There are more sites than ever on the Internet for gay dating. But if you are new to internet dating, you might want to keep a few things in mind.

The Internet is a public space. That means pretty much whatever you put up there can be accessed by anyone, anywhere in the world. Sure some dating sites are 'closed' communities, but at the end of the day, you don't know who is joining and can see the information and pics you post.

Privacy is not something that concerns everyone but in any case, personal safety is something that is important to most people. The Internet has been around long enough now that most reputable sites offer advice as to how to respond to the security issues of online dating. We have posted some of the most common tips for online gay dating on the gay relationships and dating page here at Gay Counselling.

As for the sites available, you can choose from online gay social networks for friendship like outeverywhere.com and samesame.com.au to more sex oriented sites. There are online communities and dating sites for bears and daddies, gay Christians, gay Jewish people, gay outdoor-enthusiasts, older gay men and older lesbians and queer young people. And if there isn't a group that interests you, it is now easy enough to create your own with websites like ning.com.

We have listed some of the most popular gay sites on our dating and relationships page. Take a look!