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It could be argued that gay people started using the Internet for dating long before the rest of us did.

As such, we've encountered a lot of gay dating sites. In fact, far too many to list here in a neat row. As a result, we've separated the wheat from the chaff and limited ourselves to the real gay and lesbian dating sites.

Simply scroll down and have a look through our reviews to see which one of these sites might help you the most. There is bound to be something for everyone here!

Gay Dating Sites Tips

Don’t forget the importance of location!
When searching for other singles on gay dating sites, location is something you need to keep in mind! These platforms don’t have as many members as "straight" sites!

A detailed profile!
Make sure to put as much detail into your gay dating site profile as possible. Other singles will certainly want to know more about you than your profile picture!

Gay Dating Sites

The best dating sites for gays and lesbians



Serious gay dating

Link: www.gay-parship.com

Rating: 5

PARSHIP is already trusted by 11 million singles in Europe who are looking for a long term relationship, and now they are offering a specific dating site for gays and lesbians. Gay-PARSHIP, home to nearly 350,000 members, has a very good psychological test to match singles, whether gays or lesbians. After you have done the online test you'll start getting match suggestions via email and on PARSHIP's interface. So you can just relax and wait until you receive a passing match for you. The keyword here is "Deep compatibility".

You can take Gay-PARSHIP with you with PARSHIP's mobile application. Each profile and picture are checked by their team to ensure that members are genuine. Gay-PARSHIP is used by all kinds of gay and lesbian singles, but they tend to be professionals who value discretion and security.

PARSHIP is rather expensive which, on the other hand, guarantees high-class partner suggestions. If you are not looking for a lasting relationship, then this is not the place for you.

  • You can sign up and search for free. A full membership costs:
  • £9.98/12 months
  • £13.33/6 months
  • £20.03/3 months

Short review Gay-PARSHIP.com


Lesbian dating and singles

Link: www.pinkcupid.com

Rating: 3,5

Cupid Media is a market leader in many of its international markets and niche dating sites, one of them being the lesbian dating market. Overall, Cupid Media can boast around 30 million profiles on all of their websites.

It has a modern, user-friendly design, with multi-lingual interface and translation tools that break-down barriers enabling you to find other lesbian singles, whether locally in the UK or worldwide.

You can browse lesbian singles profiles and communicate with them via chat, email, video or instant messaging.

On your profile page you get possible matches according to your criteria. One thing we find outstanding is that they try to educate members about scammers and how to protect themselves against them.

  • Create profile and search for free.
  • Full membership costs from £7.50/month.

Short review PinkCupid.com


For educated singles and professionals

Link: www.elitesingles.co.uk

Rating: 3,5

Matchmaking site and online dating agency EliteSingles.co.uk also offers dating and matching services for lesbian, gay and LGBT singles. A lot of gay dating sites (particularly for men) tend to be rather sex-focused, but Elite Singles is different: they aim to help gays and lesbians find a serious partner. With 18,000 new members joining every day in the UK, you have considerably high chances of finding that special someone.

What’s also interesting is that over 71% of singles that use this online dating agency have graduated from university. The crowning glory of EliteSingles Gay & Lesbian, however, is their Personality Test that matches you up with others based on 29 personality traits. You receive a personality report and a limited number of “contact suggestions” – while the number of contact suggestions you receive daily is limited, the focus here is on quality over quantity.

  • Take the EliteSingles personality test and receive partner suggestions for free.
  • In order to communicate with your matches, subscription prices begin at £22.95/month.

Short review EliteSingles.co.uk


World's Largest Gay Community. Millions of Gay Men Online.

Link: www.gay.com

Rating: 3,5

Gay.com is the largest gay and lesbian online dating site and at the moment has 3 million active worldwide members. Gay.com is part of the Here Media Inc. network of companies, which produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide (such as The Advocate, the world’s leading gay news source; Out, the world’s leading gay fashion and lifestyle brand and SheWired.com, the world’s fastest-growing site for women gay, straight, and in between). As such, Gay.com offers, in addition to online dating, other gay community related information, entertainment, live chat, photo library, news...

The thriving social networking component allows the gay members to chat, instant message, or share photos and videos in a safe environment.

Gay.com has the nicest web design that we've come across among the gay dating sites.

You can use the IM, send messages, send friend requests, add to hot list, block, add notes...

You can even join group chat, send private IMs and watch some videos for free.

You'll find advertisements of their other products (The Advocate, Out...) throughout the site, which could either be irritating or a nice supplement to the site.

  • Signing up is free, as are a number of features that come with it.
  • Prices for premium membership at Gay.com start from US$11.99/month.

Short review Gay.com


Find Romance with Local Singles at Local Lesbians United Kingdom

Link: www.locallesbians.com

Rating: 3,5

Lesbian dating in the UK can be a little difficult sometimes, so LocalLesbians.com is now trying to help you find lesbian singles who are close by and not over a thousand miles away. Membership numbers seem to float around the 10,000 users mark, so you may have a decent chance in bigger towns and cities.

You can chat and use private messaging to get to know singles a little better. You can also upload a lot of photos and write detailed descriptions in your profile. This really helps when it comes to helping the right person find you, whether for friendship, a relationship or casual dating.

  • Signing up and chatting is free.
  • You can get a premium membership which starts from £5.95/month.

Short review LocalLesbians.com


The Premier Gay Dating Site. Home To Millions of Men.

Link: Gaydar.co.uk

Rating: 3,5

Gaydar.co.uk has been the home of over 6 million gay, bi and curious guys for the last ten years.

Modern design with lots of functionalities such as "send winks", express your opinion about another guy ("he's hot", "he's nice", "would like to get to know", "likes me!", "not my type", send messages, block a user, see photos and videos, GPS locations, travel plans...

You can take it with you wherever you are with the GaydarMobile app. Members pay with a 'Pay As You Cruise' method.

There are some relative big advertisements there, but they are usually topic related.

It can be a bit confusing for some people that you can only access the products and payments application after you are logged in to one of their other applications (which is not very clearly specified.)

  • Signing up as a Guest, searching and limited communication is free.
  • Full membership from £6.99/month.

Short review Gaydar.co.uk


Mr Right may be waiting just around the corner

Link: gayromeo.com

Rating: 3

GayRomeo.com, also known as PlanetRomeo, started locally as a small network of friends in Berlin and has become one of the main sites for the gay and bisexual male and transgender community worldwide, boasting somewhere around 6 million members. It therefore offers a rather diverse range of people.

Health is an important aspect for the owners of GayRomeo.com, that's why they partnered with leading specialist health advice organisations in various countries to deliver clear information and advice on PlanetRomeo.

They even created the charity “PlanetRomeo Foundation” to give support to a number of gay community projects and good causes.

The operators receive around 100 faker reports from users every day and they say that they deactivate or delete around 2/3 of those profiles. Keep this in mind and help them maintain a real community by reporting other fakes.

You can check the activities guide to keep updated about what's going on in your area and take it with you with the Gayromeo mobile application.

The design seems a bit robotic to us and could have a better user interface. Also, don't expect as many British members as at the other main gay dating sites.

  • Although you can do some things for free, not everything is free.
  • The full access to all features costs from €3.74/month.

Short review GayRomeo.com


Real Men. Real Life. Real Fun.

Link: www.gayslife.com

Rating: 3

Gayslife.com is a relatively new gay dating site for the UK… With around 50,000 members, it’s not fantastically big but there does seem to be promise. However, the platform does appear to be more geared towards those looking for hook-ups, one night stands and sex relationships. There are some guys here looking for long-term relationships, though.

What’s nice is that some of the communication features on Gayslife are free. You can go into the chat room and discuss things with other guys… Which is a good way of getting to know people before you decide to move on to private messaging.

  • You create a profile and search for members as far and wide as you like, as well as use the chatroom.
  • If you’d like unlimited private communication with members then prices begin at £6.99/month.

Short review Gayslife.com


#1 Dating Site for Gay Men

Link: www.stunr.com

Rating: 3

Stunr.com is a premier gay dating site and app. It has around 14,000 members in the UK which isn’t bad and offers a place for men to meet up for dating, friendships and hook-ups. All you need to do is sign in, upload a photo and you’re good to go.

There’s also an accompanying app for both iOS and Android.  This allows for more efficient gay dating on the go. It also means that you can check out any of the new local members who are in whatever neighbourhood you happen to be in at the moment.

  • You can sign up for free, search for other members.
  • You can send unlimited messages, see private photos, view full size pics and even take advantage of their 3 month guarantee if you sign up for a premium membership from US$8.25/month.

Short review Stunr.com


Any guy. Any time. Anywhere.

Link: www.manhunt.net

Rating: 3

Manhunt is probably one of the oldest gay dating sites out there and is exclusively aimed at gay and bisexual men. Unlike Gay-Parship, it's focus appears to be more on sex and general hookups. Members seem to sit around the 4,000,000 mark, though the number of profiles still active will probably be different.
  • Signing up to Manhunt.net is free.
  • For unlimited membership, costs begin from US$12.00/month.

Short review Manhunt.net


Meet Your Adam Today!

Link: www.adam4adam.com

Rating: 3

Adam4Adam.com is a gay dating and hookup site that has been online since 2003. It also claims to be the biggest online hookup site for gay and bisexual men, and it may not be far off with roughly 60,000 guys on at any one time.

Being a hookup site , Adam4Adam primarily focuses on sex. In many ways, it is very similar to AdultFriendFinder though more exclusively aimed at gay guys.

  • Adam4Adam doesn't charge its users for membership.
  • However, you can offer a donation to help maintain the site's upkeep.

Short review Adam4adam.com


Welcome to the gay social network, find mates and dates.

Link: www.onlylads.com

Rating: 3

OnlyLads.com is a gay dating site for gay and bisexual UK men. It is probably one of the biggest free dating sites aimed at LGBT men in the United Kingdom. With around 750,000 members, the site claims to be completely "gay owned and operated".

  • Signing up and chatting is free.
  • You can get a premium membership which starts from £5.95/month.

Short review OnlyLads.com

All About Our "Gay and Lesbian Dating Category 2017"

The gay scene has certainly changed in the last few years, with many of what were once gay bars now being replaced with dating apps and sites. A lot of bars in place like London end have ended up suffering because dates can simply be organised online. What is good to remember, however, is that online dating was very much pioneered by the LGBT scene in the first place!

For years we’ve been testing a wide range of online dating sites, among them many gay and lesbian oriented dating sites. In fact, there were far too many to put into our list here. We have therefore decded to use only the biggest and the best in order to help you get to improve your chances of hooking up or finding the perfect date!

Due to the gay dating scene being a lot smaller, it is important to remember that the number of members on a dating site will depend on where you live. One of the great things about sites like Gaydar is that, in a lot of cases, you can easily search the amount of people in your area. This also makes it easier if you are travelling somewhere else and want a quick meetup!

Gay-Dating Goes Mobile

The gay scene is always keeping up with the trends and mobile dating is naturally the next step in the progression.

In mid-2009 a large amount of the LGBT community were using gay dating apps such as Grindr. Today...

...over 60% have access to gay dating apps.

This number has not decreased and, in fact, a large number of the heterosexual dating community are also using them.

If you have any suggestions, or feel that there are more gay and lesbian dating sites to add to our list, feel free to email us at: feedback@leadingdatingsites.co.uk.

Henning Wiechers
has been observing the UK dating market since 2007. He is among the top opinion leaders in the industry.

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