Adam4Adam is an online dating website that caters to gay men who are looking for friendship, romance, or a hot hookup. It was launched in 2003 and claims to be the first free gay dating site. When it was created, Adam4Adam was owned by Convergent Ideas, LLC. Today, the site is owned by A4A Network Inc. and is based out of Montreal, Canada. The name appears to be a reference to Adam of the garden of Eden.
Adam4Adam continues to be one of the most popular gay personals sites in the United States. Moreover, it is one of the highest-rated gay dating sites out there. It is often compared to Gay.com and Manhunt as a worthwhile rival, although it commonly outperforms both sites. On the whole, Adam4Adam is a place for gay men to find casual encounters and no-strings-attached sex.
|Total members||10 million|
|Members in the U.S.||6,300,000|
|Unique monthly visits||1 million+|
Even though Adam4Adam is often referred to as a gay casual dating site, it is open to men throughout the LBGTQIA+ community. So, whether a person is gay, bisexual, still in the closet, or just curious about their sexuality, they have a place on this site. Even metrosexual and trans men are welcome.
Along the same lines, the platform is quite diverse in ethnicity and background. The majority of users are non-white, making it the most multi-ethnic gay dating site out there today. In terms of age, there’s a surprisingly large 55+ community on Adam4Adam. Moreover, 25 to 54-year-olds make up a little over half of the site’s clients. Eighteen to 24-year-olds make up just 10% of the user base. The platform allows people to sign up as individuals or couples, which may explain why the 55+ group is so large. Couples account for about 30% of the members on the site, while the other 70% are strictly men.
Since launching in 2003, Adam4Adam has an estimated 10 million members, with over 6 million of them in the United States. This is a bit interesting since the site was first launched in Canada. That said, the platform is available in other countries as well, and there’s even a Spanish version of the U.S. site. On average, there are about 60,000 users on Adam4Adam at any given time, and the site sees over a million unique monthly visitors.
Creating A Profile
Signing up for Adam4Adam is simple. Plus, people can sign up with an email address or via their Facebook or Google account. The site won’t share or post anything to the user’s social media. Alternatively, members can sign up via the site’s mobile app.
The first step to signing up is creating a username and entering a valid email address. Users need to create a unique and secure password and verify that they’re 18 or older.
Next, the site will ask them to provide basic information such as their age, gender, and location. It also asks new members to upload a profile picture and complete a captcha authentication. Then, the platform asks for user consent to provide 120 free credits and access to Adam4AdamLive video chat.
According to the platform, users need to verify their identity via a code that gets sent to their email. However, it’s easy to bypass this step since the site is fully accessible without opening up the email from Adam4Adam.
Users don’t have to worry about purchasing an expensive membership since the services and features are available for free upon signing up. Keep in mind that the administrative team will review any photos that users upload, which could take a few hours.
When fleshing out their profile, members can describe their physical attributes, sexual orientation, relationship status, and lifestyle habits. There is also an ”About me” section where they can describe their ideal partner or sex buddy, their kinks, fetishes, and preferred bedroom activities.
Members might also notice that they can have a “home” profile and a “visitor” one. A “home” profile is the everyday page members will use when they’re in their home location. If they travel, they can use their “Visitor” profile in the hopes of attracting other members in the area. Also, members can choose different photos for their web version and app version profiles. These preliminary images should be PG-rated, meaning they can’t contain any nudity.
Using the Site
Since the platform doesn’t require a paid membership for its services, members can get a lot out of it. They can message other people for free and save conversations for later. There is also the Plan a Trip feature, which is convenient for people who travel a lot for work or leisure. People can use this tool to let other members know they’re in the area and looking for a hot hookup.
There is also a live-streaming and video chat service, Adam4AdamLive. This is a paid feature but allows people to see member-generated live streams and chat with them in real-time. For some reason, it requires a separate account. It’s actually a bit confusing differentiating between Adam4AdamLive, Adam4AdamCams, and A4ALive.
Another paid service is ProAds. This is for business clients or entrepreneurs who want to advertise their services on the site. Adam4Adam.tv is another paid feature that allows customers 48-hour rentals for X-rated movies. There is also a pay-per-minute viewing option. Customers can pay to access a download for seven days, one month, or lifetime access. Different rates apply depending on the time frame.
Store.Adam4Adam is an online sex shop where users can purchase sex toys, enhancement drugs, and other products. The Underwear Club is a service in which members pay $10 per month to receive designer underwear. They can choose from a selection of international designer brands each month.
Clearly, Adam4Adam is not entirely free. Another thing to be aware of is that unpaid membership is limited in some respects. For instance, free users can message other people, but they are limited to 40 messages in a single conversation. VIP members can have up to 200 messages within a given conversation.
A free feature is the ability to announce events & parties. It is meant for advertising small private parties, not large-scale events. It is free and available to all members. Announcements are public and visible throughout the site.
Finally, several health counselors and organizations have accounts on Adam4Adam and serve as health resources for members. This is a great resource for any questions or concerns that users may have related to safe dating tips and STDs. Different helplines throughout the United States are available. Likewise, there is the Adam4Adam blog, which is full of posts about dating advice, personal stories, trends and news, and more. Users can get featured or contribute to the blog by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finding A Match
When it comes to finding a match, the site will provide recommendations. Members can also use the search tool, which has 27 different filters. Members can save their search preferences for future reference. Basic membership allows for three saved searches while a premium subscription grants 10 saved searches.
To the left, there is a menu to help users find suitable matches. The menu tabs include Members Online, Featured Members, Popular Members, and New Members. This is also where users can access their Favorites, find a Health Specialist, and browse through Parties & Events.
When visiting someone’s profile, users will see the person’s profile picture to the left. Beneath that are buttons for adding them as a Friend, sending the profile to an existing Friend, and blocking them. The top of the profile page shows their username and location. Under that, there will be information about their age, ethnicity, and physical traits. Depending on how complete their profile is, there may be details on what kind of person or relationship they’re looking for, as well as their sexual preferences, kinks, and turn-ons.
Making contact is free, which is something that you don’t see often on online dating sites. For people who aren’t yet ready to chat but would like to show their interest, they can send a smile to another user. Members can send photos in their messages and save their conversations. Basic membership allows for 20 saved messages while VIPs can save up to 200 in a saved folder. The website deletes any conversations that remain stagnant or inactive for 10 consecutive days. For premium members, their conversations aren’t deleted until 30 days of continuous inactivity.
Adam4Adam stands apart from competitors thanks to its free membership. The site doesn’t charge users for access to its services. So, where does the company get its funding? It has an advertising partnership model in which it receives revenue from ads and pay-per-view video content. What that means is that people who visit the site will see lots of ads and promotions for sexual-enhancement products and pornographic content. So, people might be drawn to Adam4Adam because of the free services, but they’ll also have to put up with lots of ads.
Adam4Adam is available on desktop and via a mobile app for iPhone and Android. The app has 4.2 stars and over 500,000 downloads on the Google Play Store. It has 4.7 stars on the App Store, which is much higher than competing app ratings. Users should be aware that the app has fewer features than the web version. Also, its layout is a bit outdated and cluttered.
Interestingly, the mobile-optimized browser is more convenient and user-friendly than the mobile app. As for the desktop version, it’s organized by lacks flair. Personals and escort ads litter the pages, and most of them portray sexual content. Before exploring the site, users should be aware that nudity is rampant on Adam4Adam, both in ads and profiles.
Even though people can liberally use Adam4Adam for free, both the web and mobile versions offer VIP access. This premium membership can place members’ profiles higher in the search rankings and remove ads from the site.
Overall, the website’s design is basic, but at least it’s organized (on the desktop version). There are several third-party links on this site, which can make it a bit confusing. For instance, there is the dating platform of Adam4Adam.com, but there’s also Adam4Adam.tv, Adama4AdamLive.com, and store.Adam4Adam.com. It can all be overwhelming.
As for contacting the company, there are help forms on the website’s support page. Adam4Adam is also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and via email at email@example.com. The company address is A4A Network Inc. 1800-500 Place d’Armes, Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 2W2, Canada.
The site has an Online Safety Tips page as well as community guidelines. The Help Center answers many frequently asked questions, too.
Adam4Adam puts certain security procedures in place, such as requiring members to be 18 or older and reviewing photos before publishing. That said, there are still safety concerns. For instance, it looks like there is email verification, but the site is still accessible if people bypass this step. This opens the door for scammers and fake profiles.
Also, Adam4Adam has been linked to several violent crimes and robberies throughout the United States. Victims met the perpetrator on the site and met up in person, which led to theft, robbery, and in a couple of cases, death.
People can use the site totally for free and still have access to the search filters, three saved searches, messaging, 20 saved conversations, the blog, health resources, friends/favorites list, and the events & parties feature.
VIP membership grants members unlimited friends, ad-free content, priority profiles, 10 saved searches, 200 saved conversations, and priority support. A one-month VIP subscription costs just $10. A 3-month plan costs $75 ($25 per month). There is also a VIP subscription with ProAd available. One month costs $30 and three months costs $75.
Users can pay by credit card and their payment will show up as SEGPAY.COMAA Network on their credit card statements. Subscriptions automatically renew unless customers opt-out, and there is a 14-day refund policy.
|Basic||1 Month||3 Months|
How do I delete my account?
Go to the “My Account” page and click on “Delete Account.” Follow the instructions to confirm the removal. Alternatively, users can send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, username, and email address.
How do I block or report someone?
Go to the person’s profile. Under their profile photo, look for the red button that says “Report This User.” Click it and select the appropriate option (Photo Violation, Spam/Solicitation, etc.)
Can I remove ads on the website?
If you wish to go ad-free, you need to become a VIP member. If you already have a premium subscription, go to “My Account” at the top-right corner and select “VIP Features.” Switch off the “Desktop Ads” function to remove ads.
Is the site free?
Yes. Free members can search for people and make contact. The VIP membership is available for greater access and functionality.
Is Adam4Adam safe?
As long as people use common sense and keep their private information to themselves, they should be fine. The site has online safety tips for more advice.
How do I change my password?
Go to “My Account” and click “Change Password.”