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|C. Price • 1/10/13|
With so many gay dating bloggers claiming to be “experts,” it’s hard to weed out the real experts from the rest. Whose tips do you follow? What dating style is right for you? Well we’ve gathered the 10 Best Gay Dating Bloggers right here.
Whether it’s their coaching services, multitasking abilities or social clout, these bloggers know how to walk the talk when it comes to giving the best gay dating advice.
Bragging Rights: Coaching Services
Billed as “The Gay Love Coach,” Brian Rzepczynski is your go-to for “Man 4 Man Coaching Services and Building Successful Gay Relationships.” A licensed dating and relationship coach, Rzepczynski offers up-to-date blogs and articles, answers reader questions and conducts coaching services, including a free consultation to “get the momentum going!”
Social Clout: 193 followers, 722 unique visitors/month
Bragging Rights: High success rate
The principle dating coach at Gay Dating Expert (GDE), Jonathan Welford, along with his partner Rob Hardy, helps gay men with life goals, phobias and anxieties, weight loss and smoking cessation, not to mention life coaching and therapy. With an ironclad “100 percent success guaranteed,” it’s easy to take stock in this relatable dating expert.
Social Clout: 895 followers, 301 likes
Bragging Rights: Mystery
What’s better than an anonymous dating expert who refers to his dates as “The Thriller” and “The Colombian in the Bath” and rates them on a scale from one to 10? Not much. Such is the case with The Guyliner’s hilarious site that pretty much says what we’re all thinking and isn’t afraid to dish about the truth — even if it sometimes hurts.
Social Clout: 2,000 followers
Bragging Rights: Video guru
Paul Angelo is a Florida-based coach and matchmaker concentrating specifically on gay men over 40. With charisma and a straightforward ability to talk to the camera, Angelo’s website has proven a one-stop shop for free tests and quizzes, client testimonials, dating tips and a member’s only area that offers advice on sex and intimacy.
Social Clout: 321 friends, 531 unique visitors/month
Bragging Rights: Comedic advice + pie
A working comic and writer based out of New York City, Michael Martin is “PIEFOLK,” a site that offers insightful podcasts dealing with awkward dates, gay issues and “whatever he finds strange or irksome.” He also bakes, which is where the “PIEFOLK” comes from. Martin is humorous and in no way rated PG. He creates sex in the kitchen (whether baking or on a date) and never apologizes.
Social Clout: 935 followers, 515 likes, 2,125 unique visitors/month
Bragging Rights: Relationship mastermind
The author of “The Gay Couple’s Guide to Wedding Planning” and a contributor to the Huffington Post, David Toussaint has written for Conde Nast Publications and is a columnist for GayWeddings.com. Toussaint is currently senior editor for GuySpy.com and lives in Manhattan. Woah! That’s quite a resume. He’s also practical, relatable and smart as a whip.
Social Clout: 206 likes
Bragging Rights: Mr. Fix It
J. Cameron Gantt is the head dating coach at Insti(Gay)tor, a site that claims: “We hunt for your perfect match!” With more than 1,100 Twitter followers, Insti(Gay)tor concentrates on gay matchmaking and singles coaching for LGBT singles. Gantt, whose clients call “Mr. Fix It,” has been featured as an expert contributor on various relationship and dating websites.
Social Clout: 1,174 followers, 317 likes
Bragging Rights: Event organizer
As founder of Urban Connections, a London-based, attitude-free site for men-meet-men online connection, Jaye Sassieni has mastered matching single guys in stylish West End venues. Check out the site’s “Upcoming Events” tab and browse through happenings like “Slow Dating” and “Valentine’s Speed Dating,” and you’ll see why Sassieni knows his stuff.
Social Clout: 149 followers, 485 likes
Bragging Rights: Two for one
Adam Clark and Tony Dines are “Adam and Tony,” a couple who offers relationship advice and a boost of confidence and self-esteem for gay men. “We can help you meet the right man, sustain your relationship or generally feel more comfortable in your own skin,” this duo self-professes.
Social Clout: 841 followers
Bragging Rights: “Sex and the City” style
“The blog that fills you in on everything gay daters need to know!” is the tagline of Gay Dating Zone. Started by Lewis Campbell, a Pennsylvania-based, self-professed “pro at dating,” Gay Dating Zone was established in 2010 in hopes to assist young gay men in their dating ventures. Plus, Campbell offers “Sex and the City”-style advice columns, so how can you go wrong with that?
Social Clout: 84 +1’s
It doesn’t matter if you’re single, taken or playing the field, there’s something for everyone among these 10 bloggers.
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