On my last trip down to sunny LA I was at a terribly hungover lunch with our Cali-friend Hugo who was meeting me for the first time. As it does with nearly every meal I attend, the talk turned to sex and fetishes :) Rolling their eyes, Donovan and Patrick informed the newcomer of a predilection I have earned a bit of a reputation for over the past few years: an interest for men of a certain age and build.
Basically, I’ve got a bit of a thing for the daddies. Now, don’t get me wrong, a muscled, late 20-something is great and good, but I can’t say no to a big ol’ sturdy hunk of bearded man: the quintessential daddy. So, upon hearing this, Hugo informed me about a site made for boys like me: DaddyHunt.com. Clearly, the moment we got back to the hotel, I asked to borrow Donovan’s computer to “check my facebook”… and 4 minutes later my daddy huntin’ profile was up and running.
DaddyHunt is an online dating/hookup/chatting site for gay males who either are or want a “daddy”. To set it straight, there’s obviously not one type of daddy. Typically they’re older than the average circuit boy- about 30+ at the very least, and they almost always have at least a bit of meat on their bones. Lots of daddies go full out on the stature aspect and have the thick legs, arms and pecs to offer their “boys” a protective lover, and many go full out with the body and facial hair growth and pull of the daddy-bear look simultaneously. This site doesn’t discriminate. Offering you the role of either a “hunter” or a “daddy” (or both!), you tell the men online what they get when they find you. While there’s the occasional daddy-lookin’ type who’s searching for another big bear like himself, for the most part you find younger and leaner “hunters” who are searching for their older, bigger “daddy” counterparts and vice versa.
The site’s tagline is “Real Men – No Attitude”, and it does its best to offer that! While you can never fully control who uses your site, the men at DaddyHunt have tried to make an environment that accepts all shapes and sizes of gay men. Where fun sites like Dudesnude and Manhunt seem abundantly populated by built, gym-toned 20/30 year old studs, DaddyHunt accepts the 50-year old, and the beer-bellied, and the balding. Don’t get me wrong, this is far from a motley crue collection of under-the-bridge dwellers, there’s a ton of hunks on this site, but they don’t seem to overshadow and discourage the less-than-GQ’s from joining up.
As superficial as I’m often criticized for being, I kind of really like that! It’s a progressive concept that will likely be what the rest of the date sites turn into after a while. As more and more men feel comfortable with their sexuality and consequently themselves these days, so to does the look of the average gay. STILL, the option for what you are looking for is at your finger tips. Like the rest of the good chat sites out there, you can search through the litany of horny men based on the body type you want, the age, the local; you can find the exact type of guy you want. The only difference here, is at least one of you is gonna be a daddy… WOOF!
Back to my personal experience with the site, I do love the use of a “grope” instead of the typical “poke” or “smile” or “wink”… it’s just plain dirtier and I love that ;) Second, I will definitely say that the major metropolises of this site absolutely hold the biggest choice of men. While in LA, I was overwhelmed by the amount of quality daddies I was able to find when I clicked simply on the “daddy”, “online currently” and “must have a picture” options. Those big cities are full of big, sexy boys (strike that): MEN. Getting a nice size profile picture and description of the men (as they choose to offer of themselves to the viewing public), this site is particularly great in its accessibility to free users. Where other sites put strong limits on how many messages you can send, receive or how many profiles you can view, DaddyHunt doesn’t do that. They allowed me to flip through an endless amount of found men before I finally picked the cigar-wieldin’, cowboy hat sportin’ daddy for me- and I truly thank them for that haha.
Here in Vancouver, the site is still catching on more and more- mostly because the daddies out here are widely taken due to that damn “gay marriage” thing we have that seems to take more and more sexy men away from my clutches all the time haha, but I think that with their newly revamped site, DaddyHunt will continue to build more and more momentum. Still, see me in any new city and I’m gonna check my profile for “who’s been gropin’ me” and who I might want to grope. The paid account offers absolute control over who’s been watching you and saving favourites and accessing the more detailed search functions to weed ‘em down to the exact look and likes you’re searchin’ for.
You can search for a instant hook up, a daddy across the country- or a hunter/boy if you so choose- or just someone to chat with who might want to discuss the best way to those sexy greys in the drapes and out of the carpet ;) A site that’s offered me some fun for sure, if this at all is your type of guy, take the 5 mins. it usually does to set up those ol’ profiles and get a huntin’!