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Gay dating: How to find real love based on the real you

by eharmony Editorial Team October 20, 2021

Looking for new ways of gay dating that are based on more than your location and personal preferences? What about who you are as a person and what you need are from a relationship? For more than 20 years, eharmony has been a popular and versatile digital space for singles from all walks of life to find meaningful connections and happy, lasting relationships.   

Let’s take a look at the rapidly changing modern LGBTQ+ dating scene and how eharmony is the perfect choice for anyone interested in meeting like-minded singles.

Some interesting facts and figures about gay singles 

The shifting face of the gay dating scene as well as a general improvement in societal attitudes has changed a lot in the life of gay singles in UK:

  • There are around 927,000 single adult gay men living in the UK1
  • Gay men are more successful in online dating. A recent Pew study found that 28% of gay respondents had met their current partner online, compared to 11% of straight respondents.
  • A recent survey found that the three best cities for gay dating were: Brighton, Edinburgh and Liverpool.

What makes eharmony a unique experience as gay dating site

There are plenty of services – such as a gay dating site or gay dating app in the UK – that answer the simple question: where are opportunities for gay dating near me? However, if you don’t have the time, patience, or emotional energy to go on date after date, only to find no-one who’s right for you, why not go with a service that puts your time and needs first?

1. Use the power of compatibility to meet people

The first stop on your journey with eharmony is always the same: our Compatibility Quiz. This quiz explores various aspects of your life and personality that affect your dating efforts.

Once you’re done, we generate your Personality Profile, which is packed with tons of interesting insights on your inner self as well as interpretations of your profile and how personality traits affect your daily life. This becomes our blueprint for matching you with other members. The result is your Match List.

2. Filter your matches to find gay singles near you

Getting to know someone can be the best part of a new relationship. We design our profiles to give you all the pertinent information you need along with a small but expressive window into your matches’ values, passions and interests.

To help you easily sort through matches, you can filter matches based on a range of preferences, including:

  • Height
  • Education
  • Desire to have children
  • Income level
  • Distance from you
  • Shared interests

3. Enjoy different ways to get to know each other

While we all know that text-based messaging is the bedrock of the modern dating scene, it can sometimes feel a bit limiting. Especially, when you’re trying to get to know someone new. This is why we offer a range of options for reaching out to matches and keeping the conversation going.

These include:

  • Icebreakers – Send a match a playful, simple picture test, where you get to see where your sentiments meet.
  • Smiles – Kick your gay dating contact off on a positive note through a simple smile.

4. Feel secure in an open-minded space for gay dating online

Individual user experience is at the center of everything we do. Our system is robust and advanced enough to ensure we never reveal any user information. In fact, a recent user survey rated us as the most trusted online dating site2.

We also strive to ensure you always feel respected and free to engage with like-minded people without apprehension. We regularly scan our system to get rid of scam and bot accounts while also continuously investigating user complaints about abusive accounts thoroughly to foster a spirit of openness on the platform. 

5. Rely on us every step of the way

We don’t just want you to subscribe to our services only to leave you to your own devices on the platform. We want to be the last dating app you ever download. Which is why we’re there for you throughout your gay dating journey. From the day you complete the quiz to the day you find the person that completes you, we offer support when you need it. Not just in terms of navigating the site or using a feature but also troubleshooting any problems you’re having in finding what you’re looking for on eharmony.  

Start gay dating with eharmony to find real Love

Look at the vibrancy and diversity of the online gay dating scene and consider our proven 20-year track record of helping like-minded singles of all types find love. It’s plain to see, why our platform is the ideal online destination to meet gay men who are searching for a sincere and deep connection. Our diverse platform also supports dating for lesbians. Join a gay dating site that does the searching for you and supports you throughout your journey, so that you only spend your time meaningfully interacting with gay single people who suit you, your relationship goals and lifestyle. Find love in all things. Find it on eharmony. 

How gay dating works with eharmony

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  1. These figures are estimates calculated from sexual orientation and national social and registered marital status census data as well as independent surveys. 

  2. 2022 Survey of 1,300 Respondents from the US, UK, Canada and Australia