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Gay Dating: How to Find Real Love Based on the Real You

by eharmony Editorial Team October 26, 2021

Looking for new ways of gay dating that don’t just take into consideration your location and personal preferences but also who you are as a person and what your needs 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 foster happy, lasting relationships that are built on true compatibility.   

Let’s take a look at the rapidly changing modern LGBTQ+ dating scene and how eharmony is one of the best dating apps for gay men 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 modern singles in the U.S.

  • There are around 1.8 million single adult gay men1 living in the U.S.
  • Gays are more successful with dating apps and sites. A recent Pew study found that 28% of gay respondents had met their current LGBTQ+ partner online, compared to 11% in the straight respondents.

What makes gay dating on eharmony a unique experience

There are plenty of services – such as a gay dating sites or gay dating apps – 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 realize that each person isn’t 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 our gay dating site eharmony is always the same place, 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 some interpretations of your profile and how it affects your daily life. This becomes our blueprint for matching you with other suitable members. The result is your Match List.

2. Find your exact gay single type

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’d need on people along with a small but expressive window into their 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
  • Ethnicity
  • Shared interests

3. Enjoy different ways on a gay dating site 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, our dating website offers a range of options for reaching out to gay 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 and open-minded in a space for gay dating online

Individual user experience is at the center of everything we do. A recent user survey rated us as the #1 trusted online dating site.2

We also strive to ensure you always feel respected and free on your gay dating adventure 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 and leave you alone 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 on our app. From the day you complete the quiz to the day you find that perfect person that completes you. We offer support when you need it. Not just support 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. Because we know that together, we can find them.  

Meet gay singles now and find real love on eharmony

Look at the vibrancy and diversity of the gay dating apps 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 one of the ideal dating sites for gays who are searching for a sincere and deep connection. Our diverse platform also supports dating for lesbians. eharmony does the searching for you and supports you throughout your journey. As a result of this, you only spend your time meaningfully on our gay dating site interacting with like-minded people compatible to you, your relationship goals and lifestyle. Find love in all things. Find it on 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 from Gallup and PewResearch

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