The Manhunt is an adult dating site that has been helping men hunt for sex with other men for 20 years, and today, they have iconic status in the gay community. They aim to supply a space for NSA sex or one-time hookups in a secure and open-minded space.
Manhunt delivers access to gay men worldwide with its website and easy to navigate the mobile app. Manhunt boasts more than 6 million users exclusively aimed at gay and bisexual men looking for casual sex and one time encounters so your chances of scoring are pretty high.
Their app is available for Android and iOS, making it handy to use while traveling.
The Manhunt was founded on April 1st, 2001, in Massachusetts and was originally a phone-based gay dating service. When phone-based dating services began to lose popularity, Manhunt moved onto a digital platform. In 2006 Manhunt became rated as the largest gay orientated site online.
The Manhunt is owned by co-creators Jonathan Crutchley and Larry Basile under the banner of Online Buddies, Inc.
Registration on Manhunt is fast and free and does not require the usual verification via email. Personal details can then be added at your leisure. Once you wish to contact another member through messaging, you will need email verification and a profile pic to get moving. You can add up to 15 more sexy pics of yourself. You can choose which ones will be public or private.
When signing up, you must supply a valid username, email, password, and age. Then you may supply your location either manually or through Manhunt. Do bear in mind that Manhunt is an adult dating site, so you must be over 18 to join.
Manhunt stands out from other adult dating sites in that it allows you to create a detailed biography of yourself in both the ‘About Me’ or the ‘What I’m looking for’ options. These bio details can get pretty specific, from penis size and whether you are circumcised, to preferred sex locations, positions, and just what you are looking for in your sexual encounter.
To make your profile stand out, you have a choice to make your photos as steamy or erotic as you please and decide if you want everyone to see your gorgeous body or if only selected people get to gaze on your hotness. There are quite a few xxx rated profile photos on this site, so expect to see a lot of skin and such.
Make use of an open board where you can read what active users are posting or make use of an easy chat & message system for all users. If you feel flirty, you may send winks to chosen users or add potential prospects to your ‘Buddy List.’
Manhunt’s search function is flexible to just how general or specific you want to be. You can do one click for all your potential suitors in your hood and base your search on who is your closest DTF option.
Alternatively, you can choose from a diverse range of criteria and narrow your search down to your own specific needs. Off the bat, you can state your intentions, whether you are after a once-off shag or looking for a happily ever after scenario; or perhaps, express your interests and hobbies to find your fit better.
Contacting another user is comfortable. You merely click on their profile and choose your option on the top of their profile. It can be a message, wink, or adding them as a buddy.
Manhunt offers direct messaging to chosen profiles or a chance of live video chats with other active users. If you find someone you like, you can add them to your “Conversations” tab and find them again easily when you are active on this site.
The bad news is that you won’t be chatting through to the AM without a paid membership. Manhunt restricts free users to only ten chats daily. However, their messaging platform still gives you a place to play, and you can keep on searching for that hot date, or hubby, or whatever turns you on. You can send and receive messages free on instant messaging, so you can send sexy pics and let users know where you are located.
You have a choice to save your personalized search filters and have them ready for you to use when you return to the site. Check tabs at the screen where you can see who’s new, who is a match, who is active online, and best of all, who is interested in you.
Deleting your account is simple. Merely open the Manhunt Help Centre portal on www.manhunt.net and click on the marked tab “Delete My Account.” A link will then be provided for you, along with an option to discuss your reasons for cancellation, which is optional. Click on the link, and a confirmation will be sent to an email address of your registered account.
Due to its vast user base, Manhunt’s age demographics vary from 18 to the 50+ dating pool. According to Business Insider, Manhunt boasts over 2.7 million searches a month, which guarantees a full spread of demographics. Eighty percent of these users are seeking no strings attached sex, so it seems this is the site if you are into casual sexual encounters.
This site’s multilingual nature proves its user diversity, offering at least nine different languages to say, “let’s get it on.” The USA boasts 1.5 million of the total membership and 300,000 of those hail from New York, the next place takes Mexico and just behind, Argentina.
The majority of Manhunt’s users are homosexual males, and there is little to no transgender activity. Of the six-plus million users, over eighty percent are down for NSA, casual sexual encounters. Although not explicitly a homosexual site, it remains almost entirely made up of homosexual men.
Manhunt caters to most kinds of sexual proclivities, as shown by rather open-minded options in the “About Me” feature of their app. With this site focus on hot, quick consensual hookups, most male-on-male preferences are given the thumbs up.
Due to the multinational and multilingual nature of this site, there is no real focus given to racial or ethnic divisions. With the onus on sexual gratification, such details are secondary to the Manhunt target audience.
Manhunt embraces all religious affiliations as long as they are secondary to the open-minded and non-judgmental ethos of this site.
Unlimited membership costs depend on whether you opt for the auto-renew option or not. The auto-renew membership is cheaper in the long run if you plan to spend a long time on this site. Manhunt’s prices compare favorably to most adult dating sites falling in somewhere in the upper-middle ranges.
Manhunt gives users a fair number of tools to use as a free member on the site, which many of Manhunt’s competitors do not provide. You can check out the boards, profiles, and user photos and even make use of some of the videos.
The non-renewing 8-day plan is convenient to get a feel of the full VIP Manhunt site experience, and it will only set you back 8.00 USD.
Auto-renew memberships are available for as little as
Payment options are via cheque or credit card. Their site is secured by VeriSign encryption, and all payments are invoiced from “Online Buddies,” so your secret cruise site will be kept safe from prying eyes.
To cancel the automatic renewal on your account, simply click on “View Billing History,” click “Stop Auto-Renewal,” and then confirm with “YES.” Bear in mind that the button will only be active after the payment has been processed, which can take up to 24 hrs.
The verification process on Manhunt reduces the incidence of fake profiles on the site, but it is best never to share personal information with strangers online. Manhunt will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to others without your consent. The information you provide will be used to enhance your user experience on Manhunt. If you wish to delete your personal information from this site, you may do so by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manhunt also partnered with community health organizations around the world to create the “Manhunt Cares” initiative. These health partners use ads alongside members’ posts. They aim to provide a secure exchange of information, allowing other members to let fellow users be aware when they may have been exposed to an STD. It is incredibly forward-thinking in that it forewarns members of contact with sexually contracted diseases and prevents their further spread.
If you are worried about fraud, Manhunt itself keeps none of your sensitive payment information. Still, it uses Verisign Secure Socket Layer, a security technology that encrypts communication between a web browser and a web server. It serves to function as a deterrent to hackers and identity thieves that may try to steal your sensitive information online.
For an adult dating site with a focus on NSA hookups, Manhunt profile quality is pretty impressive. The “About Me” and “What I’m looking for” features allow a member to give a detailed view of their preferences and personal information. Many adult sites just provide cursory attention to any information contained in user profiles, which is very important to allow potential suitors to decide if you are a match before lengthy texting.
After upgrading its site, Manhunt has left behind its clunky layout of the early 2000s. The main page now looks neat and is simple to use. Users complain that ads and features that fill this site are virtually indistinguishable and that they dominate the screen when it should be the potential matches that take the forefront.
Navigation in the site is a breeze, from browsing for new members to set a place and time for your erotic meeting. The experience is seamless, whether you are accessing videos, joining chats, or sending messages.
After creating your profile, Manhunt presents you with a choice of potential hookups based on your location and the refined search filters that you have selected.
You can isolate exactly where and who you want for your NSA liaison on both app and desktop versions of Manhunt.
The Manhunt app is available for both iOS and Android users and shares most of the features that can be found on the desktop version. This app is well designed, and the functions are easy to navigate. A big complaint has been that the app does not allow push notifications, but this can be done manually without too much effort.
There is an active and involved support team to help you on your quest for a fix or if you have any difficulties on the app. There have been some teething pains technologically speaking on Manhunt apps, but they seem to be ironing out the glitches for a great ride.
The main competitors to Manhunt are the ubiquitous Grindr with 4.5 million daily users and other hookup sites like Gay Cupid and Scruff. Other sites like Elite singles and Zoosk cater more for users seeking long-term relationships. And if you are looking for something cheaper or something that could even be used for free, check out GayRomeo. However, its user base authenticity remains dubious.
The Manhunt is easy to use and has a whole host of useful features that are accessible for both free and paying users. This site has enormous street cred having been one of the pioneers in the Male gay dating scene, even back when they used telephones. With 20 years of experience behind them, they do keep up with the times and boast an incredible 6+ million user base.
Their innovative “Manhunt Cares” feature also puts them on the map in terms of adult dating sites and shows a deep social conscience at work. Their videos and images are quite graphic, but it is, after all, an adult dating site and not a Christian Ladies group advertising embroidery.
Manhunt provides all the features you would expect in an adult dating site, 1 to 1 video, and audio chat. You have access to a board where you can post pics and text your best pick-up lines. You decide how long you want it to show. You can also see who is crushing on you by viewing the last 50 admirers who considered your profile. Don’t worry, and you do have a choice to remain discreet and not reveal whose profile you have been ogling.
If that isn’t enough, premium members have access to the appropriately named “TugHub.tv which is a dedicated porn site with a plethora of dirty videos that are constantly being updated, many of which are recorded by users on their Manhunt hookups.
Manhunt provides users with the tools to provide a fairly in-depth profile, which they can use to enhance their dating experiences. They are available on a mobile app on both Android and iOS, so it is extremely easy to use in multiple locations and on the move. Its international reach is another plus for people who enjoy travel.
With its iconic status in the gay community, its reach worldwide, and its ease of use, Manhunt will be part of the scene for a long time. If quick flings are your thing, Manhunt has loads of features and a massive potential porn stash, so you should check it out. There’re 6 million “maybes” waiting out there.
Company: Online Buddies
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