Boyfriend Review

boyfriend.nameOne of the newer gay dating websites to emerge, Boyfriend.name focuses on helping gay men find long-term relationships, friendships and even pen pal. The website brands itself as an international gay dating site, which seems true to its name since there are members from all over the world.

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Special Features

Logging is a somewhat simple process that can be breezed through in a matter of minutes. Facebook login is also an option for members for a quicker process. Search features one this website are basic, but provide an adequate enough set of parameters. One interesting feature is that there are many compatibility tests that members can take to see if they match well with another member. Communication on this site comes in the form of a mailbox.

There is also a real-time chatroom that for those spontaneous chatting moods, where members can chat with others who are also online. Video chat is a features of this website as well, with around 160 online members with webcams at any given time.

Slideshows and galleries provide a visual element to the website to view member pictures. There is also a Top 100 member listing, which weirdly enough has all women listed instead of gay men. It seems that though touting themselves as a gay site, there are still options for female members to join on Boyfriend.name, lending some ambiguity as to the purpose of the site.

On top of all the above features, those who like to keep a social circle will find that they can add friends and view a history of previously viewed profiles in case there’s a need to revisit.

Quality of Members

While this is a gay dating site, the fact that there appears to be straight women somewhat muddies up the pool and might make it less of a joy for gay men to navigate. In spite of that, the profiles are all rather genuine, though sometimes there might be the occasional abandoned profile. Still, the international nature of the member pool means that there is an opportunity to make new friends or boyfriends in almost any part of the world.

Membership Cost

Using this website appears to be free for the basic features, however, to use the website in the long run, there appears to be the need to be a paying member. At this moment, the payment options and prices are unclear. There is a way to try out the site for a short while however. Members who are adept at word-of-mouth promoting will find that they can invite friends to this site to get 3 SMS and 3 days of dating site usage for free.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a wider range of members to get to know, then try out Boyfriend.name. However, if you do not like the fact that there are straight female members on this gay dating site, then fret not as there are many other options.

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