Gay dating sites Vs. MySpace - choosing the best option for you

March 27, 2008 – 12:42 pm

When it comes to gay dating, the internet is the new “hot spot” in town. Never before have so many people been meeting and hooking up online than there are today.

And there are so many different ways to meet people online: chat rooms, dating websites, message boards, MySpace and so many more.

The man of your dreams could literally be at your fingertips. You just have to know which keys to press to get him.

The two most popular ways to meet gay men online is through gay dating websites and friend communities like MySpace.

There are advantages of each and each has been successful at bringing people together. Which one should you use? Should you try both of them? Let’s take a moment to look at the pros and cons:

Search Options – Dating websites and MySpace both offer search options that will allow you to find gay men in your area. You will have to personally filter results found on MySpace to get rid of those prospects already taken. This could take a while, and you can’t really assume that someone is looking just because they are single. This could result in a lot of wasted time. All the men on dating websites, on the other hand, are single and looking.

Profile – A MySpace profile and a dating website profile will allow you to learn a little bit about the person you are interested in. In most cases, though, people do not include what they want out of a relationship on their Myspace page. You might learn a lot about their hobbies and interests, but you will not know what type of person they are looking for or what is important to them in a relationship.

Photo – Both interfaces will allow you to see photos of the person in question. In most cases, dating websites limit the amount of photos that a person can upload to their profile, whereas MySpace allows unlimited photos.

Personalization – Let’s face it; there is only so much you can do with a dating website profile. Profiles look pretty much the same all across the board. Myspace profiles, on the other hand, allow you to see how the other person expresses himself.

So, which should you try? When it comes to meeting gays who are both single and looking, dating websites win hands down.

Dating websites also allow you to hook up with people who are open to your advances which beats “cold calling” people on MySpace. You may also feel freer to talk about dating in relationships with someone who you know is interested in meeting a mate. It could take months of correspondence for you to get up enough courage to do this on MySpace.

There are many things that make MySpace attractive, but these are mostly bonuses. The best course of action is to incorporate the two. Meet people on dating websites and then ask to see their MySpace page. That way you get the best of both worlds.