BuddyGays Review July 2024

BuddyGays is a place to meet single gay guys online and develop a relationship with them, either short-term or long-term! Is this site worth checking out or is it full of fakes? We took a closer look at BuddyGays for you!

5,000 Members
 100 % ♂ 
Good For:
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Success Rate:
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BuddyGays in 10 seconds

  • Suitable dating site for gay men looking for some fun or a serious partner
  • Site is open to wider range or relationships; whether short-time flirts or serious relationships
  • Tribe feature lets members identify their gay orientation more specifically
  • No app available but site has a mobile-responsive version
  • Subscription package is available in duration of 3 days for members who want to test out the site first
  • Females are not allowed to join; site is strictly for gay men looking for other gay men
  • Fun communication features available aside from chatting, such as Cute or Not game
  • Satisfaction Policy grants 3-day trial to eligible members after three months without success in the site
  • You can use BuddyGays for free
  • Pricing starts at HK$89.00 / Month - More Information
DatingsScout.hk Author Chris Pleines
Chris Pleines
Founder of Datingscout and Author of the book "Online Dating for Dummies"
BuddyGays has no-frill features offered at an affordable price than most premium dating sites. That makes it a delightful choice for gay men who are looking for dates whether for short, adventurous hookups, or serious long-term commitments.

Who is BuddyGays for and not for?

  • Gay men who are looking for casual dates and other short-term relationships
  • Gay singles who are looking for serious relationships
  • Male singles who are bicurious and want to try same-sex relationships
  • Transgender females looking for dates and relationships
  • Single women who are looking for erotic adventures and casual encounters
  • Single males who do not want to be matched with gay men
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BuddyGays Pros & Cons

  • Trial subscription available for testing the site
  • Customer support is available 24/7 for billing and membership concerns
  • Free features are given to members who complete their profiles
  • Reported incidents of profiles using fake photos apparently downloaded from the internet
  • Profiles have limited information
  • Some members suspiciously get flirty to newly-created, almost empty profiles

How does BuddyGays work?

How it Works
  • Roulette-type matchmaking available
  • Send messages to multiple members using Flirtcast
  • All contacting interactions are done through the website

BuddyGays has a straightforward process of connecting gay singles together. Although their direct messaging feature is strictly for premium paying members only, you can still catch members' attention by participating in their matchmaking game called "Cute or Not"  This feature is basically a swipe left–swipe right matching where you can send instant messages to your match if you upgrade your membership. If you choose not to upgrade, you can still keep track of your matches.

How much does BuddyGays cost?

Can you try BuddyGays for free?

  • You can use or try the service for free.
  • You cannot send messages for free
  • You can read the first messages in your inbox for free

Is BuddyGays expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers BuddyGays is low-priced.

Duration / Credits / CoinsCostsTotal
Premium Package
1 Month189.00 HKD / Month189.00 HKD
3 Months119.00 HKD / Month357.00 HKD
6 Months89.00 HKD / Month534.00 HKD
BuddyGays HK Price
Free Features
  • Creating an account
  • Playing "Cute or Not" game
  • Viewing profiles
Premium Features
  • Sending private message
  • Instant messaging
  • Browsing photo albums

You will get a 100% money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Purchases will appear on your credit/debit card statement as "dvcfree.com." You may call site support for any refund. If you do not remember making the purchase, call the number on your statement next to the charge.

How can I delete my BuddyGays account and cancel my subscription?

Please find more information here

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Who is signed up on BuddyGays?

5,000 from Hong Kong
Members activity
1,000 active weekly
Gender Proportion
0 %
100 %
  • In order to register you need to fill out a personality test
  • There are only gay men on the site
  • You will see the list of new members
  • Younger to middle-aged gay men dominate the site
  • All of the members have main photos
  • The average age is 28 to 36 years old

To help members find a compatible partner even faster, you can set a "Tribe" where you identify with the most. Here are the options that the BuddyGays have:

  • Bear -  a bear is often a larger and hairier man who projects an image of rugged masculinity
  • Clean-cut - when you do not have much facial hair
  • Geek - if you gravitate towards what would be regarded as a geeky activity
  • Twink - if you are a young gay on your late teens
  • Daddy - if you are a dominant gay man
  • Jock - if you are an athletic gay man
  • BDSM - if you are a gay man who likes BDSM

The site only accepts gay men but you will spot transgender profiles every now and then.


BuddyGays Age Range and Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+
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BuddyGays in Detail

  • Reading time 16 minutes
  • Lots of insider information for more success

How to Sign Up for BuddyGays

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  • Registration is fast and easy
  • Email verification step is required
  • Register only as "a man looking for a man"
  • You can add more information to your profile after registration
  • Uploading a main photo during registration is not required

Creating an account with BuddyGays takes only a few minutes. You only need to type in your age, email, password, and location in the sign-up box. Gender is predefined and unchangeable as "a man looking for a man."

Email Verification

After inputting your basic details, a required email verification follows. Check your email for the four-digit activation code. It takes 5–10 minutes for the activation email to arrive.

If you cannot locate the message, check your email account's spam folder to ensure the email hasn't landed there. After the verification step, you can skip adding your main photo and more information to your account.

As its name suggests, BuddyGays is open to gay men. By default, everyone can only join in as "a man looking for a man."

Making Contact on BuddyGays

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  • There is a chat function
  • "Cute or Not" game available
  • Messaging is a premium feature
  • Send Flirtcast

    BuddyGays offers straightforward private messaging and chat functions under its communication feature. You will notice that its features focus on aiming flirtations among its members. Thus, it has the following features:

    • Like Gallery - decide whether someone is hot or not by using this game
    • Flirtcast - send messages to multiple people at once
    • Chat - send instant messages to your match if you upgrade to premium
    • Private message - send traditional text messages; you can send in videos and photos too

    BuddyGays Profile Quality

    • You can add more information to your profile after registration
    • There are some fake profiles but they are easily detected
    • Viewing profiles is free
    • The profiles are poorly detailed
    • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

    There are not many registration steps that would help in completing profile information, but a lot of the profiles are fairly complete. Profile pages are sorted into these main sections:

    • Personal info - for your hair color, ethnic origin, body type, orientation, and tribe
    • Photos - for your photos
    • Videos - for your videos
    • Status - to let you write a short status
    • Looking for - for your relationship type
    • Additional info - for more details about yourself such as physical features, vices, income, etc.

    Since you get matches on the site, it works in your favor if you keep your profiles complete and as accurate as possible.

    BuddyGays App

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    • There is no app yet
    • Access mobile version through your phone browser
    • Features are similar on desktop and mobile version
    • Access mobile version for free
    • Hot or Not game is available on mobile version

    BuddyGays doesn't have a mobile app at the moment, but all of its features are available through a mobile version of the site. You can open it using any phone through a mobile browser. Just go to BuddyGays like you would using a desktop and the site automatically translates into the mobile version.

    Special Features

    BuddyGays' simple and easy to use features include the following:

    Like Gallery

    Decide who's cute or not by playing this game. Just click the "Like Gallery" page on top of your home page.


    Send a message to multiple people at once. You need a profile picture to do this.

    Satisfaction Policy

    If you have not found someone on the site to meet up with during the first three months of your membership, you may be eligible to receive a free 3-day trial to other dating partner sites.

    Safe Mode

    With Safe Mode, you can allow all members to send you messages for a more fun dating interaction.


    Share your thoughts through the site's Status feature.


    Send videos to other members so you can let them see the real you.


    You can create a "Tribe" where you identify with the most to help members locate a matching spouse even faster.

    How can I delete my BuddyGays account and cancel my subscription?

    How can you cancel your Subscription?

    • You can cancel via profile settings
    • You can cancel with customer support

    Will your subscription automatically renew?

    • Yes, your BuddyGays subscription will automatically renew. The notice period for opting out of automatic renewal is 3 Days.

    Is there a money back guarantee and do you get refunded the full amount?

    • Usually you will not get back the full amount, it will be reduced by the time or credits you used for BuddyGays.

    BuddyGays FAQ

    Free Features

    Is BuddyGays free?

    There are some free features on BuddyGays, but you may have to purchase a membership along the way so that it remains usable. A three-day free trial is available if you are interested.


    How do I get my profile ID on BuddyGays?

    Click your main photo on the upper-right side of your computer then select "My Settings." You will see your profile ID on the right side of the screen.

    What is the average age of users on BuddyGays?

    The average age of BuddyGays users is between 28-36 years. You can find more information here


    How do I upload photos on BuddyGays?

    Click your main photo and select "My Profile" on the drop-down. Add photos by clicking the plus sign under "My Photos."

    What are the photo requirements on BuddyGays?

    Photos should be no less than 320 pixels, and not bigger than 8MB. Accepted formats are jpeg, jpg, and png.

    Can I upload group photos on BuddyGays?

    You cannot upload photos showing other people's face except your own.

    Am I required to say my body type on BuddyGays?

    You are not required to indicate your body type. In case you want to, you may choose among the following: Slim, Medium, Athletic, Ample, and Big and Beautiful.

    What is Flirtcast?

    A Flirtcast is a preset message which you can send to members of BuddyGays who match your search parameters, at once.

    How do I send a Flirtcast?

    The Flirtcast button is available on the home page of BuddyGays. Choose the line by clicking on the round arrows and pressing the "Send now" button.

    Is Flirtcast free?

    You can only use Flirtcast if you have a premium membership. However, you can still copy and paste the cute message recommendations on the Flirtcast box.


    How can I get a free three-day-trial on BuddyGays?

    To request a trial under the Satisfaction Guarantee, you can contact support@buddygays.com with your request.

    Can you try BuddyGays for free?

    How much does BuddyGays cost?

    BuddyGays typically costs between 189 HKD and 534 HKD. Compared to other dating services, BuddyGays's membership costs is low-priced. You can find more information here

    How much does it cost to sign up on BuddyGays?

    You can sign up for BuddyGays and use its basic features for free. To use BuddyGays's premium features you must upgrade. You can find more information here


    What does it mean if my Safe Mode is turned off?

    With Safe Mode off, you can be contacted by all members. You can always change this in your account settings.

    What does it mean if my Safe Mode is set to Basic?

    With Basic Safe Mode on you can view and contact all members except for those marked as suspicious. These accounts are those who have been reported for malicious activities before.

    What does it mean if my Safe Mode is set to Full?

    With Full Safe Mode active, only Verified Members can contact you.

    What is the BuddyGays helpline I can contact in case of billing issues?

    In case of billing issues, you can contact +1800-764-9523. Tell them your profile ID to proceed.

    Does BuddyGays sell your data?

    No, BuddyGays does not sell your data.

    Was BuddyGays hacked in the past?

    No, BuddyGays was never hacked.

    How accurately does BuddyGays track your location?

    BuddyGays tracks your approximate location.

    Do your BuddyGays profile pictures or profile information appear in Google Search Results?

    No, your BuddyGays photos and personal information will not appear in Google Search Results.

    Who can view your pictures on BuddyGays?

    All BuddyGays users can view your pictures.

    Is your phone number required for signing up at BuddyGays?

    No, you don't need a phone number to sign up on BuddyGays.

    Can you erase your personal data on BuddyGays?

    Yes, BuddyGays provides an option for users to erase their data.

    How can I delete my BuddyGays account and cancel my subscription?

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    Final Results table

    Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 4.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
    App: 1.0 / 5

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