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Our Review

BuddyGays is a place to meet single gay guys online and develop a relationship with them. It has features and functions to make opportunities for flirty gays to come together to chat, flirt, and find like-minded buddies. As its name suggests, BuddyGays is open to gay men. By default, everyone can only join in as "a man looking for a man."

The site claims to have features that will make gay flirting easier and more fun. To back it up, profiles and main photos are visible for free, so that you can have a feel of the type of people who join the site before you buy premium.

Aside from being a dating site, it wants to be known as a gay social discovery site where you can find a friend and have fun with other people through its simple and easy to use dating features. 

Are these claims true? Is this site worth checking out or is it just like any other online dating platform that scams the money out of you? We took a closer look at BuddyGays for you! Read on below to find out.

Member Structure

Members
50,000 from United Kingdom
Members activity
10,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
0 %
100 %
  • In order to register you need to fill out a personality test
  • There are only gay men on the site
  • You will see the list of new members
  • Younger to middle-aged gay men dominate the site
  • All of the members have main photos

To help members find a compatible partner even faster, you can set a "Tribe" where you identify with the most. Here are the options that the BuddyGays have:

  • Bear -  a bear is often a larger and hairier man who projects an image of rugged masculinity
  • Clean-cut - when you do not have much facial hair
  • Geek - if you gravitate towards what would be regarded as a geeky activity
  • Twink - if you are a young gay on your late teens
  • Daddy - if you are a dominant gay man
  • Jock - if you are an athletic gay man
  • BDSM - if you are a gay man who likes BDSM

The site only accepts gay men but you will spot transgender profiles every now and then.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

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  • Registration is fast and easy
  • Email verification step is required
  • Register only as "a man looking for a man"
  • You can add more information to your profile after registration
  • Uploading a main photo during registration is not required

Creating an account with BuddyGays takes only a few minutes. At the signup box, you only need to type in your age, email, password, and location. Gender is already predefined and unchangeable as "a man looking for a man."

Email Verification

After inputting your basic details, a required email verification follows. Check your email for the four-digit activation code. It takes 5-10 minutes for the activation email to arrive.

In the case where you cannot locate the message, check your email account's spam folder to make sure our email hasn't landed there. After the verification step, you can skip adding your main photo and more information to your account.

Making Contact

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  • There is a chat function
  • "Hot or Not" game available
  • Private messaging is a premium feature
  • Messaging feature is popular

    BuddyGays offers straightforward private messaging and chat functions under its communication feature. You will notice that its features focus on aiming flirtations among its members. Thus, it has the following features:

    • Like Gallery - decide whether someone is hot or not by using this game
    • Flirtcast - send messages to multiple at once
    • Chat - send instant messages to your match if you upgrade to premium
    • Private message - send traditional text messages. You can send in videos and photos too

    Profile Quality

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    • You can add more information to your profile after registration
    • There are some fake profiles but they are easily detected
    • Viewing profiles is free
    • The profiles are not very detailed
    • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

    There are not much registration steps that would help in completing profile information, but a lot of the profile is fairly complete. Profile pages are sorted into these main sections:

    • Personal info - for your hair colour, ethnic origin, body type, orientation, and tribe;
    • Photos - for your photos;
    • Videos - for your videos;
    • Status - to let you write a short status;
    • Looking for - for your relationship type; and,
    • Additional info - for more details about yourself such as physical features, vices, income, etc.

    Since you get matches on the site, it works in your favour if you keep your profiles complete and as accurate as possible.

    App

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    • There is no app yet
    • Access mobile version through your phone browser
    • Features are similar on desktop and mobile version
    • Access mobile version for free
    • Hot or Not game is available on mobile version

    BuddyGays doesn't have a mobile app at the moment, but all of its features are available through a mobile version of the site. You can open it using any phone through a mobile browser. Just go to BuddyGays like you would using a desktop and the site automatically translates into the mobile version.

    Real Life Review

    I've had a few dates on BuddyGays. I like how they lock chatting for premium users only. You will not get many troll and fake people messages this way who just wants to fool around with no better things to do with their time. If you ask me, this site totally works if you are looking for someone to share your time with online. - Dennis, 29, Architect

    Design and Usability

    The site has a clean user interface and is very user-friendly. Even non-tech savvy people can use the site naturally. There are not many functions inside the site too, so you are sure to have very smooth navigation with just the essential functions at hand.

    If you are looking to customise your account settings and preferences, you only need to click on your profile picture and a drop-down for the account settings will come up.

    BuddyGays Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Creating an account
    • Playing "Hot or Not" game
    • Viewing profiles
    Fee based Services
    • Sending private message
    • Instant messaging
    • Browsing photo albums
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    1 Month29.70 GBP / Month29.70 GBP
    3 Months23.40 GBP / Month70.20 GBP
    6 Months14.40 GBP / Month86.40 GBP

    Is BuddyGays expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers BuddyGays is inexpensive.

    Buddygays Price
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card

    You will get a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Purchases will appear on your credit/debit card statement as "dvcfree.com." You may call the site support for any refund. If you do not remember making the purchase – call the number on your statement next to the charge.

    Special Features

    BuddyGays' simple and easy to use features include the following:

    Like Gallery

    Decide who's cute or not by playing this game. Just click the "Like Gallery" page on top of your home page.

    Flirtcast

    Send a message to multiple people at once. You need a profile picture to do this.

    Satisfaction Policy

    Get a free three-day trial to test out the site first. You need to email the site support to request for a trial.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 4.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
    App: 1.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 4.0 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Datingscout.co.uk Editor Chris Pleines
    BuddyGays doesn't have a lot of gimmicks on its site, and it seems to be working for a lot of people who just want straightforward flirting. For people who just want a simple and clean platform for looking for a date near your location, you can try out BuddyGays. Its no-frill features offered at affordable price than most premium dating sites make it a delightful choice for gay men who are looking for dates whether for short, adventurous hookups, or serious long-term commitments. For these reasons, it might be worth trying out BuddyGays.

    FAQ

    Membership

    Is BuddyGays free?

    There are some free features on BuddyGays, but you may have to purchase a membership along the way so that it remains usable. A three-day free trial is available if you are interested.

    How can I get a free three-day-trial on BuddyGays?

    To request a trial under the Satisfaction Guarantee, you can contact support@buddygays.com with your request.

    How do I get my profile ID on BuddyGays?

    Click your main photo on the upper-right side of your computer then select "My Settings." You will see your profile ID on the right side of the screen.

    Security

    Is BuddyGays safe?

    There are no fake profiles on the site that can get in contact with you since the site requires credit card-paid premium membership.

    What does it mean if my Safe Mode is turned off?

    With Safe Mode off, you can be contacted by all members. You can always change this in your account settings.

    What does it mean if my Safe Mode is set to Basic?

    With Basic Safe Mode on you can view and contact all members except for those marked as suspicious. These accounts are those who have been reported for malicious activities before.

    What does it mean if my Safe Mode is set to Full?

    With Full Safe Mode active, only Verified Members can contact you.

    What is the BuddyGays helpline I can contact in case of billing issues?

    In case of billing issues, you can contact +1800-764-9523. Tell them your profile ID to proceed.

    Usability

    How do I upload photos on BuddyGays?

    Click your main photo and select "My Profile" on the drop-down. Add photos by clicking the plus sign under "My Photos."

    What are the photo requirements on BuddyGays?

    Photos should be no less than 320 pixels, and not bigger than 8MB. Accepted formats are jpeg, jpg, and png.

    Can I upload group photos on BuddyGays?

    You cannot upload photos showing other people's face except your own.

    Am I required to say my body type on BuddyGays?

    You are not required to indicate your body type. In case you want to, you may choose among the following: Slim, Medium, Athletic, Ample, and Big and Beautiful.

    What is Flirtcast?

    A Flirtcast is a preset message which you can send to members of BuddyGays who match your search parameters, at once.

    How do I send a Flirtcast?

    The Flirtcast button is available on the home page of BuddyGays. Choose the line by clicking on the round arrows and pressing the "Send now" button.

    Is Flirtcast free?

    You can only use Flirtcast if you have a premium membership. However, you can still copy and paste the cute message recommendations on the Flirtcast box.

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    Infos

    Company:Timespace Services Limited
    Address:Vincenti Buildings , 28/19, Suite 1485, Strait Street, Valletta VLT 1432, Malta
    Phone-Hotline:+1800 764 9523
    E-Mail:support@buddygays.com