CYBERSPACE — Gay-cruising app Guyhop has announced that its membership has grown to more than 100,000 users weeks after the closure of two major personal ad platforms.
“The GPS-enabled web-based app has seen a spike in users looking for a secure online experience, guaranteed anonymity and a superior gay cruising capability beyond the passe classified personal ads of yesteryear,” a rep said.
Guyhop’s Rob West said, "The shutting down of Backpage and Craiglist personals is the end of an era as well as a step in the right direction in cleaning up the industry. Shady classifieds are a relic of the early internet. New hookup services like Guyhop that cater to the adults-only crowd are the future.
"I hated the fact that members of the LGBT community — especially gay men — were so limited in choices that they had to resort to seedy sites like Backpage and Craigslist to find a casual encounter,” West continued. “That's one of the reasons I chose to build Guyhop.
"We've seen a large influx of new sign-ups and lots of great feedback from Backpage users. This is a very big deal to us."
The rep continued, “While classifieds once offered a great way to protect a user's anonymity, Guyhop goes to great lengths to do the same, even offering customers the ability to post photos while still masking their identity.”
To sign up for free membership visit Guyhop.com. Premium membership is available with additional features.