I won’t pretend to speak for gay men and I’m sure there are some sites I’m missing, but these appear to be the most talked about gay male social networking sites online. Maybe they’ll be a look inside a niche market for some of our readers and maybe they’ll be links of love for others.I tried to note the ones where the guys were particularly hot.
This site looks solid enough and usability is decent, though I did get one 404.
Niche social networks are likely a viable business because they allow specialized functionality and a subjective community feel as opposed to general interest sites that defer to either the lowest common denominator or the 15-25 year old demographic.
Many people want to participate in social networks, but many people prefer networks set up for people they can relate to. From the proudly professional to the happily hedonistic, there may be something on this list for everyone – or at least everyone who’s a gay man.
In addition to dating and events organizing the site focuses on low level political activity and news. The site is a little awkward but not highly sexualized.
Transgendered identity is supported on this site but not gender queer identities outside of those based on the Male/Female binary.