GaysTryst Review

4.0

Is GaysTryst easy to use? Is it easy to join? Is it good for gay mature dating? This GaysTryst review will answer all questions you might have about this site.

7 Quick Facts About GaysTryst

  • GaysTryst is for men seeking men.
  • Not available to women.
  • Sign up for free.
  • The best services are only available to paying members.
  • There’s an ID verification system.
  • There is an app.
  • Together Networks own GaysTryst.

About GaysTryst

GaysTryst is an online dating platform for gay and bisexual men, so it’s a men-only dating site. As the “tryst” in GaysTryst suggests, the site is largely focused on facilitating hookups and casual dating, though you can use the site for serious dating as well. After all, there are plenty of relationships that began as one-night stands; love is a mystery. GaysTryst appears to have over a million members globally, though just how active all these users are is an open question. In early 2021, the platform began to see much healthier numbers in terms of new sign-ups and the activity of these users. That said, fake accounts and even scam accounts are a common complaint about the platform, which has enacted an account verification program to counter this issue. GaysTryst is owned and operated by Together Networks Holdings Limited, a family of dating sites registered in the British Virgin Islands.

Member Structure
GaysTryst Member Structure

A big problem for dating sites is an imbalance between male and female users; most sites have many more male users than female. GaysTryst is extreme as 100% of their users are men, which is good because it’s just for gay and bi men. The largest age range is from 25 to 34, so it’s not the best for gay mature dating. Of the 580,000 monthly visitors, about 350,000 are from the United States, though the UK and Australia also account for many users. There are about 115,000 active users every week, and the majority of members access the site via their mobile devices.

How do I join GaysTryst?

How to join GaysTryst

A key part of any dating site review is the review of the sign-up process. But there’s not all that much to say here; it’s pretty simple. As a Together Network member, GaysTryst has a sleek and glossy design intended to maximize usability. As such, the sign-up and registration process is super easy. It only takes two to three minutes for most new users. You must be at least 18 years of age, you must identify as male, and you must provide an email address; beyond that, there are no restrictions. GaysTryst uses location information. The site and app do this to help you find potential matches nearby. After all, you don’t want to meet people on the other side of the world all the time, do you?

GaysTryst accesses your location by geotagging your IP address. This is not an exact science. (They won’t know on what street you live, for example.) Sometimes IP addresses can give misleading information, like if you’re using a VPN, for example. But don’t worry; you can manually change your location after signing up. GaysTryst will send you an email with a four-digit verification code. Click the link, enter the code, and you’re good to go.

Usability
Profile Creation
GaysTryst Profile Creation

To create a profile, you will need to enter a user name. You can also enter your marital status, ethnicity, body type, hair color, and what you are looking for. You will also, of course, have to upload at least one clear picture. The staff moderates pictures, so you can’t upload anything that obscures your face, a fake photo, or a nude or pornographic photograph. You can update your photos and your profile at any time. You can also write a little about yourself, including your hobbies, dating interests, and something about your personal life. Too few members input information like this.

Searching and Matchmaking
GaysTryst Searching and Matchmaking

The basic search function and search filters are available to all users, even free ones, so that’s good. To use the advanced search filters, you must be a paying member. The two most popular filters are age and location. You can only search by a few selective parameters so that you won’t be getting very specific results. GaysTryst search is good for those gay men who like to cast a wide net when dating. However, if your heart is set on a six-foot-tall redhead with piercings who likes to play chess, you’re going to have difficulty finding him through this search function.

Contacting Other Members

You can browse profiles for free. But sending messages? That’s only for premium members. However, free users can send “winks” in the hopes of starting a conversation. They can also add a member to their favorites list. You can browse members one by one through the Like Gallery. While it might be annoying that you have to pay to chat, consider that this rule lowers the likelihood of spammers joining the site. You can’t complain about scammers and paying; one is meant to cancel the other out. Apart from chatting, you can also send photos and videos to other members.

Pros and Cons
Pros:
  • Easy to use
  • There are good customer support options, including email and an actual phone number you can call
  • The app is popular and easy to use
  • ID Verification should cut down on fake profiles
Cons:
  • There are still a lot of fake profiles on the site
  • Other profiles don’t have photographs
  • The membership works on auto-renewal
Pricing Plans

As with all dating sites and apps, and as with all services in the world, there are different pricing plans for GaysTryst that offer different functions. We’ve discussed some of these already, but it will be good to go over them again. So, what do you get for the free and paid memberships?

Free services
With a free membership, you can create a profile and do a basic search. From this search, you will be able to view other members’ complete pages. You can send winks, add members to your favorites list, and browse members through the Like Gallery. You cannot chat with other members.
Paid services
Paying members get full access to “Looking For” information, can view full-sized photos, can use the extended search function, can chat, and can access premium customer support. There are one-day and one-week trials available. These only cost one dollar and seven dollars (USD), respectively, so you won’t lose much if you don’t like it.
Payment Options

You can pay for GaysTryst by using any widely accepted credit card.

Expert’s Conclusion

There are some red flags for GaysTryst when reading many online reviews about fake profiles, automated messages, and scammers. But even the most popular dating sites have fake and scam profiles. And GaysTryst does seem to be doing something to crack down on these fakers. It is also easy to use and has customer support. A one-month membership costs $28.80, and a three-month membership costs only $16.20 per month, which comes to $48.60 total. Our advice is if you want to give GaysTryst a try, go for the one-week trial and, if you like it, pay for the three-month membership.

FAQs
Can Free Members send messages?

No, you have to pay to send messages on GaysTryst. However, as stated earlier in this review, you can send winks for free to gauge interest.

How does the GaysTryst photo verification work?

It takes some time. Just upload your photo and, if the moderators find something suspicious or lewd about your photo, it will be taken down.

Can you block someone on GaysTryst.com?

Yes, there is a block function. Just go to the problem account profile and click on the three vertical dots and click “Block”.

Dr. Diana Kirschner
Dr. Diana Kirschner
PBS Love Expert, Psychologist and Bestselling Author, Dr. Diana Kirschner, stars in the Amazon Special, Love in 90 Days.
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