About the Guide
How did it start?
The GrayGay Guide started in 1996 as a result of a visit to Barcelona
which I enjoyed so much I posted information about the trip to the Silverfox
Mailing List (see Mailing Lists page).
This generated email traffic from around
the globe regarding other GrayGay places to visit, including a list
from the late Ray Orpino. Much of the information I received was not
available in any guide book and so I decided to use my web space for
the GrayGay Guide site, which now includes information on 52 countries
and over 2000 venues. In 2000 this was redesigned and expanded into
GrayGay.com - a one-stop resource for mature gay men and their admirers.
It now includes the latest news headlines,
extensive links and resources in the Links
section, Reviews and advice
for online dating, gay retirement and care
facilites worldwide as well as an extensive travel
Many of the printed guide books or web guides give very little information
about the type of venue you are visiting. Thus I developed the GrayGay
Guide "Grayding Scheme" which is designed to give
you a qualitative measure of the nature of an establishment before
you visit. However please remember that places can change and vary
from day to day, so this information is intended as a guide only.
Gray: % of clients aged 50+
Admirer: % of clients aged 18-50 who like older men
Rent/Hustlers: % of clients who may require payment for sex
Music Level: 1-10 where 1 is low background music, 5 is loud background,
10 requires shouting to make yourself heard.
Cruise Factor: 1-10 where 1 is a place you go to meet friends,
5 is a place you might occasionally meet strangers, 10 is a place
where everyone wants anonymous sex.
Elegance Factor:1-10 where 1 is somewhere you dress down to go
to, 5 is a place where clean casual clothing is worn, 10 is somewhere
you wouldn't be overdressed in a Tuxedo
Smoke Level:1-10 where 0 is non-smoking, 1 is somewhere you can
breath easily, 5 is a place where there are smoking areas but you
can keep clear, 10 is somewhere you need a gas mask to get in
There are a few places around the world which offer something exceptional
for mature gay men and their admirers and the Grayde Awards recognises
those that stand out. If you know of somewhere that should be listed
please email me.
While the GrayGay Guide deals with adult themes and contains links
to sites that have adult material, there is no adult material on the
site and it is the current policy of the to keep it this way. Posting
to the bulletin board and chat rooms that contain such material will
be removed. Full information about our policies can be found here.
About the Editor
The editor of the Gray Gay Guide is a tall, young(ish), Englishmen
living in London who has always loved mature men and travels extensively
for business and pleasure. He became frustrated at not being able
to find the "right" place to go to from the published guides
- hence the development of the GrayGay Guide.
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