GayMatchmaker.com.au – Australian Dating Site Reviewed |
GayMatchmaker.com.au is Australia and New Zealand’s premier and fastest growing gay dating and personals site. Boasting almost 230,000 singles it is one of the most popular of any dating site within Australia, and rightly so to.
Open to men aged 18 years and older, residing in one of the two above countries, the site caters to finding viable local matches for its members, for love, romance, sexual encounters and even just friendship. The site is not solely for gay individuals, but also welcomes bisexual, transgender, and transvestite members – in order for them to meet someone in a non prejudiced and welcoming community. In addition, there are also a few gay or bisexual couples that use the site in order to find a third party couple or single for fun. Therefore GMM is a site that welcomes you no matter how serious or not serious you wish your relations to be.
The site is attractive and fairly easy to navigate. All icons are clearly marked, in order for you to quickly establish the perks and benefits the site has to offer. Before even contemplating registering you may perform a basic browse of site members, read some of the many inspiring testimonials, and take a free site tour.
GMM is free to register to, and offers limited use of the website, its features and services. There is of course the opportunity to upgrade at any point during your standard membership, which offers unlimited site use for a very competitive cost. With free membership you will have a life long personal advertisement as there is no time expiration unless you wish to delete your account. Premium membership can last as long or as short as you wish, as the site offers the flexibility to upgrade on a month by month basis, therefore you are not tied into a contract should you wish to stop using the site.
The sign up process is fairly painless, requiring basic contact details and a bit of information regarding yourself and the type of people you wish to meet. The topics you will be required to submit information about include lifestyle and background, likes and dislikes, physical appearance and culture, and the same is required about the matches you are seeking.
Once you have submitted information, and filled in a brief essay, you will be prompted to upload personal photographs should you so wish. Including a photo with your profile can dramatically increase the chances of success when finding someone; however you can edit and add information and photos at any point during your membership.
Once you have created your account and logged in, you may then begin to search.
Free members may perform basic searches which can narrow down potential matches by age range, location, sexuality and what they are on the site to find. There are also a number of useful quick searches such as viewing all members who are currently online, those recently signed up to the site, and the option to display only the users who have uploaded photographs.
Premium members may perform advanced searches, giving as narrow or broad search range as they wish by choosing preferences they deem a priority for a future match. These can include body type, appearance, whether the person eventually wants children, the type of relationship they are looking for etc.
Once a search query has loaded you may then decide whether to want to initiate contact with any of the members. As a free member you have fairly limited communication options; however this gives you a taster as to what the site offers you. You may send ‘winks’, which are an instant alert to a user that you are interested in their profile. You may also add members to your ‘favorite’ list, for quick and easy access to that user without having to research.
Premium members obviously have more options, including email messaging, instant messaging and the use of both public and private chat rooms.
The site has a number of features, some of which it offers to both sets of members. These include member forums, blogs, advice and safety tips, relevant links and a number of priority features for its paying users.
GayMatchmaker.com.au is a popular and well liked site, appealing to its niche both as a practical and fun tool for finding people, whether for friendship, casual encounters, romance or love. Although free members have fairly limited use of the functions, it does allow that person to make an informed and thought out decision about whether to commit to a premium member level.