If you are looking for older, mature gay partners, SilverDaddies might prove a good option.
The world has lately been more open-minded and liberal about the LGBTQ+ community. With the normalization of these sexualities, more and more people have been coming out and being public about their sexual preferences. With these new preferences, there has been an increasing need for dating services for the LGBTQ+ community.
Online dating has been an essential concept in the world of dating. While many websites are dedicated specifically to a particular race, ethnicity, or religion, many websites have been dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community, particularly gay men. SilverDaddies is one such website, catering to the needs of gay men since 2002.
The website is meant for gay, bi, and sexually curious guys on the internet. A majority of the population on the website are men. While most of the members belong to the United States of America, there are members from other countries. Most of the members using the website are interested in casual sex and short-term relationships.
When you open the website, you will notice its design, which seems to be a little outdated. It looks like it hasn’t been updated for a long time. However, the company maintains that its priority is customer-friendliness. It is quite right as the website is straightforward to use despite its old design. The font, arrangement of the content, tabs, buttons, and the web site’s overall look simplistic, outdated, and lackluster. The silver lining is this makes using the website straightforward and quick.
The background color of the website remains olive green. On the top is written the name of the website. On the left side, various options are displayed under the title of sight navigation. It includes the following options-
All these buttons are available to navigate through the website. Galleries of daddies bear the photos of the older men uploaded on their profiles by themselves. Galleries of admirers bear the pictures of the younger-looking men looking for older ‘daddies.’ When you click on the button to sign up, you are reminded to read and understand the terms first. Then you are given some tips to get suitable old matches. These tips include the following points-
You are suggested to write a profile text for your profile. According to SilverDaddies, you will not get the ‘man of your dreams’ if you don’t write a good bio. The profile text must not only be limited to your age and country. Try to be elaborative and honest about yourself while writing a profile text. A good profile text will naturally attract a lot of daddy profiles.
The platform suggests you add relevant and useful pictures to your profile. According to their general experience, profiles with good pictures attract attention. SilverDaddies’ website doesn’t forget to mention that the members’ behavior is generally observed and is a fact but not necessarily justified. Facts need to be acknowledged and accepted, and thus, uploading good quality pictures on your profile is a must.
The website urges you explicitly to provide a working and in-use email address for registration on the platform. You are notified that if you don’t give a valid email ID, you won’t be allowed to access your messages. It means that you won’t be able to read and send any messages unless you provide a valid email ID. Also, the platform assures you that your email address will not be shared in any case. It also urges you to check whether mails from the website are segregated into the inbox’s spam or promotions section and remove it timely.
Lastly, the website asks you to confirm whether you are an actual human by using the software.
When you click on the login button, you are prompted to enter your username and password. A link is provided for those who have forgotten their username and password. Also, information about cookies and troubles of logging in if those are not enabled is provided below. Overall, the website has an outdated design but is easy and quick to use.
Regarding signing up, as mentioned above, you will have to click the button on the homepage. After reading the initial terms and conditions and the tips provided by SilverDaddies, you will be directed to a page where you will have to fill in some necessary information. The form prescribed by the website to fill while registering and creating a new account is quite lengthy and detailed. However, it is not mandatory to fill all of it. Username, Email ID, and a password are the only mandatory fields in the form. Make sure you create an exciting username to attract more members towards yourself. Also, keep the password healthy and complicated to avoid your account from being compromised. Apart from these mandatory fields, the following fields are mentioned in the form-
As suggested by the website, uploading good profile pictures is a crucial step to get suitable matches. The website prescribes no guidelines as such. Hence, any kind of pictures can be uploaded, including the explicit ones.
Looking at the increasing use of mobile phones in the current scenario of online dating, the website has designed and developed a relevant mobile app—however, the app fares as only an average in terms of design, usability, and features. Also, one of the main setbacks of the app is it is available only on iOS devices. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store. The app has a 2.8-star rating on the Apple App Store. The design of the app might feel inconvenient to some. Also, not all filters that are available on the website are available on the mobile app. All the features on the website are available on the mobile app. However, looking at the design and usability, it is recommended that the app is primarily used for messaging and communication purposes. The desktop version still serves the best to find new men.
While writing a SilverDaddies review, it is equally important to mention other platforms that work similarly to this one. Below listed are some of them-
Scruff is an app specifically designed for gay, bi, trans, and queer guys only. It is a safe and reliable community for the GBTQ+ people. It was started in 2010 by Johnny Sanders and Eric Silverberg. After being banned from the PlayStore for undisclosed reasons multiple times, the platform has strictly banned nudity and semi-nude photos. It makes Scruff a less raunchy, erotic, and a bit mild platform for the community. The platform provides excellent features like Scruff match, Scruff events, and Scruff venture. The platform is available in free as well as in paid form. The users on the platform are active and 100 percent genuine.
Grindr has been the first and the online world’s best online platform meant for gay men solely based on location. Gay, bi, trans, and queer singles can use Grindr to find a perfect partner for themselves according to their choice in a completely safe environment. The website gets its highest user-base from the United States of America. America has around 3,000,000 registered users on the platform. Around 5000,000 are active weekly. Due to this, Grindr is considered as one of the most prominent and most used trans dating platforms. It provides some of the most efficient and unique features specifically designed for a gay dating platform. Gaymojis, tap, favorite explore, and Discreet App Icon top this list.
Growlr is a similar platform specifically designed for the gay community. Designed and launched in 2010 by Initech LLC, the app projects a metaphorically used bear in place of a gay man. Registration on the platform is efficient and straightforward. Email and profile picture verification is unnecessary, increasing the possibility of fake profiles on the platform. The platform is available only in the form of a mobile app, which is compatible with Android and iOS. It can be downloaded from the Google PlayStore as well as Apple Appstore. The platform provides a variety of excellent and efficient features. Of those, the ‘bears’ feature is the most popular. Check-ins, Events, Bars, Meets, and Notes also top the app’s most-liked and popular features.
Several Silverdaddies reviews have listed the features provided by the website. However, a detailed summary of the features offered by the website is given below-
You can search for profiles in the search feature. Even if you are a free user, you can use this feature. You can search for any member registered on the platform by using this feature.
Various filters are available in the website’s search option so you can get an appropriate match for you. Some of the available filters are mentioned below-
These search features are available for premium users. These features offer more specialized criteria for the search.
These searches are available and help in finding out matches from your region or locality.
The group-chat feature allows you to interact with a large number of members at the same time. It allows a better understanding of people present on the chat and helps to choose a better match. The members who are currently online and are logged into the group-chat session are added into this group chat.
A webcam chat option is also offered on the SilverDaddy website. The feature can also act as an excellent option for a first date. Instead of meeting in person, you can have a virtual date with the person you have matched and further explore a relationship. Also, the video chat feature helps to rule out the possibilities of any fraud or fake accounts.
It is a gallery featured on the website where all the older and experienced guys upload their pictures. You can upload your photos to this gallery. When someone likes your photo, they will try to contact and communicate with you. It can happen in the reverse order too. If you are looking for an older ‘daddy,’ you can check this gallery out and slide into the chat of those profiles that you like and think will make an excellent match for you.
This gallery featured on the website bears the pictures of hot and younger members present on the website. You can check these photos out and communicate with the ones that you are attracted to. You can also upload the best of your photos in this gallery to get checked out by older ‘daddies.’
SilverDaddies uses the subscription policy that is used by a majority of the online dating platforms. This policy is popularly known as the freemium model. You can use the platform as a free and paid service—the services offered in both the subscription vary.
Below listed are the amounts that you will be charged to use the premium model-
The following services are offered with the free version of the membership-
The following services are offered with the premium version of the membership-
You can pay by using your credit card as well as other online payment options. All of these settings are made available in your profile. The subscription will renew after every month or after the number of months that you have subscribed for. You can terminate a recurring subscription online by using your profile options.
The website has taken all the safety norms and measures that are commercially implemented. Also, due to the limited user-base of the website, the quality of the members is maintained.
Your email ID and personal details are never disclosed to any third party by SilverDaddies. Also, all of your data, including personal information and pictures, are safely stored. All the necessary precautions are taken for its encryption. All the payments made for the website are made through secure payment gateways.
Also, there is no specific provision to filter out people messaging you; you can always block the ones who make unnecessary, unwanted, and uncomfortable contact.
Some members may make you incredibly uncomfortable by sending unnecessary messages or explicit images without your consent. It is also possible that you suspect some profile to be malicious, scam, or not genuine. At such times, you can block and report the account. You have to visit the profile of the person you want to block and report. There, you will find all the necessary options to bring about the action.
There are some standard safety guidelines about the things that should be posted online. Similarly, the platforms set some standards about the things that should be posted on the website. Some of them are listed below:
The website has a very limited user-base. It helps the website prevent scammers’ entry as the website is not a very attractive platform for scammers. However, due to the lack of some provisions like email ID verification, profile verification, and guidelines to post pictures, there have been instances of scammers infesting the website. However, they have been eradicated timely and have not committed any significant frauds.
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The website has been created by Dennis, who lives with his 74-year old boyfriend in Spain. He perfectly understands the wants and needs of single gay men. The website offers all the freedom and flexibility while creating a profile and browsing. At the same time, it also follows all the standard safety and security measures. To conclude, SilverDaddies can be your ideal option if you find a perfect gay partner for yourself.