ManPlay is a personals and hookup site where guys can meet guys and couples for anything from dating and online friendship to fetishes and alternative activities. The front page lists types from twinks to daddies, hairy men, athletes and average guys, and as you scroll down, it explains how the site works, shows user testimonials, and overall gives a lot more information than other hookup sites I've seen. The page is attractive and easy to navigate, and it's easy to sign up for a free membership; easier, in fact, than a lot of other sites, since this one doesn't require you to create a full profile just to sign up.
Once you've signed up, it's easy to find your way around and find guys. I got over 30,000 search results in my area when doing my usual search; most of the guys had pics in their profile and many had logged in within the last 24 hours; hundreds lived in Los Angeles. These are much more plentiful results than I usually get on a personals site, and the number of guys with included pics was much higher. Also I got a friend request and approval to view all photos from a member within minutes of joining, which was rather nice.
There were all sorts of guys in my search results, ranging from interesting to cute to hot! From college and club dudes to daddies, and lots of muscle hunks and regular guys. Some of the members had face pics or dressed pics in the listings, while others had sexy shirtless pics or pics of their cocks or asses. It made for a nice mix from nice smiles to raging hard-ons.
Let's compare the memberships. Free members can create a profile, do basic searches, send friend requests and view full member profiles. Then there's 2 kinds of paid memberships - Silver and Gold. Silver members can contact other members, reply to emails and take part in instant messaging. Gold members pay more, and are listed at the top of the search results, are featured on the search results, get access to other members' webcams. Both paid memberships can do detailed searches, which include things like sexual fantasies, height, weight, cut or uncut and so on. And both paid memberships have a 100 day guarantee that you'll hook up or you get 3 free months.
I didn't run into a lot of issues here, and while many features prompt free users to upgrade to a paid membership, there were no pushy attempts to strong-arm you into paying. On the other hand, paying members will want to read the pre-checked offer on the join page - it's an upgrade to the membership you're buying that does cost extra. Also while browsing the site I did get a pop-up to check out a live cam site that requires you to pay for full nudity or one-on-one chat.
I really like ManPlay, even though there were some issues. The site is clean and easy to use, but not too simple. I was very happy with the number of search results for guys in my area, and also happy with the number who included photos, had been active on the site recently and the detailed profiles. The profiles have all sorts of information, and I notice that more members here seem to fill out their profiles than on a lot of other personals sites, maybe because the site doesn't force you to fill it out as you're joining. While free members can't email other members, there's still a lot to see here. And of course, paying members get to do more detailed searches, email other members and all that. The bottom line is that ManPlay delivers lots of quality search results, and that's what I look for first in a dating / hook-up site.