An advantage of GaysTryst is that it allows a free user to browse most of a member’s profile. Except for the photo gallery and the member’s intentions for joining the dating site, a standard member can view the following:
This section will be at the topmost of the profile and will include the member’s profile photo, tribe, username, age, and location. The buttons that will allow another user to block or report the said profile will also be in this portion.
- Personal Information and Location
Details such as sexual orientation, hair colour, ethnic origin, and body type will allow one to at least get an idea of what the member is like. The location will also be displayed in a member’s profile.
To form an even more in-depth impression of the member, GaysTryst will also display information on their physique, hobbies, vices, and professional life.
A GaysTryst profile may not be as lengthy, but the details it included is more than enough to pique a passing member’s interest. However, most of the profiles we encountered lack details save for the basic information and a photo or two.
Another minor beef we had was the seemingly inappropriate classification of a member’s tribe. We’ve seen a burly man in his late 30s sporting a full-grown beard tagged as a “twink.” Another gay man who embodies the stereotypical “twink” features—slim build, no facial hair, and 23 years old to boot—was a “daddy.”
Then again, the customisation of profiles at GaysTryst isn’t mandatory. Completing the fields and uploading a primary photo are skippable steps. Since there are no consequences if you sport an incomplete profile, members must have taken it for granted and got down to business immediately.
As for the tribes, it’s ultimately a form of self-expression. If your physical features scream bear, but you are most comfortable dressing and acting like a twink, then so be it. After all, you are solely responsible for your happiness and comfort.