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Our Review

Manhunt is one of the first gay dating services and it was launched in 2001. It was originally created as a telephone dating service based mostly in Boston but the creators transferred to the website to adapt to the digital evolution. Manhunt is mostly used by men to look for casual encounters and one-time affairs.

It has since gained 6 million users worldwide, a quarter of which are from the United States.

Member Structure

Members
1,500,000 from USA
Members activity
30,200 daily logins
  • 6 million worldwide users
  • 80% of users are looking for no-strings-attached sex
  • 30,000 active users in the New York state

Manhunt has members all over the globe, and this is evident with the 9 languages offered in the website. There are 1.5 million members in the US and 30,000 in the state of New York alone. Most members go on the site with the intention of meeting for casual sex. People from the US visit the site the most, with Argentina following closely, and then Mexico. Last month, the website had an average of 8.5 million visits.

Signing Up

Manhunt Registration
  • Registration is free and quick
  • No email verification

Signing up is easy and takes less than a minute. There's no need to input your personal details since you can just add these later. Email verification isn't required during registration, but you have to do it before you can start messaging other members. You have to upload one photo to serve as your profile photo. 15 more photos (either public or private) can be added later.

Making Contact

Manhunt Messaging
  • Unlimited for all members
  • Instant messaging
  • Email has to be verified before you can send a message
  • Sending messages to other users is free for everyone
  • There is a chatroom

Sending, receiving, and reading messages is free for everyone. In the instant messaging feature, you can send photos and your location through chat. If someone unlocks their private photos for you, you'll be notified through an automatic message. Free members can only converse with 50 members per day. You can also filter your messages based on whether they're online now, you've starred the conversation, and more.

Profile Quality

Manhunt Profile
  • Up to 16 photos can be uploaded
  • Most profile photos are those of nude body parts
  • Fields are simple and easy to complete
  • The profiles are quite detailed
  • The profile information can be changed later
  • Profile pictures are visible to everyone for free

Members can upload up to 16 unique photos and choose which ones should be set to public or private. You will also be encouraged to write a blurb about yourself. This has to be as descriptive as possible, since only a few fields are available to describe you otherwise. Other than the blurb, you can set stats about your physical characteristics. You can also check the sexual activities you're into from a provided list.

App

Manhunt App Home
  • Only available for iOS devices
  • Push notifications don't work

The app has a modern and sophisticated design. The functions are similar to that of other common dating apps, so navigating your way around isn't too hard. The app is mostly focused on messaging; Manhunt's other features are not available here. Interestingly, push notifications don't work on the app, so you have to manually check whether you got new messages. 

Real Life Review

"I'm gonna be honest; I'm a promiscuous guy. I like sex but I don't have the time nor the energy for relationships. I'm glad there's still a lot of members in my city who haven't fully migrated to the most popular gay hookup app, you know the one. I just feel that Manhunt is safer, thanks to their HIV/AIDS resource page. I know I've visited it a few times. Better safe than sorry." - Male Writer (27)

Design and Usability

The website has certainly upgraded from its clunky icons and questionable layout back in the early 2000's, but it's priorities are still up for debate. For reference, when you log in to the website, the grid of nearby men only take up a quarter of the page on the top left. The rest is filled with ads, and features that can easily be mistaken for ads. However, the additional settings are well-placed. They really pulled out all the stops to include all the necessities of the members.

Manhunt Costs and Prices

Free Services
  • View profiles
  • Unlimited conversations
  • Up to 2 weeks conversation history
  • 1 starred conversation
    ?
    "bookmark"
  • Up to 20 buddies
Fee based Services
  • View full-sized photos
  • Access to video chat rooms
  • Unlimited conversation history
  • Unlimited starred conversations
    ?
    "bookmark"
  • Up to 1,000 buddies
  • Block 1,000 members
  • Change username
  • Advanced searches
Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
Auto-renewal memberships
1 Week7.00 USD / Week7.00 USD
1 Month12.00 USD / Month12.00 USD
3 Months10.00 USD / Month30.00 USD
6 Months9.17 USD / Month55.00 USD
12 Months8.25 USD / Month99.00 USD
Non-renewal memberships
1 Week8.00 USD / Week8.00 USD
1 Month14.00 USD / Month14.00 USD
3 Months11.67 USD / Month35.00 USD
6 Months10.83 USD / Month65.00 USD
12 Months10.33 USD / Month124.00 USD

Is Manhunt expensive or cheap?

In comparison to other providers Manhunt is upper moderate.

Manhunt Premium
Payment Options
  • Credit Card
  • Cheque

Unlike other sites that sometimes don't even inform you that premium subscriptions are automatically renewed, Manhunt offers the option of going for a non-renewal plan. The auto-renewal memberships can be up to 20% cheaper than the non-renewal plans. Purchases are secured by VeriSign encryption, and the transactions appear as "Online Buddies, Inc."

Special Features

There are plenty of special features in Manhunt waiting for you when you sign up. Some of them are free and some require a premium membership, but they all make sure you're having an enjoyable and naughty time on the website.

1-to-1 video

This is a new feature that allows you to video and audio chat privately with any other member on Manhunt. Unlike common video chatting systems, 1-to-1 video does no allow typing. It's for video and audio only. Currently, it is a premium-exclusive feature. Free members can receive calls though, but paying members can initiate and receive calls whenever they want.

Board

The Board is a type of feed where you can upload quick posts ranging from what you want, who you want to do it with, and everything in between. You can set an expiration time/date and your post will be deleted without a trace. You don't need to reveal your name in your message, but you can add a photo to make your invite more appealing. Users who like what they see can "Write back" and their message will arrive in your inbox.

Manhunt Conversation

Manhunt Conversation is basically an instant messaging feature that lets you send chats faster and more directly. In Conversations you'll get real-time chats, unlock private photos faster, send photos directly, send GIFs, and get to share your location.

Track List

This feature lets you see the latest 50 guys who viewed your profile. You can check out this list in two ways: on your homepage or on the menu toolbar on the top right. You can choose to not appear in someone else's Track List. This feature cannot be turned off and names of members cannot be removed from the list.

TugHub.tv

TugHub is a porn website exclusively available for premium Manhunt members. It has hundreds of videos available to view and download. Scenes are added every other day, and there are dozens of video categories.

Our rating

Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
Making Contact: 4.5 / 5
Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
App: 3.0 / 5
Real Life Review: 4.0 / 5

Editors Conclusion

Chris Pleines
Manhunt is undeniably an adult dating website (and "dating" is used very loosely here). From the get go you are bombarded with graphic imagery that leaves no doubts as to what the site's purpose is. From your account details to the website's special features, Manhunt caters to gay men looking for casual sex. Most of the profiles have genitals as display photos and porn is available at the tip of your fingers. If you're looking for casual dating sites that are less explicit and more subtle, head on over to our Casual Dating category.

FAQ

Facts

Who owns Manhunt?

Manhunt is owned by its founders Jonathan Cruthchley and Larry Basile.

When was Manhunt created?

It was originally launched as a telephone dating service in April 1, 2001, but they expanded to the online website shortly after.

Is there a Manhunt app?

Yes, but only for iOS devices. Android users can access Manhunt through the mobile browser.

Usability

How does Manhunt work?

After you've created your profile, Manhunt shows you some potential matches based on your preferred distance, last login, and other specific criteria.

How many photos can I upload?

You can upload 16 photos "including dick pics, ass pics, and sex pics".

Can I change the language on my account?

Yes. On the top right of the website, click "Account" then "Basics". After scrolling down you'll find the Languages field where you have 9 languages to choose from. Click "save" at the very bottom to see immediate changes.

How can I block someone?

By clicking on someone's profile you'll see the "block" button under the things they're into and beside the "report" button.

Where do I enter my promo code?

Go to free.manhunt.net.

What activities are allowed in Member videos?

Graphic content is allowed (as long as all the participants in the video are above 18 years old). As a rule of thumb, activities that are illegal in federal law are not allowed in Manhunt and could get your account deleted.

Cancel

How do I deactivate my Manhunt account?

You can go to manhunt.net/user/cancelAccount and follow the directions from there.

Payment

Is Manhunt free?

Yes, signing up and most of the basic services are free.

How does the transaction appear on my bill?

They will appear as "Online Buddies, Inc." or "OLB". However, some companies will list it as "escort services", which can't be controlled by Manhunt.

How secure are my payments?

Your personal information is never sold or distributed to third parties, whether they're a business or an individual. None of your personal information is shared, rented, or sold to non-affiliated companies.

Contact

How do I contact Manhunt?

You can contact them through the numbers 1-866-424-9999 (US/Canada) or 1-617-424-9999 (other countries) between the hours of 8am-11:59pm EST.

Their mailing address is:

Online Buddies, Inc. 
P.O. Box 425338 
Cambridge, MA 02142 
USA 

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Infos

Company:Online Buddies, Inc.
Adress:215 First Street, Suite 007 Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone-Hotline:866-424-9999
E-Mail:support@manhunt.net