A new gay dating website has launched
promising to solve the Internet's most vexing dating dilemma: Is that
picture really who it says it is?
The folks behind GetSteady.com say they
are the first and only gay dating site that requires all its members
confirm their authenticity via photo verification.
A prepared statement announcing the
website's launch, however, offered few details about the requirement.
The website serves the dating needs of
gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender people living in
the United States.
“GetSteady was designed to help
serious-minded men and women who are frustrated with the casual and
superficial nature of gay online dating,” GetSteady.com founder
Michael Zuyus said.
Zuyus, who says the website fills a
serious void in the industry, is operating in an increasingly crowded
field. While leading industry Gay.com continues to dominate,
startups such as True.com and MyGayPartner.com also promise more than
a hook up for gay men and women.
In addition to the photo verification
feature, GetSteady members also receive dating advice from Brian
Rzepczynski, the Gay Love Coach, who blogs at TheGayLoveCoach.com,
and Barb Elgin, also known as Coach Sappho from CoachSappho.com.
Rzepczynski called the opportunity
“In this role, I'll help members
understand their personal value systems, requirements for a partner
and a relationship,” he said in a prepared statement. “I'll also
provide advice on building a well-crafted personal ad that attracts
the right-type of personality and partner.”
Zuyus says the website caters to “those
seeking honesty and commitment while offering a fun upbeat experience
at the same time.”
GetSteady launches today with a free
three month offer at www.getsteady.com