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Gay Dating: find love with eharmony

by eharmony Editorial Team February 14, 2024

Did you know over half of queer adults say they have used a dating app to find a partner?1 If you’re considering dipping into the world of gay dating or want to explore beyond traditional gay dating sites, eharmony is the perfect choice. In this article, we’ll walk you through why we’re a great option for gay singles like you and offer a few tips on getting started.

Navigating gay dating challenges with eharmony

Finding the right person is rarely as easy as the movies make it seem, but men seeking men and women seeking women have additional challenges. Not only is the dating pool smaller, most of the popular sites for online dating for gay men and women tend to draw people who’re looking for something casual.

At eharmony, we work hard to create an open, inclusive environment for all our members. Our focus on compatibility means that, right from the very beginning, you’ll be matched with members you likely have something in common with. While we’re not exclusively a gay dating site, eharmony works with organizations such as GLAAD to better serve our LGBTQ+ members and make sure that we take the community’s specific needs into account as we help you find real love.

How gay dating with eharmony works

Compatibility is really the key at eharmony. 7.1% of American adults, over 23 million, identify as some variety of LGBTQ2 and eharmony helps you find those on the same wavelength. In fact, you might well have so many matches you’ll need one of our many filters (age, location, interests and hobbies, desire for children…) to help narrow down your choices. And once you have found a potential partner, eharmony’s secure communication platform helps you get to know them better no matter where you are.

Gay dating on eharmony: the basics

How do you get started gay dating with eharmony? It couldn’t be easier. Simply sign up (either via the website or the app), take the Compatibility Quiz and set up your profile. Then check out your potential partners, browse their profiles and hit the Like button on anything that piques your interest – a photo, a hobby, something you have in common. If they Like something back, it’s a Match and you can start messaging and building your connection.

Get a head start in your relationship with the Compatibility Quiz

eharmony is not just another gay dating site – we believe love happens when you find that person who gets you. That questionnaire we ask you to take has a vital purpose. We use your answers to pair you with gay singles whose personality will mesh well with yours, and who have the same values and goals in a gay relationship. That initial connection will make your dating journey so much easier compared to other Canadian gay dating sites or apps.

Example eharmony compatibility quiz question
Example gay dating profile on eharmony

Go deep with in-depth profiles

Sure, swiping right is easy… perhaps too easy. At eharmony, we encourage our members to give potential partners the opportunity to really get to know them, so be sure to fill out your gay dating profile in detail – you might be surprised how many gay men you meet!

Explore gay singles

In your Discover list, you’ll find every eharmony member who fits your search criteria. Each member you see will display a Compatibility Score based on how likely you are to hit it off. You can filter who you see based on traits you share (e.g. distance, education, age, wants to have kids etc.) – and you’ll also see what you have in common with each member.

Two examples gay single profiles on eharmony
Example first message and like gay single profile

It all starts with a Like

Not sure how to get the conversation started? We’ve made it easy: if something on a member’s profile catches your eye, just hit Like. Then you have the option to add a personalized message. You can hit Like on answers to profile questions, their hobbies or your similarities.

Two Likes make a Match

Once you get a Like back, it’s a Match. Congratulations! You can now swap messages and send Icebreakers or react with a Smile to get to know each other better. Because we believe love happens when two people connect based on what really matters.

Match between two gay singles on eharmony

Find the kind of deep connection you’ve been waiting for

We believe in love and we’re here to help you every step of the way. We work hard to ensure you have a safe, inclusive space to find love whatever your orientation. Our customer service representatives are here to help you with any problems and our Dating Advice is a great place for when you need a little gay dating advice.

Make navigating the world of gay dating easier with eharmony

When you’re gay, dating can be tough to navigate. Let eharmony take a chunk of the work of gay matchmaking out of your hands – after all, we’ve been helping couples of all kinds find each other for over 20 years. With our commitment to inclusivity and deeper connections, it’s no wonder we’re the No1 trusted dating site. Sign up for eharmony and take your first step on the path to real love today.

Gay dating FAQ

Where can I find a gay partner?

Meeting other gay singles can be facilitated through popular gay dating apps or sites, which cater to the LGBTQ+ community. These platforms allow users to create profiles, chat, and arrange meet-ups based on shared interests. Offline, LGBTQ+ community events, social gatherings, and gay bars/clubs offer opportunities to meet potential partners face-to-face in a relaxed setting. Additionally, joining LGBTQ+ advocacy groups, volunteering, or participating in queer-friendly activities can expand your social network and increase your chances of meeting someone compatible. By utilizing both online and offline avenues, you can enhance your prospects of finding a meaningful relationship with a gay partner.

How do I find a good male partner?

Finding a good male partner for a serious relationship involves several strategies. Engage actively by initiating conversations and exploring potential matches. When assessing potential partners, prioritize communication skills, openness, and shared goals for the future. Healthy gay relationships thrive on trust, honesty, and mutual understanding. Pay attention to how your gay date treats you and others, and look for signs of respect, empathy, and supportiveness in their actions. By prioritizing emotional maturity, compatibility, and shared values, you can increase your chances of finding a good male partner for a serious and fulfilling gay relationship.

How to find gay people near you?

To find gay singles near you attend LGBTQ+ community events, social gatherings, or visit local gay bars and clubs to meet individuals face-to-face. For a more tailored approach, eharmony offers a comprehensive compatibility quiz to match you with gay singles who share your values and relationship goals, fostering meaningful connections.

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