- Advanced matching system
- Availability of customer support
- Small number of members
- Most features are not free
- App only available for Android
- Some members appear to be fake
Gay Cupid has an appealing and clean interface and a convenient matching system, but those are some of the only reasons to join the site. The database of members is not particularly impressive, and the fact that you need to pay for a membership to experience most of the site’s features is not very encouraging.
Gay Cupid Review
To regular dating site users, the look of Gay Cupid may look familiar, which is not a coincidence — this gay dating site is part of the Cupid family of dating websites that has been around for over two decades. Gay Cupid itself was founded in 2002, but it has a surprisingly low number of members — only about 300,000 people from around the world are currently signed up for Gay Cupid.
Signing Up at Gay Cupid
The homepage of GayCupid.com tells you some information about the service and even has some testimonials from people who found their partner with the help of the site. However, you cannot browse the members or reach out to them as a guest — to do that, you will need to create an account on Gay Cupid.
Signing up for GayCupid is a fast and easy process. You only need to specify your name, age, email, and choose your password. The site does not require you to confirm your new account via email, but you will be asked to fill out your profile more and add some photos to help other members discover you.
Design and Usability
GayCupid.com has been around for almost two decades, but the site has clearly updated its look, because now it looks as modern as many other gay dating sites. The interface of Gay Cupid is pleasant to look at and rather easy to navigate, especially if you have been using dating sites before.
The main menu of the site is located in the top part of the screen. There you can find links to your matches, messages, activity, and search. The search at Gay Cupid is rather detailed and you can use multiple parameters to describe your ideal match, but keep in mind that the more fields you fill in, the fewer search results you will get. In the same top menu, you will also find your profile controls. Through them, you can upgrade your profile, add new information or photos, check out your notifications, or change the language of the site.
One of the few features we thoroughly enjoyed on Gay Cupid is the existence of the matching system. When you first create your profile, you can fill in numerous fields about your appearance, location, age, sexual preferences, and more. Other members fill in the same profiles, and when you visit the Match section of the site, you will see the GayCupid members who match your desired parameters the most.
User Account Features
Member profiles on Gay Cupid are designed to be incredibly detailed thanks to the huge questionnaire you need to fill in when you first sign up for the service, but since there is an option to skip some or all of the fields, many profiles on GayCupid are not very informative.
From a typical member profile on the site, you can find out where the person is from, how old he is, who he is looking for, and what his dating goals and views are. The contact options offered by GayCupid.com are extremely limited: you can like the member to show your interest without words, or send a message if you’re feeling confident. You can also add the user to your favorites if you want to come back to the profile later, block the user, or report them to the administrators of GayCupid.
Gay Cupid Prices
Unlike many other gay dating sites, Gay Cupid does not allow you to do nearly anything with a free account. As a free member, you can only view your matches, send interest, and message with paying members. A paid account is needed for everything else, including messaging, an ad-free interface, and anonymous browsing.
GayCupid offers two types of paid memberships to its users, the Gold and the Platinum membership. A Gold membership unlocks access to the features we listed above, and a Platinum membership gives you access to even more perks, including doubling your profile space, ranking higher in the search results, and using advanced matching algorithms.
The differences per month between the prices of the two membership plans are minimal, but if you are paying for 3 or 12 months, you can save more money with a Gold membership. Overall, if you don’t want to become more visible on GayCupid, paying for a Platinum membership doesn’t make much sense.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Gay Cupid a scam?
No, Gay Cupid as a whole does not appear to be a scam. The site has enough positive reviews from real members and testimonials from couples who met through GayCupid. However, while browsing the site for our GayCupid review, we came across a few profiles that looked obviously fake, and, considering they were still active, we tend to think Gay Cupid does not actively search and remove fakes from the site.
Is Gay Cupid safe?
Gay Cupid has a positive reputation when it comes to safety. There is a detailed guide on the safety of online dating that will help you protect your identity and security while looking for a match online, especially if you are doing it for the first time.
We were also impressed with the level of customer support provided by Gay Cupid. There are a variety of ways you can contact customer support, including phone, email, live chat, and even regular post, and the response rate is also adequate.
Does Gay Cupid have a mobile app?
Yes, there is a Gay Cupid mobile app, but it is only available for Android. The app looks similar to the desktop version of the site and offers most of the features you would find on GayCupid.com. iOS users, however, can only use the mobile browser version of Gay Cupid.