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Member Name: ryanando
Date: 18/04/08, updated on 18/04/08 (2415 review reads)
Advantages: Men Men and lots of Men
Disadvantages: The aforementioned men are usually weird
Gay men. We are greedy. We already have ONE, but we want another. Preferably if it belongs to a hot guy. Some may go as far as wanting more than one, but thats not my style.
So! Up pops Gaydar to promise us homo's everything we could ever, possibly want in a man right on the other side of our computer. Or the country. Or the world. Hmmm
The site is essentially a place to meet other gay, bisexual and trans men. User friendly would be an understatement when applied to The Dar. Your grandmother could figure out how to use this site quicker than you could question her motives to do so.
Now Gaydar comes in two (that's 2, count em) destinct styles....Paid and unpaid. I have to admit however, the perks of the paid profiles (yes , I decided to see what the big deal was one time I had too much money to play with) don't really make it worth your time.
For a month of all the perks you'll pay about £8. The longer you sign up for the better a deal you get. You can get more pictures on your profile, send more messages and view more profiles with the paid option, but unless all you do all day is sit on gaydar, you wont run out of messages or the ability to view profiles. If you do, put the website down, go to a bar.
The main staple of your gaydar diet is your profile. You can post around 5 pictures on it, all with captions, describe who you are and what you want from men all in a very easy to see manner. It's basically an advert for yourself.
This is the thing I like the most about The Dar. It's just so uncluttered of all that junk you get from any other profile site. You can quickly see what someone is about (assuming they tell the truth) and then be as fickle as you please with the findings.
When you view someones profile (assuming you are logged in) you automatically leave a track. A few other gay sites I know do this and it bugs the hell out of me. What if you accidentally click an ugly? What if you let a slightly unhinged person think you are in love with them?!?? Thankfully Gaydar knocked that on the head. you also have the option to take your track away so as to browse discreetly. If, however, you want to be noticed even more, what the hell, you can mark them as a hottie and it will show up next to your track. All points covered? Me thinks so!
From the profiles you can message someone either via the site or email, you can send some "private" pictures along with said message if that floats your boat or you can just say "hi" (go for the second option, its less weird)
To make the place even better, there are chat rooms! And my! What an extensive list of categories you have! (All the better to gay you up, my dear!) You can chat by region, city or interest.
I found the chat comes in really handy, especially for first time gays (we all were there once). It's a way to ease yourself onto "the scene" if you so wish or, if you're more like me, you can just chat randomly and then next time you do actually go out on "the scene", you'll get a few hello's!
As with a LOT of dating/meeting sites, there are a LOT of people out for sex of all kinds and sorts. UNLIKE a lot of sites, I find that unless you go looking for it (which is also easy to do, the search on gaydar isn't all too bad), it doesn't really knock your door down and slap you in the face with a wet fish. Which is good. I like sex as much as the next person (the next person as long as it's not a nun) BUT I don't want to log in and have a million messages from men in their 60's telling me I look gorgeous and do I want to come over to play.
Something that stands out quite a bit on Gaydar is the total and utter LACK of homophobic abuse (unless its from your fellow gay men, we are awful sometimes). Many a gay site has been infultrated by men and women with a brain the size of...actually scrap that.... no brain just to inform us that we are all getting to share a condo in hell (for just £669 or pay in three easy installments!!!) but Gaydar seems to be for the most part VERY phobe-free. Kudos to you!
The site has its own radio channel also which is apparently a big hit amongst the gays, never used it myself though.
So overall, no matter what you're looking for, be it a romp with a stranger, meeting new friends, keeping up to speed with old ones, the site is really quite a handy tool that almost every Gay guy should have.
As for you Gay ladies, I hear there is now a Gaydargirls for you to partake in! I'll leave the reviewing to you on that though!
(review also on Ciao)
Summary: A place for gay men to congregate without making too much of a mess