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Cost 1 Month $29.95
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Popularity 15,000 active users
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Gender make-up More men
(8 to 1)       

GKiss.com is dating and contact site for gay men. They promote themselves as a convenient and safe dating service, away from the bars and clubs, where you can meet guys looking for a partner or casual encounters.

Gkiss is personal contact site for gay men.


It's part of the SuccessfulMatch group which is a network of niche dating websites. The layout is standard and offers a decent range of options and features to help you to get to know other men there and to form social circles.

Joining

To join the site, you need to add a few personal details on the quick register form. Only contact details, and some basic personal info is required. The rest can be skipped when and if you choose to stay on the site.

Those wishing to disclose HIV or STD status can do so, as well as set preferences for the status of a partner. There are two membership levels, Standard (free member) and Gold. Unsurprisingly, Standard members don't get the full range of access that paying members do.

Profiles

You can add a great deal of additional information to your profile. While this is optional, it's a good idea to spend a little time doing this if you are serious about getting involved and finding someone.


Not only that, empty profiles are likely to be rejected and you'll have to start again.

There are five separate sections in the profile, the first being your basic info. You can write a short biography, and upload a photo (optional) for your profile. You'll also have the ability to upload pictures from your Facebook page if you give the appropriate permissions.

More and Fun Questions let you make your profile more individual to you. Here you can express likes and dislikes, favorite movies, where you would go on a first date and more.

Adding as much information as possible to your profile will ensure that when someone searches for someone like you, your profile will appear at the top.

Searches

A basic search is available to all, however if you want to set additional preferences you will need to upgrade to Gold (see prices here). Discounts and offers are regularly available, so keep a lookout for these.

It's best to fill in your profile to a reasonable level, then when someone searches for someone like you, your profile will show up



There are also a number of pre-set searches, for instance new members, birthday boys, and a star sign search.

There's also a “compatible matches” search that will match your preferences with others on the site and give you a list of “potential matches” to check out. This option is only available to Gold members as is the reverse match search. This will reveal any other members who're searching for someone like you.

Messaging

As well as emailing and virtual “winking”, there's an instant messenger tool. The instant messenger can be used when the person is online, and you can chat directly with one-another.

As a free member you will be able to view profiles and send winks (express interest) to others, however if an attempt to send an email is made, you'll be forwarded to the payment page and will be prompted to upgrade.

Summing Up

Gkiss is an active community for gay men to meet and date one another. There are some other activities on offer including blogs, an advice column, a news section, and forums.

Most of these services can be accessed for free. The layout is conventional and easy to get the hang-of. The only downside is that the loading of pages on the site can be slow at times.

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