURES

While you can do without some of the extra features they offer, some dating sites have that really stand out and should be taken into consideration when you decide on a package. Match.com, for example, offers mobile dating where you can login securely from your cell phone. Chemistry.com offers free help with creating your profile so that it can offer the most relevant matches possible. eHarmony offers a free personality assessment that can help you better understand yourself and pinpoint exactly what you're looking for in a mate. Lavalife offers video chat functionality which provides a new dimension to the online dating experience. more

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