Planet Romeo is a gay chat site offering a free chat service to millions of gay men worldwide. The site is incredibly well designed and populated with hunks in your local area, waiting to start chatting!
The Planet Romeo Brand
The Planet Romeo team consists of more than 70 people from over 15 countries. Originating in Germany back in the early 2000s, the brand has since gone on to become one of the leading gay chat platforms in the world. Just like the users here, the site owners are diversified when it comes to sexuality. They do a lot of work and promotion for the LGBT community and even have their own charity called PlanetRomeo Foundation. This is an independent registered charity that provides funding to small LGBTI projects in countries/regions that need it most. So as you can tell, this is a lot more and a lot bigger than just a chat room!
Although the service is free, you are required to enter personal information such as your email address and date of birth, plus the username of your choice. To speed up the process, there is the option to sign up via Facebook too. Once you are in, you’re asked to upload a profile photograph. By clicking the ‘X’ in the corner you may feel you can skip this step. Don’t! It’s a trap! Doing so just re-starts the whole process!
This means you must upload a photo before being able to sign up – thus ensuring everyone has a profile photo. You’re then taken through a fairly detailed questionnaire process where you are asked about your gender and details of what you are looking for. You can skip this section though, if you want to get straight into the action.
The desktop website is incredibly sophisticated with a crisp and clean design, offering a modern and seamless experience. We’re delighted to say that the same can also be said for the mobile app experience of this site. We had just as much fun on the move as we did on the couch (or in bed) with this service!
Your experience of Planet Romeo is sure to be a good one as there is just so much to do here! The site is packed with additional features and nifty little perks that are sure to keep you entertained for hours! Some of the site’s features include:
- Radar Feature: Find local gay hunks in your proximity right now! This tells you how far away people are with full profile information.
- Cruise and Flirt Feature: Discover who has checked you out and start a flirtatious conversation with ‘Footprints’. Anyone who visits your page will leave these behind!
- Rating Feature: This is your typical ‘hot or not’ rating system you find on a lot of dating/adult chat sites, only this one is full of drippingly-hot gorgeous men!
- GuyCandy Feature: This page provides a gallery of categorised photos of hunky men for you to rate and browse through at your leisure.
- Hunqz: A large network for gay companionship services – where you can hook-up with gay escorts quickly, easily and in a safe environment.
- Travel Feature: If you are going abroad sometime soon you can set your travel dates using this feature, and your profile will be shown in this destination on your arrival. Neat!
These are just the free features too! If you upgrade to a Romeo PLUS membership you can see all XXX content, save your filters, gain access to unlimited storage and remove all ads from your experience too. Prices are actually quite reasonable for a site of this quality.
The value for money doesn’t stop there either. Planet Romeo also has a page dedicated to events, including sporting and dating events that members can participate in or spectate. There’s also an on-site blog and the ability to translate the whole site into a different language – with 5 to choose from.
Safety and Security
Planet Romeo features a dedicated ‘Dating Tips’ page that provides various bits of general dating and gay relationship advice. It also offers warning messages around the subject of data privacy and protecting your personal/financial information online. If you have experienced some negative behaviour from another member there is also advice here on how to go about avoiding/blocking them.
This is a nice touch from the site owners and shows care towards users’ wellbeing. The page is also designed just as well as the rest of the site, making the information easy to digest.
An on-site FAQ section should provide answers to any common queries or problems. This section is fairly easy to find in the navigation bar. If you cannot find an answer to your query or issue, you can contact the site administrators using the on-site contact form.
The work that this brand does with the LGBTI community alone is enough to Planet Romeo top marks. But putting that aside, literally everything else about this site and service works like a dream. We are in love with Planet Romeo! What an experience! As mentioned above, there is so much to do here and so many other members to talk to.
In truth, we found it very hard to say anything negative about this service. You can probably tell by looking at the not-so-great list; we are definitely clutching at straws there! For all of these reasons – Planet Romeo gets a solid 9.2 from us! What a fantastic gay chat site!