GayMatchmaker
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Our Review

GayMatchmaker was launched in 2004 with the purpose of catering to gay, bi, and curious Aussie men. Under the same company that runs Adult Matchmaker and Lesbian Matchmaker, it is growing community of over 300,000 members. GayMatchmaker promises to help users find genuine connections by delivering compatible singles daily. More than half of its members have reportedly outgrown casual dating and are currently looking for love and life partners.

Member Structure

Members
300,000 from Australia
Members activity
27,660 new members per month
  • You get a personal profile which you can fill out
  • 87% of the members identify as male, 8% identify as non-binary, 4% are couples, and 1% are groups

Since GayMatchmaker is very strict with the singles who sign up, you can be rest assured that most of these profiles are legitimate. Because of their effort to be inclusive in matchmaking, you will find a diverse list of members from transgender to non-conforming to genderqueer. Their sexual orientations are also most of what you can find on the spectrum instead of only homosexual and bisexual.

Signing Up

GayMatchmaker Registration
  • Registration is free
  • Men, couples, groups, and non-binary individuals can sign up
  • No email verification required

Registration is free for all and can take less than 2 minutes. Singles who register can be up for matchmaking with men, couples, groups, non-binary people, or all of them at the same time. The questions during registration get very detailed about physical characteristics and erotic fantasies. Even though the email is not verified while signing up, GayMatchmaker has other safeguards set up to avoid scammers.

Making Contact

GayMatchmaker Contacting
  • Folders can be created to better categorise your messages
  • Under “Saved Responses”, you can save a template that you can use to reply to multiple members
  • Sending messages to other users is free for everyone
  • There is a chatroom

All users can give unlimited replies to the messages they receive. The amount of messages you can send, however, is based on your membership. Free members can send only 3 messages while Premium members can send up to 25 messages per day. The layout of the messaging function looks like a convoluted version of an email. Messages come one by one and none of them are organised by sender or by a thread. You have to visit another page to see your sent messages. You can narrow down your messages by who matched with you, who didn't match with you, and who are verified members.

Profile Quality

GayMatchmaker Profile
  • Profiles can be verified to prove that they're genuine
  • You can turn on/off your Available Now icon at will
  • The profiles are very detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

Most of the profiles are real but some of them are inactive. You will find singles/couples/groups in a relationship who have been registered since 2010 and they're not just looking for a date. Many profile photos are R-Rated; even though they're censored thanks to the Adult Mode, you can still clearly make out the shape of private parts. Therefore, the Adult Mode doesn't really help if you're browsing in public.

Real Life Review

"After recommendations by my friends, I finally decided to sign up for GayMatchmaker to start dating and maybe meet someone special. But when I started using the website, the messages I got were mostly from sugar daddies who wanted a sugar baby or couples in a committed relationship who wanted someone to join their party. It was not my cup of tea, and the uncensored profile photos were either shocking or unwelcome. Would not recommend this as a dating site. It's mostly for hook-ups." - Male Professor (27)

Design and Usability

The dating website is organised and mobile-friendly. The functions and features of the home page are easy to find. All of the details (such as profiles, help sections, event pages, life stories) were well thought out. None of your questions will be left unanswered. For some, the layout could be overwhelming because it is quite complicated. However, after a while, you will get used to it and be able to browse freely.

GayMatchmaker Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • Profile creation
  • Unlimited replies to messages
  • 4 free messages daily
  • 8 free winks daily
  • Getting matches
  • Viewing profiles
  • Notifications
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    Who visited your profile, added you as Favourite, sent you a wink, sent you a message
  • Posting stories
Fee based Services
  • Send more than 4 messages daily
  • Send more than 8 winks daily
  • More than 2 Private Galleries
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    Private photos that only members you select can access
  • 1st to 3rd spot in search results
  • 24/7 chatroom access
  • Message filters
  • Wink filters
  • Priority customer support
Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
Silver Membership
1 Month53.95 AUD / Month53.95 AUD
3 Months25.65 AUD / Month76.95 AUD
6 Months17.99 AUD / Month107.95 AUD
12 Months12.91 AUD / Month154.95 AUD
Gold Membership
1 Month74.95 AUD / Month74.95 AUD
3 Months36.65 AUD / Month109.95 AUD
6 Months25.49 AUD / Month152.95 AUD
12 Months18.33 AUD / Month219.95 AUD
Platinum Membership
1 Month107.95 AUD / Month107.95 AUD
3 Months52.32 AUD / Month156.95 AUD
6 Months36.99 AUD / Month221.95 AUD
12 Months26.16 AUD / Month313.95 AUD

Is GayMatchmaker expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers GayMatchmaker is upper moderate.

GayMatchmaker Costs
Payment Options
  • Credit Card
  • Cheque
  • BPAY

GayMatchmaker doesn't have special currencies which can be used to purchase items and features.

Special Features

GayMatchmaker has several features to address your concerns. Even though they are not revolutionary, they certainly make for a safer and more secure gay online dating experience.

Adult Mode

Adult Mode lets you hide R-rated content if you are at work or in public. If Adult Mode is ON, you will be able to view uncensored photos and use your webcam during chats. If Adult Mode is OFF, only G (general) or M (mature) content will appear while you browse. All accounts are defaulted with Adult Mode OFF. To turn it on, you can either pay an "age verification payment" with your credit card or upload an ID to prove that you're 18+ years old.

Wink

Winks aren't just simple winks in GayMatchmaker. When you send a wink you can include conversation starters (“We seem to be a good match. Would you like to chat?”, etc.), compliments (“Your profile is smokin’ hot!”), cheeky comments (“Do you supply ice cubes? You look too hot to handle!”, etc.), or by asking for more information (“Nice profile but I’d love to put a face to the name. Can you add a photo?”, etc.). These comments are pre-written and you just need to choose. 

You can also set the maximum number of winks you receive everyday from None, 5, 10, 25, to Unlimited. You can further filter who can send you winks by member type (male, female, couple, group, transgender) or by age. These settings can be modified as often as you need.

Private Gallery

Private Galleries are a great way of showing that you trust a member and elevates the level of your flirtation instantly. To use this feature, you first have to have photos in your Private Gallery. You can give access to other members when you send them a message and check the appropriate box. Free members can also be given access. Access can be revoked anytime. To know if someone gave you access to their Private Gallery, you only need to check your messages.

Profile Verification

Similar to the blue check mark often seen in celebrities' and businesses' social media accounts, Profile Verification is one way of proving if an account is legitimate. To verify your profile, you just need to upload a photo of yourself holding up a piece of paper with the code “HHFAD” written by hand.

Member Validation

This is another way of showing that a profile is real. If you and a member have met face-to-face and you can vouch for their authenticity, you can post a Validation on their profile. It's basically a testimony that confirms that the person is who they say they are. You can also share a story about your meet-up. Only premium members can post Validations.

Our rating

Signing Up: 3.5 / 5
Making Contact: 4.0 / 5
Profile Quality: 5.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 3.0 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Photo Chris
GayMatchmaker, contrary to its name, is not here to mainly help you find serious gay relationships. When you register, you are bombarded with users who want wildly different things; new connections, a soulmate, a hook-up, or even just a social network. It is a gay dating site with a membership base looking primarily for sexual chemistry and compatibility. If you want more straightforward gay dating sites to match you with your ideal partner, check out the options in our Matchmaking service category.

FAQ

Security

Is GayMatchmaker safe?

To ensure a safe online dating experience, GayMatchmaker closely works with ACCC and Federal & State Police to protect its members. All members are encourage to report any suspicious accounts to their support team.

Usability

What does "Adult mode" mean?

Since there are numerous mature content on the dating website, Adult mode lets users control what can be displayed on their home page. If you turn Adult Mode OFF, you won't see R-rated content. You have to pay to be able to turn it on.

How do I know if my message was read?

You can check your sent folder. If the envelope icon beside your message is open, it has been read. If it's closed, it hasn't been read yet. If the envelope icon has a red arrow, it's already been replied to.

How can I filter my messages?

In the top column of your inbox, you can click on "Received" or "Member Type" to sort your messages by date or sender, respectively.

Why can't I see my comment?

All comments are regulated by the GayMatchmaker support team and if your comments are unrelated to the topic, self-promotions, or offensive towards other singles, they will be rejected.

How can I block someone on GayMatchmaker?

You have to go to their profile and click the three dots next to their profile picture. Blocking them means cutting off all forms of communication and them not seeing your profile. If you Ignore them, they can still see your profile on the site but they won't be able to message you in any way.

How can I see R-rated photos?

To view R-rated photos, you have to prove that you are above 18 years old by making a one-time "Age Verification payment" using your credit card or by upgrading to a premium membership.

Can I change my matches on GayMatchmaker?

Yes, you can change your daily matches by modifying your preferences in your search setting.

Does GayMatchmaker have an app?

Unfortunately, GayMatchmaker does not have a mobile app yet.

Contact

How can I contact GayMatchmaker?

GayMatchmaker's customer service team is available 7 days a week, from 9 AM to 1 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). You can contact them through their website, Facebook page, Twitter, or through mail:

Po Box 1026
North Sydney
NSW, 2059
Sydney Australia

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