Start Dating Committed Gay Singles Looking for Real Connections on the Match App and Site

Start dating like-minded gay men on Match! It’s free to sign up, and you can start searching for gay singles on the site and app straight away. No matter your gender, sexual orientation, age or skin colour, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful and satisfying love story. If you’re looking to start a full and authentic gay dating journey, Match is full of gay and bisexual singles who might just tick your boxes!

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Using Gay Dating Sites

As the UK’s best-known dating site and the top choice of gay meeting sites for thousands of men, Match has years of experience helping LGBTQI+ singles meet and start building fulfilling relationships. We are fighting against dating fatigue caused by meaningless connections and hook-up culture, so, on Match’s gay dating app and site, you can build healthy, genuine connections that may just lead to love!

We’re proud to champion all types of relationships and people, and we are committed to helping you find your dream man. Our gay singles may come from all different backgrounds and walks of life, but they share one key thing – they are looking to embark on a meaningful dating journey that leads to a committed relationship.

No two relationships are quite the same, so we’ve created advanced search features to help you find the people that you are most compatible with. Browse our dating app for gay men based on anything from shared interests and values to political leanings and religion. Whether you’re a music fan who loves to go out dancing or you’re active in a local sports team, we’re on hand to help you meet gay men who want to share experiences with you.

As a single on Match, you’ll be the first to hear about our Match nights and socials, plus we offer loads of advice and support along the way. Our socials are a great way to break the ice with other gay and bisexual men, have some fun and maybe try something you wouldn’t normally do. Sign up to one to kickstart your gay dating journey in a fun and relaxed atmosphere and maybe meet your next gay date.

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Gay Dating in the UK

The gay scene in the UK is vibrant and diverse. From gay bars to book shops, art scenes to political groups, there is a home for all members of the community. While there is plenty of love, collective history and vibrant culture in gay spaces, it isn’t always easy to meet that special someone. Here at Match, you can find men from all walks of life who are ready to write their own love story with you, so you won’t be pigeonholed into what someone thinks a gay relationship should look like.

Gay relationships give you the amazing opportunity to write your own rules and create your own relationship model! Your gay dating journey on Match will be rich with exciting experiences and is designed to help you make connections with men who share your outlook and who will fit naturally into your life. Do you see children in your future? Would you like to whisk your partner away travelling at a moment’s notice? Perhaps you’d like to be in a city surrounded by vibrant queer culture, or maybe you’re more interested in settling down in a quiet countryside spot. Meet gay men who share your priorities and are looking to build genuine connections, whatever they look like to you!

We’re here to help our gay singles navigate the complicated world of dating. Years of discrimination have meant some gay men feel like their dating lives are not taken as seriously. We want to empower our gay singles to create their own love stories, free from prejudice. Gay dating should be accessible, and you should be able to enjoy authentic encounters with men who are right for you. Every person who desires commitment and a serious relationship deserves a full and meaningful love story.

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Five Gay-Friendly Date Ideas

The gay community in the UK is beautifully vast and diverse, so our number one date tip is to introduce your match to whatever your hobbies and interests are. However, there are some fantastic gay-friendly spaces across the country that are ideal for a fun date with your special someone. Here are a few of our favourites!


  • Head to your local gay bar for cocktails


It may be the obvious choice, but it’s a firm favourite for a reason. What better way to get to know someone than in a friendly, open environment built for that exact purpose! Every major city has its pick of great gay bars and districts so you can enjoy a touch of glamour with your special someone. Whether you opt for a bar with a more low-key feel or one with a party atmosphere, feel relaxed and have fun in a welcoming space.


  • Watch LGBTQI+ voices on stage


Why not head to the theatre and support venues telling queer stories? While gay narratives are becoming more and more visible in the theatre world, try one of the hundreds of great arts venues across the country dedicated to queer theatre and performance.


  • Explore a gay-friendly neighbourhood


Why not spend a sunny day wandering a neighbourhood filled with queer history, such as Brighton’s North Laine? Brighton is perhaps one of the UK’s most gay-friendly cities. Take a stroll through some history, grab a coffee and maybe find some treasures in the local boutiques and antique shops.


  • Catch a drag show


Why not find a drag show in your city and celebrate some queer culture? Not only is it an art form that champions diversity and inclusivity but it’s also a lot of fun!


  • Support gay-owned businesses


When looking for a restaurant or bar to take your date, think about supporting businesses run by members of the gay community, such as The Phoenix in Bristol. It’s a great way to support your queer brothers and sisters while spending some time in a welcoming and friendly environment!

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