Registering for GayCupid.com is the most simple process you can encounter and requires only your first name, email and for you to create a password. And that’s it, you’re on! You can now see the matches for you (as mentioned above, this feels very impersonal). Creating your profile, however, is the hard part.
The member login when signing back into the site is simple enough and seems to be very responsive so you won’t have to wait a long time to be back into things. As mentioned earlier, you can’t seem to be able to get the app on iPhones. So be warned if you decide to register you can not use a mobile login on the go.
The creation of your profile seems to be under the ‘verify my profile button’ located at the very top of your profile page. It is here that you can fill out the endless amounts of details under the multiple tabs. The profile questions are extensive and you can choose not to commit to all of them. But you can always fill out the basics and leave it there. The real hang up is that you have to find it and do it once you are on the site. It would perhaps be easier and simpler to just get a new member to do it when registering for the account so that it all feels cohesive and personal and you can ensure your details are actually being matched to those eligible for you. Not to mention the fact that you cannot simply upload your profile picture as it takes 12 hours to get approved. So you are straight into the account but you cannot utilise it fully for a while.
The pricing plans for GayCupid.com are as you can expect and like other online dating sites, expensive and exclusive to those willing to pay the price. Starting off with the free account features which is what you sign up with you can see basic matching, send your interest to someone and communicate with paying members. This appears to be free for the first three months and then after this, you have to decide what payment plan you want to commit to. The basic plan is otherwise known as the ‘Gold Membership’ and offers you 5 extra account benefits such as: communicating with all members, live chat with instant messenger, send and receive messages, no advertisements and to hid your profile so that you can browse anonymously. The payment plan comes in three options:
1.12 months for £8.33 per month which is billed in one instalment of £99.99
2.3 months for £16.66 per month which is billed in one instalment of £49.99
3.1 month for £24.99
The Premium plan (known as the Platinum plan on the site) really does have a premium price tag, although you get all of the perks possible including the features of the basic and the free with extra 6 features. These are as follows: rank above other members, double your profile space, VIP profile highlighting, exclusive search features, advanced matching algorithms and finally, translating messages into your language. Now whilst these extra perks seem to be a lot more advanced than the other packages, you are playing an awful lot more to get these.
1.12 months for £10.00 per month which is billed in one instalment of £119.99
2.3 months for £19.99 per month which is billed in one instalment of £59.99
3.1 month for £29.98
Now if you are going to try any of these plans the best option would possibly be the one month, so that you can get a feel for the site.
Now because the matching system seems a little off you can go on and broaden or narrow your search results on the search tab on GayCupid.com. If you are wondering how to search on GayCupid.com then you need to look for the magnifying glass symbol in the top right corner. From here you can search profiles but you can also search by city, search by username and a plethora of other options. You are definitely well looked after when it comes to this area of the dating site. If you also want to know how to message someone on GayCupid.com then all you need to do is to look out for it on their profile tile and simply click on the text message icon located at the bottom. Messaging on this dating site is quite similar to Facebook so if you use that then you should adapt to this format pretty quickly.
If after all of this you decide that GayCupid.com is not the dating site for you and you need to know how to cancel your GayCupid.com account then luckily for you it is incredibly easy! All you need to do is click on the settings icon in the top right corner, scroll down to profile settings, click switch off profile, type in your password and your reason and that’s it! Compared to other sites this is incredibly easy and you are immediately signed out of the account and it no longer exists. So you can get a clean break from the site if your experience really does turn sour or boring.
Final thoughts on GayCupid.com are that it doesn’t really stick out from the crowd of other dating sites and as a result, doesn’t make it bad or brilliant. It certainly works mainly for men looking for men as the majority of singles seen on this site were gay men looking for love. The dating site was relatively easy to use, although it takes some getting used to and the creation of your profile is pretty complicated. You definitely need to out some major time aside to make your profile but hopefully, it will be worth it once it is all done.