GaysTryst Review: I tried out the platform for a whole month – here is my honest review.

There’s certainly no shortage of dating platforms, hookup sites, and adulterous apps on the market today. When it comes to finding a fun and low-commitment relationships, things have really never been easier – at least, that’s the case for most heterosexuals. For gay men, things have been a little trickier. It’s always hard when you’re part of the LGBTQ community, and you’re trying to meet people online on regular apps like Tinder. How do you go about it when you’re a minority, and you don’t want to waste time talking to people who are not interested in you? If you want the short answer, it’s GaysTryst. Read this full GaysTryst review to get all the details!

GaysTryst is an incredibly popular hookup site for gay men that has taken the gay dating world by storm these past few years. Today, we’re going to go into detail as I give you my full and honest review after having tested the site and all its functionalities for a whole month. Let’s get into it!

GaysTryst review: general overview of the platform

  • Ease of Use and Interface
  • Community and Diversity
  • Functionalities and Entertainment
  • Price and Value


GaysTryst is a gays-only hookup site that is trusted and used by hundreds of thousands of gay men daily. The website is easy to use and provides an overall very positive experience.


  • Only for gay men, so no time-wasting
  • Good for hookups and long term commitments
  • Five free daily messages and one free flirt cast
  • Many fun features
  • Competitive pricing


  • Free accounts are somewhat limited

After testing everything this website has to offer, I have got to say my opinion is overwhelmingly positive. We’ll go into detail about what I liked best about each facet of this amazing gay hookup site over the course of my GaysTryst review, but suffice it to say I’m impressed. GaysTryst is a high quality and trustworthy platform.


Presenting: GaysTryst

GaysTryst records over half a million visitors worldwide every month, which is a pretty good number when you factor in that it’s only for gay men. This widely successful and well-loved dating platform has much to offer, so let’s dig in.

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No matter whether you’re looking for a quick, discreet hookup or a long-term commitment, GaysTryst has your back. This website has no particular standpoint when it comes to the type of relationship you can find or men you’ll encounter, it leaves pretty much everything open to the user. Personally, I was more interested in a kind of commitment-free, long distance internet based fling – and that took quite literally no time at all to find.

How does GaysTryst work ?

Finding a partner or a hookup on GaysTryst is super easy – once you’ve signed up, you only need to verify your email address to get started. When you click on the verification link, you’ll immediately be taken to the homepage where you can see a bunch of guys in your area, and you may even have a few messages already. Just click on the profile of any guy that catches your eye : you can send up to five free messages per day, and even send out a “flirt cast” without having to get out your debit card at all, so why not give it a whirl!

Although there are a few different options for free users, the platform really comes into its own when you upgrade to a paid account. Many incoming messages are unreadable until you upgrade, and if you don’t read them fast they’ll be deleted.

How to register on GaysTryst and create a profile

When you first get started using GaysTryst, the most important thing is to create an inviting and seductive profile. The registration process itself is super simple: just click through to the website, input your details (what you’re looking for, your age, location, email, and password), and click on “Start Now”. Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to verify your email as we’ve mentioned above, and upload a profile picture.

To create a profile, choosing a good profile picture is critical. Make sure to show yourself clearly, and look approachable and friendly – looking hot doesn’t hurt either! GaysTryst allows you to upload multiple photos, videos, and input many details about yourself. There is a whole section for info such as eye colour, height, tattoos and piercings, religion, education and more. Fill out as many details as you’re comfortable with to get the interest of a maximum of potential partners.


GaysTryst review : features and functionalities

So, you’re all signed up, and you have a high-quality profile with a stunning picture and full of information about yourself. Now, it’s time to explore the website. For me, this was such a fun experience: getting to know the platform well and learning my way around the different functionalities and options was great. For the next part of my GaysTryst review, let’s take a look at some of GayTryst’s best features. 

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“Like” feature

The most basic and effective feature on GaysTryst is the “like”: similar to the “swipe” on Tinder, this feature allows you to let guys know that you’re into them without even having to utter a single word. Just send them a quick like and sit back and see if they like you too. It’s easy, hassle-free and is especially good for guys who may have trouble making the first move. 

There’s also a like gallery, which shows you all the guys that have recently liked your profile: send them a like back and start talking if you think they’re hot!

Private Messaging

Private Messaging is the main feature you’ll use while on GaysTryst: after receiving a like, or even just seeing a profile that makes you feel a bit flustered, you can initiate a conversation in private. The community is very active, and you usually don’t have to wait very long to get a response. Messaging is pretty fun, and you can even send pictures (unlimited pictures when you sign up for a premium account!). I had many conversations in a very short time while using GaysTryst, some more fun and flirty than others. It may take some time to find someone with whom the conversation really clicks, but that’s yet another benefit of a large and active community.

Flirt Cast

The Flirt Cast feature is a message broadcasting tool that allows you to broadcast a message to anyone and everyone online in your area. GaysTryst is mostly based on local hookups, so it shows you guys that are geographically close to you first. So why not just, throw a net in the water and see what comes up? That’s basically a Flirt Cast, like a Facebook status you can broadcast to gay men around you. Pretty neat, huh? And you can send a free Flirt Cast once every day too.

Search filters

search filtersAnother great feature on GaysTryst are the advanced search filters: in order to find someone that really suits what you’re looking for, you can search for partners using specific filters like ethnicity, body type, hair colour, eye colour, tattoos, etc. This is another reason why filling in your profile fully is super important – you won’t appear in filtered searches unless you do.

A simple and modern design for an easy-to-use website

I can’t possibly do a full GaysTryst review and talk about all the features without mentioning the visual aspect. As you may have already seen if you’re a little impatient and have clicked through to the platform already, GaysTryst is a very aesthetically pleasing website, and the design is one of my favourite features of the whole platform. The overall design is easy to use and extremely intuitive, and resembles most run-of-the-mill hookup sites, but with a tasteful aesthetic that makes you feel like you’re using a trustworthy website. When you use as many hookup and dating websites as I do, you sort of get a feel for the ones that are a little low quality and may be trying to scam you. GaysTryst has gone above and beyond to create a space that looks and feels comfortable and safe, and personally that’s something I really appreciate.


GaysTryst Review: an active and vibrant community

A website is only as good as its community – that’s a rule I live by. Sure, you can have a great website, but if the community is either too small, too large, or simply low quality, it’s not going to work out. When it comes to the regular users on GaysTryst, I was not disappointed in the slightest. Let’s continue this GaysTryst review by talking a little bit about the guys you can expect to chat with.

gaystryst community

This pretty huge community of single gay men is hard to beat on any other gay hookup site. There are hundreds of thousands of guys all looking for someone just like you, and quite honestly, I’ve rarely seen so many hot gay men in one place. Something I really appreciate is that most men add a little tag to their profile informing you of what type of guy they are: there are tags such as clean-cut, twink, bear and more. Personally, I like a bear, and there was absolutely no shortage of big, cuddly bears for me to pick from. 

The age range is mostly men between the ages of 20 and 40, so whether you’re a late bloomer or a fresh-faced twink, you’ll be welcomed and be able to find someone close to your age. The competition can get pretty fierce though, and hot guys definitely like to play the field, so don’t think for a minute you’re the only one they’re messaging: you must try to stand out with your quick wit and good quality pictures. 

GaysTryst review: account types and prices

As we already discussed earlier in our GaysTryst review, the platform offers a free account and a premium account. Let’s have a closer look at what exactly you can do with a free account as opposed to a paid account, and how much a subscription will cost you.

GaysTryst free account

There are several features that don’t require a premium account on GaysTryst, notably the messaging centre. As you may recall, we mentioned earlier that free accounts can send up to five private messages per day. However, you won’t be able to read more than five, and messages that aren’t read within a few hours will disappear, so if you’re not willing to miss out on any messages, you’ll need to subscribe. 

You can also send out one daily “flirt cast” for free, which is cool – unfortunately, flirt casts usually mean you’ll get a big stream of new messages, which you won’t be able to read without a premium account. 

Free users can also totally set up their profile with a picture and any information they wish to give: note that to see other guys photos, you’ll need a premium subscription (other than their profile photo of course). 

GaysTryst premium

GaysTryst premium is where the fun really begins: sign up for a trial period and you’ll see what I mean.

gaystryst premium price

GaysTryst premium gives you access to all the sites features with no limits. This means you can send and receive as many messages as you like, see users’ full profiles and pictures, use even more search filters to refine your selection, and even share videos! Not to mention that premium users have access to the websites support team in case of any issues. 

Here are the current rates for GayTryst premium:  

  • 1 day trial period: €0.99
  • 1 week: €1.99/day (€13.93 total)
  • 1 month: €1.79/day (€53.70 total)
  • 3 months: €1.29/day (€116.10 total)


How does payment work on GaysTryst?

GaysTryst has a very simple payment system. You can pay with any Mastercard, Visa, Amex or even Discovery card – unfortunately, at this time GaysTryst doesn’t accept any payment applications such as PayPal. To finalize your subscription, you simply need to pick your subscription duration and input your card details. Make sure to cancel before automatica renewal if you’re not satisfied, but I’m sure you will be! In fact, GaysTryst is so convinced you’ll love their website, they offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee. 

The payment will show up on your bank statement as GaysTryst, which is something to keep in mind if you’re trying to be discreet: keep an eye out for statements and hide them if necessary. 

GaysTryst review : pros and cons

One of the best and easiest ways to do a GaysTryst review is to list off some of the best and some of the worst things about the website. If you’re still having doubts about whether GaysTryst is the right hookup platform for them, the best thing is to weigh up the pros and cons. 

  • Active and high quality users, with very few bots
  • €0.99 one day trial
  • Affordable premium account
  • Sleek design
  • Five free daily messages
  • There are some fake profiles to be wary of
  • Payment shows up on bank statements

How was my experience with hookups and dating on GaysTryst?

An important part of doing a full GaysTryst review is speaking about my own personal experience. Overall, my experience using the website was positive: when it comes to actual physical evidence, I have a few anecdotes. Of the couple of hundred guys I spoke to in the month I was active on the website, around 60% responded to me on a regular basis, which is actually pretty good considering I’m not the most conventionally attractive gay man out there.

Of these men, a dozen of them agreed to meet up with me, and to be honest, they were all really horny and looking for some no-strings-attached fun, which is fine by me! However, if you’re looking for love, I’d say it may be a little harder, since most of the men on GaysTryst are looking to have a quickie in the bathroom. Speaking of quickies, I was only on the website for a month, and I got quite a bit of action, some repeated hookups with the same guys even – and don’t think I’ll be deleting those numbers any time soon! 

GaysTryst review: what do the users say?

After spending a few hours reading as many GaysTryst reviews as I can, I have to say most customers seem pretty satisfied with their experience on GaysTryst. Reading user reviews made it clear that the website is not a scam, and that many men have found hookups and even partners thanks to the great design of this gays-only platform. The only negative responses I can find are related to user error: if you don’t cancel your subscription before the period is up, you will be automatically charged for renewal, this also goes for the one-day trial period. 

Here are a couple of reviews that stood out to me.

gaystryst user reviews
gaystryst user experience
Most people, as you can see, say thanks to GaysTryst their dating lives have vastly improved. If you’re looking to meet more guys and have some like-minded people to chat to, GaysTryst is definitely a safe and fun option. My personal GaysTryst review doesn’t differ all that much from those online.

GaysTryst review: my final verdict

To wrap up my GaysTryst review, I’d say all in all, I had a really great time on this website. For one whole month I took full advantage of everything the site has to offer, and it was glorious. As I’ve already said, GaysTryst got me meeting loads of guys, and even helped me get some action. 

The interface is intuitive and super easy to use, and it took me no time at all to feel familiar enough with the website that I knew my way around and knew how all the features worked. I recieved tons of messages daily and had a very high response rate to my messages and my flirt casts. Overall, GaysTryst is a high quality and trustworthy hookup site – but if I’m honest, you really need a premium subscription if you’re going to get the most out of it. 

So why not try it out for yourself? Take advantage of the one day €0.99 trial offer and meet hot, local gays. 



To finish up our GaysTryst review, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions around the web.

Is GaysTryst a scam?

To put it simply – no – GaysTryst is not a scam. A scam implies you pay and get nothing in return, but when you subscribe to GaysTryst, you get access to all the websites premium features.

How do I contact GaysTryst customer service?

GaysTryst customer service can be contacted simply by calling the number on the website (0 805 98 79 79) – remember to write down your customer ID before you call, as it will be necessary in order to process your request.

Is Gaystryst free?

Gaystryst has both free and paid memberships. Free memberships are more limited than premium accounts, but are still usable.


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