Gay 411! Hey there, you want to hear the 411? Gay411 is here to hook you up with hot gay dudes in your area. Wait, don’t click off the review just yet. I’m dead serious. This is a gay dating site that connects you with other gay dudes. It is not a joke - these hot sexy singles are all real. But, on the other hand, the website itself might as well be a dream; hell, it could be a nightmare. I have so much to complain about when it comes to Gay411 that I’m going to find it challenging to finish this review without spontaneously combusting from the stress.
All right, let’s take this step by step. First of all, this is a gay dating website that has no other functionality. You’re supposed to sign up and add a profile image that doesn’t necessarily have to show your face. You’re also allowed to include your cock in the photo if you’re into that kind of stuff. The entirety of the site is 18+. It’s not a casual dating site, even though you are technically free to use it as one. In addition, there are a few profile preferences for you to choose from, and they basically define the tags you’ll receive. Those tags will help other people on the site figure out what you’re here for so that they don’t waste their time bothering you with shit you’re not interested in.
Creating Your Profile
As far as I can tell, Gay411 doesn’t use any algorithms to match people. It’s not a matchmaking site. It’s more of a mini social media site, kind of like Tinder, but retro and without the swiping. You can make your profile, upload an image, and look at other dudes’ pictures and names. The site protects your privacy, but it does ask you for the city you live in, presumably to help you hook up with other dudes in your area. That’s normal. Just keep in mind that you shouldn’t share your personal information with any of the users on the site once you strike up a conversation. That kind of shit can really mess up your day.
And even though Gay411 is a perfectly safe and reputable site, you never know when you might run across a bad egg who’s managed to slip through the system and is just out to abuse you in some way. Unfortunately, there are many homophobic crazies who frequent gay dating sites trying to find gay dudes to beat up. But if you ask me, I think they’re all closeted homosexuals who need to get over themselves. If you’re spending hours on a single gay dating site, you’re gay, or you’re writing a review. There’s no third option.
A Classy Place
Anyways, the profile preferences are pretty neat and come with a bunch of pre-defined options so that you can let other members know why you’re on Gay411. For example, you can state that you’re looking for love, sex, a relationship, or even friendship. Of course, you can also leave this field blank if you prefer to keep an air of mystery around. There’s also an extensive list of sexual activities that you can pick from, including but not limited to BDSM, gym, romantic, smoking, arts, and so on. By the way, if you’re looking for a cool gay dude to play video games with, you can technically find one on Gay411. I like that they’re keeping your options open.
There’s this neat unwritten implication on Gay411 that gay dudes don’t just go around fucking every guy they see – they have fun just like everyone else. It’s an inclusive message that’s long overdue on these kinds of dating sites. Don’t get me wrong; all men are pigs, gay, straight, or otherwise. I’m well aware of that. But, I still appreciate that Gay411 are going out of their way to be respectful. You shouldn’t assume by default that everyone wants to be a whore.
All Kinds of Dudes
One last thing before I start complaining about all the things I hate about Gay411 – there are tons of profiles that you can preview before you even sign up on the site. I like this very much. It gives me a preview of what to expect once I actually sign up. I mean, I won’t, but you might. And, you’d like to know what kinds of dudes you can expect to see inside before you go through the hassle of inputting your information. Well, there are all kinds of dudes on this site, from what I can see. They’re young, old, buff, lean, hot, cute, and all the in-between. There are also a lot of fuckboys who like taking pictures of themselves on motorcycles. I’d give those a pass if I were you.
The point is, whether you’re looking for a twink, a bear, a daddy, or a boyfriend, you’ll find that special someone on this site, even if you’re only thirsty for one night. I also really like that 99% of the profile pictures shown here feature the dudes’ faces and not their cocks. I mean, yeah, I get that gay dudes like cocks and all, but you want to see the face of the person, you’d be fucking. The cock doesn’t really tell much of a story. It’s more of a utensil.
So Many Red Flags
Ok, let’s start the bitching and moaning. First of all, Gay411 goes a long way to look like a free dating site, but they are not. They require you to pay for their services - your profile is not free. All right, that’s not inherently evil, I guess, except they don’t tell you how much their services cost. They tell you that the charge will appear on your credit card subtly, and it won’t scream “Gay cocks”, so they value your privacy. But other than that, they don’t bother to mention how much they actually plan to charge you.
On top of that, they don’t even let you try to make a payment so that you can see the price tag before you enter your credit card information. Instead, they force you to create a profile first, with all pre-requisites like the image and personal information. Then, they tell you that you’re on a waiting list, and you need to anticipate a confirmation e-mail once their admins have gone through your application. It’s like some sort of exclusive club where you practically feel lucky to get in. That’s gatekeeping. I don’t like gatekeeping - all gay dudes should be welcome on gay dating sites. Gatekeeping makes life difficult for everyone.
The Site’s Design is Crap
Another gripe I have with the site is that even though they’re aiming for a retro website design style, they miss their mark horribly. The website looks terrible. There are no two ways about it. If it weren’t for the images of dateable gay dudes, every single bit of this site would look like it was designed by a four-year-old. It doesn’t load across your entire screen; it loads off to the side. The colors are incredibly piercing and varied for no real reason. And, the whole goddamn site is riddled with spelling errors.
I’d understand the poor English if this was, say, a French dating site with an English version, but as far as I can tell, Gay411 is an international site that’s supposed to be accessible to anyone and everyone, no matter where they live. So, what the shit is with all these spelling errors? There are more words in this review than there are words across this entire website and all of its pages, yet they managed to cram in over a hundred spelling errors or grammatical mistakes. This does not inspire confidence.
I’d be okay with it if this were someone’s home project that they’re offering for free, but it’s a fucking business that’s trying to charge you money for their service. Why the fuck would I pay someone a hitherto unknown amount of money when they can’t be assed to spell check their business’s website?
I’ll level with you. The only good thing about Gay411 is the selection of dudes. For a lot of people, that’s all that a dating site really needs. But I still don’t know their asking price. I don’t know how much they intend to charge you for the privilege of talking to these dudes. So, I can’t give you a fair estimate of how worthwhile this site is. I genuinely can’t form an opinion. Hell, if they want a nominal fee of $2 a month to keep their servers running, then sure, it’s totally worth it. But, if they’re going to charge a premium for this shit, I’d give them a pass. Ultimately, you’ll have to get on their waiting list, which is free, and if they approve your profile, you can get a quote on how much you’re expected to pay. If you think that the hassle is worth it, then, by all means, dive in.