Gothscene is one of a few specialty sites dedicated to those who live or are interested in the gothic lifestyle. The site attracts those seeking dating, romance and friendship; it allows members to share music, photos, chat and message each other.
What to Expect
If you're looking for a huge buzz of activity and people popping you messages every minute, you sadly won't find it here. Like their main rival GothicMatch, this is a small bunch of gothic singles. There is some activity there but it's knowing where to find it.
Everyone who joins the site has the opportunity to create their own unique and descriptive profile with as much or as little information as they please. Members can then upload a maximum of four photos.
There are a few ways to actually find people. There's a browse and a search feature. However I couldn't find a way of filtering out "zombie profiles" - those who hadn't visited in years.
Using the advanced search option means you can find others with compatible interests, and also find them within a reasonable distance of one's zip code. An optional free, three day trial allows new members to get a first-hand look at all the perks and privileges of a paid membership.
GothScene.com is clearly not a mainstream site and nor should it be. It's in a unique niche where those living the gothic lifestyle can meet up and get to know others in a safe environment.
To ensure the authenticity of each and every member, profiles and photos must be approved via the site's verification team. This means members will not have to spend time weeding through fake profiles.