Quick introduction on Yec.com – it’s a new social plus dating plus travel network for gay men. Your first thought might be yeah, like we haven’t had enough with Grindr and Romeo and whatnot – but Yec.com brings a new perspective when it comes to online friends, connections and travel.
One of the best advantages of YEC is that it’s made by gay men for gay men; it connects people who want to travel with people who want to host them, and you have a fair bit of dating and connecting in between. You can register for free (there’s also a paid membership which unlocks all options) and immediately decide what you want – to travel or to invite someone.
Choose your path wisely, young padawan.
The search features include searching online members, by city or by verification – but since Yec.com can also be used for dating, there are a few useful search options in Advanced search.
New feature – chat from dusk till dawn
New feature is that all guys who are members can now write to VIP members – and chat with them too! That considerably speeds up the process of finding potential travel partners and new friends across the globe. You can block users, delete chat history, add to favorites – all the usual options are there, up and running. There’s no pressure to spend all your time chatting or sending messages, but it’s always nice to politely respond to people – especially since everyone can see your response rate.
Messages and chat options now available to everyone!
The usual block and delete features.
New feature – stronger verification procedure
The emphasis was and still is on security and verification – you need a good old picture of yourself holding a code to verify that’s really you. Don’t worry, the code changes constantly and is different for everyone, so chances of finding a fake but verified profile are infinitesimally small. And – you can verify your account only if you and your pen pal are real users!
New feature – post your trip for everyone to see
Another new feature is that you can now post your trips – there’s a handy world map on Yec.com where you can check where people want to go and who wants to invite whom. If you’re a registered member, you can post your trip and boast about how great it was for you!
World map showing trips and destinations.
Though it might be a bit confusing at first, Yec.com is useful, fun to use and offers a lot of possibilities for travel and making new friends. We are sure that Yec.com will add more features and options as it evolves and develops – but these new features are definitely a step in the right direction!