- author: Jake Soto
MenNation is a gay dating website for gay and bisexual men looking for casual hook-ups in their local area. There is both a free version of the website and a paid subscription available, offering various features that are commonplace on dating websites. They have an impressive number of active users, making it amongst the most active gay dating websites around.
Plans & Pricing
The standard membership is free of charge, but if you want unlimited access to all the site’s features, you’ll have to get a paid membership package. You have plenty of options with various monthly rates, depending on the length of the subscription plan you pick.
The one month plan comes with all the premium features and costs $30.
The 3 month package comes with all the premium features and costs $20 per month, paid in a one-time fee as $60.
The 12 month package comes with all the premium features and costs $15 per month, paid in a one-time fee of $180.
Ease of Use
The registration process on MenNation is certainly one of the simpler ones you will find on an online dating website, and both paying and non-paying options use the same registration process. It takes five steps, with standard information such as your email, age, location all being required details for your profile. There are some optional details to fill out too, such as race, sexual orientation (gay, bi, bi-curious), followed by the final section where you write a short paragraph about yourself.
A great feature that is one of the first that you may notice is that you can see active users that are currently online, and when used with a tool that searches for members near your location, it can be a great way to find a quick hook-up. The local search tool can actually be used for a number of different searches. You can find and join local groups and discussions going on there, as well as finding blog posts by nearby members.
Video chat and videos library
There is also a catalogue of over 2,000 adult online videos available for members, which is certainly a distinct feature for this particular website. Members can upload their videos, and there is also a video chat option that even free account holders can use. The only restriction is that premium members can watch an unlimited number of webcam streams, while for standard membership you get to watch only one stream at a time.
This service available to all members consists in a list of suggestions of other online daters you are deemed to be compatible with, according to the site’s compatibility algorithm.
Browsing profiles? Any time you find someone who looks interesting you can add him to the Hotlist. Free account holders have a limit of 200 members on the Hotlist, while premium members can go up to 1,000.
Pros & Cons
- High volume of users
- Various different ways to chat (instant messaging, email, group chats, forums etc.)
- Local searches can find lots of nearby members
- Lots of additional content (e.g. blog posts, magazine features, adult videos)
- Limited features for free subscriptions
With so many different ways to recieve help, you can easily get answers to your questions. Help is offered by Live Chat, email, a FAQ section, and even a member-generated blog.
Live Online ChatMen Nation has an easy-too-use live chat option where you can speak directly with an agent.
FAQThere is a comprehensive FAQ section on the site that covers virtually every topic regarding MenNation.
BlogOn Men Nation, you can conect with other members using the site's blog. Users can share media and text as a way of getting more coverage.
If you are a gay or bisexual male looking for some casual fun, then MenNation is certainly worth your time. With plenty of active users, there is a high percentage of matching up with men from your local area or at least from someone close by, and you shouldn’t struggle to find a guy to your liking either. As with most dating websites, the core features are limited for free users. To unlock the real potential, purchasing a gold membership will probably end up working out for the better anyway, as it allows access to a trove of great features that will leave you coming back for more.