The highest ranked gay dating site according to Hitwise (March 2007, January 2011), Adam4Adam has a particularly large user base in the US and UK. Costs are paid for by adult-oriented advertising, and escorts are not discouraged from signing up. Therefore, Adam4Adam is considered to be an 'adult' gay dating site - and an extremely popular one at that.
Overview from Adam4Adam
"Adam4Adam is a site designed by people just like you -- unique -- just like everyone else. When is the last time you had a deep, meaningful conversation in a bar, or in a club? At the free Adam4Adam web site we build a community for gay men looking for friendship, romance, dating or a hot hookup."
What an Adam4Adam Gay Dating Membership Includes
Memberships at Adam4Adam are free of charge, although there is a 'donate' feature that allows for greater access without annoying ads. Therefore, all users at this gay dating site have full access to their entire suite of features, which are not much more than most dating sites in general (posting photos, email, instant messaging and reading profiles).
A recently-released mobile version of Adam4Adam now exists. Quick and easy to use, it offers most of the same features as the online version, just on your cell phone instead.
Unique Features of Adam4Adam
Adam4Adam has a visitor feature, where users who are only temporarily in the area can post looking to meet up. Therefore, you can have both a HOME profile and a VISITOR profile for when you are on the road and looking to meet up with someone new. Great for work travelers or folks that want to meet someone new outside their normal geographic location.
Adam4Adam is also unabashedly sexual in nature, and both of its ads and profile pictures can be extremely graphic. This isn't the kind of dating site that you visit to meet a romantic male partner, although I'm sure it's possible. No, this is more for hooking up or casual encounters, and the site doesn't hide it at all.
A live webcam option adds a bit of interactivity to the site, but a lot of the gents on the video feeds require payment for you to view them in their entirety. Every one that I saw was incredibly attractive and could easily work as a model.
There are no fees to join Adam4Adam. However, users can make a donation to the site to become an A4 member, which gives them a PRO advertising credit for a gay-related website or to their own profile page. Donations can be given using your credit card, and can also be auto-billed on a regular basis.
The Bottom Line
Adam4Adam, or a4a as some members call it, offers excellent potential for gay men wanting casual sex, no strings attached interactions or hot chat and video sessions. You can't beat the price (free, with a few pay-per-use options that don't stop you from meeting other guys), and there's no shortage of gay men on the site in most worldwide locations. Other than the normal drawbacks with meeting people for casual encounters and the limited features available on Adam4Adam, I couldn't see any other negatives on the site. Recommended, with some caveats.