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So Exactly Who IS Approving My Profile? Gay Online Dating Marketing Guru Phil Henricks Unlocks For You!
Got Questions? Ask the man responsible for more hook-ups than a New Year's Eve open bar, marketing expert, Phil Henricks (Gaydar / Manhunt / m4mworld)
Editors, planning a behind-the-scenes look at gay online dating services? We've got just the man for you: Phil Henricks, Head Of North American Market for the UK-based Gaydar.net. A bit of a pioneer, his previous titles were Director of Marketing at Manhunt.net–a position he held for five years during which he was responsible for the site’s tremendous growth and peak in the marketplace–and, before that, Promotions Director, m4mworld.com, which was the forerunner to Manhunt and similar.
He is available and happy to discuss everything from origins (Gaydar started because the founder's best friend wanted a boyfriend), trends, the future and exactly who is approving those profiles. (Did you know Gaydar invented the online personals profile format, now standard webwide?)
Gaydar.net is the biggest gay dating, social networking and lifestyle website on the planet. Launched in the UK over ten years ago, it’s also become one of the most established and now boasts over 5.6 million members worldwide. Though Gaydar officially swaggered onto American shores in 2009, it did so packin’ several hundred thousand existing US profiles—early joiners (via the UK portal) attracted not only by Gaydar’s unique features and exotic members, but also by lifestyle sites GaydarRadio.com and entertainment-oriented GaydarNation.com.
What You Want When You Want It
That’s the Gaydar motto and modus operandi. No matter what your type or what you like, Gaydar warmly welcomes the weary online personals cruiser. No more shlepping the personals circuit to peruse possible dates on one, sniff hot daddies on another or post travel plans on yet another. It’s all on Gaydar. From a proper date to a proper shag, everything in between, all are equally available, encouraged and empowered and by Gaydar.
Gaydar Has The Most Tools
Sporting a toolbelt full of profile-enhancing features and search-refning options, Gaydar is highly customizable and equally user-friendly, whether you’re a true romantic or total tramp. (We don’t judge.) List your Details, write your Profile, note your Hobbies and Favorite Things, check boxes next to a dizzyingly anal array of Keywords and top it all off with up to 26 photos plus up to five of your very own videos and you will have created the most complete profile you’ve ever obsessed over.
Look Him Up Before You Go-Go
Unique to Gaydar is its Travel button. Particularly popular with solo travellers, this special feature allows members to flip dread of a lonely stay in a strange city to anticipation of good company with new friends on arrival. Click Travel Itinerary, punch in your plans and easily find new friends in your destination city for everthing from accommodations, a personal tour, dinner or date before leaving home. Conversely, click Travelling Users and be there to welcome a new buddy to your town.
GaydarRadio.com: Half A Million Can’t Be Wrong
That’s how many listeners tune in daily to Gaydar’s booming online radio station, GaydarRadio.com. Accessible to Gaydar members as well as the general public, GaydarRadio is a full-fledged 24-hour radio station, with live on-air hosts, the world’s best dance music, hourly news, loads of reviews and music videos (many not available in the US!), and interviews with top global pop stars. Lady Gaga, Grace Jones, Erasure, Adam Lambert, Joan Rivers and UK dance superstar Sophie Ellis Bextor are among the many who’ve been featured. Miss a show? Just click the Podcast window to download a full menu of interviews and DJ mixes.
GaydarNation.com: Nice Package
GaydarRadio is just one channel on GaydarNation.com, a lifestyle website equal to its top American counterparts, albeit with a refreshingly British spin. Additional channels completing the package include Travel, Entertainment, News (much of it US), and Lifestyle (Health), but new visitors are advised to start with the aptly titled Fun channel. Gay the day away clicking through Totty Watch (= Hottie Watch), Dykons (Dyke + Icon), Quizzes, Video Wall (novelty, humor, silly celebs), Q Scopes and the he-larious Fun Stuff page, home to short witty articles, advice, pithy top 10 lists and the brilliant Heroes and Villains series.
Something to bear in mind when your best lesbifriend gives your Gaydar-raving self the “shut-it” look: If it worked for you, it could work for her. Tell her to get her jealous butt over to GaydarGirls.com and get to clicking. It’s the world’s biggest lesbian dating website with more lesbian personals than she can shake a stick at. Or something.
We’re Not Saying You’re Cheap, but...
FYI: New Members Get A Free Updgrade!
As an extra incentive to join, all new US members will receive a free one month upgrade, which will give them unrestricted access to those 5.6 million Gaydar members, all photos, videos and chat. •
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