Then again, so are some American car companies, and we're skeptical about that too.Why It Will Catch On: The gays are early adopters and love playing with gadgets. Celeb You Might Accidentally Cruise: Neil Patrick Harris Adam4Adam: This is a burgeoning free service that survives on advertising (mostly of the porn variety) rather than subscriptions.Also, it's easier to travel down the block to meet a guy than across town. Who You'll Find Online: Those too cheap or poor to pay for a cruising website.The gays have been using the internet to get laid since AOL launched chat rooms to Friendster, but with Craigslist and Manhunt ruining their formulas, what is a homo with a hard-on to do now? For the gays, the usefulness of any technology has always been measured on how it will help them get laid.Craigslist has slowed down cruising by forcing people to enter those stupid loopy words every time you want to respond to an m4m ad. It's getting harder to find homo hookups online.Manhunt: The most popular virtual bathhouse, this is still the place to go for one-stop shopping for sloppy seconds. Imagine similar (but even cattier) sentiments when they change their format later this month.
Oh, and the orange and brown color-scheme looks like a 1970s kitchen gone awry.
Celeb You Might Accidentally Cruise: Bobby Trendy Atomic Men: This West Coast-based site is pushing a big relaunch.
Why It Will Catch On: The economy has melted and no one has a job.
Why It Sucks: You get what you pay for, and in this case, you'll be paying a copay for that rash you have in the morning.
Who You'll Find Online: Just about every gay with an internet connection Why It Will Catch On: The new design makes reading mail and seeing your friends easier. Who You'll Find Online: Trolls, meth addicts, and "Str8 guys." Why It Will Catch On: It offers every insane fetish you could possibly imagine and a ton of anonymity. Celeb You Might Accidentally Cruise: Larry Craig Grindr: This i Phone app locates other users close to you so that you two can meet on a street corner before getting it on.
Why It Sucks: Now, to respond to every ad, you have to answer one of those annoying questions that prevent spammers. Who You'll Find Online: Urban gays with i Phones. If it can't get the boys laid, they'll go back to Manhunt and Grindr will be as effective as a vibrator with dead batteries.