The Story of Manjam & I

I am currently in a relationship.

A love/hate relationship.

You know how you like a guy, but when you’re together, he just pisses you off. But that only makes you want him more?

Yeah, that’s the kind of relationship I’m in.

I’m in a relationship with Manjam, the very popular gay dating site.

Akh…the things I come across in that site. The people I run into. The horror:


Manjam...akh akh...

– Guys who can’t spell: “No pic no replay”. Urgh. Lost my boner.

– 43 year old men asking for my email. Didn’t you notice my damn 20-26 age range?

– The usernames that make me wanna barf: born2bfucked, 3rdleg, supernayik, miyaw, readmyprofile, louti2004, chocolatmou, badiyek.

– The messages that I get: “Hay! I want to get fucked hard. I have place”. Read my profile before you message me! I’m not into one night thingies!

People that I feel sorry for. Like a guy who messaged me 7 times in 55 seconds. “Hi. Got mail?”. If I don’t reply the first time, I ain’t replyin at all.

– People who block me after I add them on MSN and say “Hi”. 5 seconds and boom: I get blocked. They prolly noticed I’m someone they know and don’t wanna be outed.

– The guys who I block after only 5 seconds. “Hey. How r u? Cam 2 Cam”? Fuck the fuck off, bitch!

– The profiles filled with Zac Efron and Jake Gyllenhaal pics. I prefer you upload a pic of your fuckin toe. At least that’s yours!

– The people with “looking for an appartment in Gemmayze” and “Gay porn DVD for $3” as their tagline. Oh who am I to judge? I have a profile on Manjam for my blog! Check it out: therealshit11. =P

– The men who put their sexuality as “Straight” but are “looking for someone special”. Not even gonna dignify this with a pissed off comment.

Manjam makes me wanna fuckin scream!! A3333333333333! Why am I such a masochist? Why do I keep going back to Manjam? Is there really someone who’s my type AND not a total psycho?



Ay Ay Ay. Fuck me now...


39 thoughts on “The Story of Manjam & I

  1. bahaafe November 9, 2010 / 9:01 pm

    Seriously Manjam your are looking there someone who’s your type AND not a total psycho…. I guess you will never find there any guy………….

    • BeirutBoy November 9, 2010 / 9:13 pm

      Sometimes I DO find some gd people…
      But when it comes to love…I donno…

  2. Karim N. November 9, 2010 / 10:20 pm

    Well, think about it that way: If there were no other people, serious like you, on this website, it wouldn’t be that famous!
    I guess those horny very bored guy won’t stay online for too long, they will realise nobody gives them attention, which is probably what they are looking for!

    And, on the bright side, maybe he does look like Jake Gyllenhaal.. Hmm hmmmmm!! *reconsidering*

    • BeirutBoy November 9, 2010 / 10:26 pm

      Not just Jake Gyllenhaal. There’s also Chris Evans. Wow. Who knew these celebs are looking for a gay relationship on Manjam…AND are Lebanese?!?! 😛

      • Nabz Kay November 15, 2010 / 10:22 am

        Haha! manjam ROCKS! 😉

      • BeirutBoy November 15, 2010 / 10:27 am

        Hmmm…I see you’re a great Manjam proponent. Care to elaborate? =)

  3. Lebanon Rebel November 9, 2010 / 10:46 pm

    Honestly, Beirut boy, you know I adore you and love you so much (obviously who doesn’t?) but all I can tell you is that that site disgusts me. I know it’s an addictive site, just like and are for many of us (or all of us) but truth is that most of the men on there wouldn’t ever admit to their sexuality, or are just there to humiliate and make fun of most of these people in real life. I know it’s addicting but most of us can do better, I had the urge to sign up and see what I’d come up with on there but I won’t, only cause I know I can find a whole lot better than a bunch of sex crazed people because after all if it’s a ‘dating’ site, ‘dating’ isn’t all about sex.

    • BeirutBoy November 9, 2010 / 11:03 pm

      You’re right. It’s very addictive. I need someone to take my hands off the keyboard right this instant!

      10x 4 ur feedback Lebanon Rebel! I get how you would have difficulty finding what ur lookin 4 over there.
      Enno there are 122 females only. Compare that to 9571 males! Not a lot of options!

      • Lebanon Rebel November 9, 2010 / 11:25 pm

        Well I probably cannot keep your hands off the keyboard cause if I do that we’d have no one to write on this blog! but, I suggest if you want to meet people, use myspace and facebook for it instead, at least there are a lot more decent people there talking to you there.

        Honestly, it wouldn’t matter to me eitherway because I have a girlfriend, but I was tempted to check out the website in general, so far though I’ve seen enough.

  4. Pazuzu November 10, 2010 / 10:01 am

    *sigh* the good old days of manjam discussion with my gay friends… I kinda miss it!

    Anyway, I heard some success stories, 3a2bel the day comes when dating sites are just one minor path to find partners

    • BeirutBoy November 10, 2010 / 12:01 pm

      Me and my friend always have those discussions…
      “Yiii…didn’t we see this guy in Acid last week?”.
      “Isn’t this our friend’s friend! I always knew he was gay!”

  5. GiB November 10, 2010 / 12:50 pm

    My little piece of advice from an ex-addict: Either lower your expectations from Manjam (like to around the pubic area), or just put an end to this relationship.
    It may work for one night stands, but I really lost hope when it comes to more than that. The last “quality” guy I met on there last year turned out to be my biggest heart break ever. I don’t mean that all the people on manjam are below my standards, but they’re mostly confused with what they’re really looking for, so I concluded that “relationships” that start on Manjam are doomed to failure.
    Think about it this way: did you ever go say to Acid and looked at the 20, 50, or even 100 guys around you, and couldn’t find a single one that you like… and thought gosh, is it me being difficult, is it my hormones or sth? Well Manjam is like one huge Acid, with the closeted and the fakes on top, so good luck finding someone you’ll click with in all this mess…

    • BeirutBoy November 10, 2010 / 1:01 pm

      Very nicely said GiB.
      I always break up and make up with Manjam…
      You’re right …I should definitely make my expectations very low.

  6. Ekios November 10, 2010 / 1:25 pm

    Ew .. don’t you think that you deserve far more than something like “Manjam” ??

    • sleeplessincairo November 10, 2010 / 1:47 pm

      Hmmm…What can I say…

      I don´t want us to go to the suggestion that ¨all manjamers are bad except for you my dear!¨because that is what happens, manjamers are real people.

      I´m in cairo, and there is no other way for me to met guys…besides, nobody can bind me to want this or that, I simply state that I´m up to meet guys and we take it from there….and to be honest, I don´t see any difference in outcome than if meeting a guy was in a bar or on manjam…he is still the same guy!

      I don´t hate it , because manjam is what you want to get from it…so thats fine…

      But I wish sometimes, on a long night of solidarity to meet someone downstairs, or in the street, or after a fight.. for something to happen and for me to find him , like this! alas!

      • BeirutBoy November 10, 2010 / 2:07 pm

        You’re right. Not all Manjam-ers are bad. I’m also conidered bad by some Manjam-ers too: when I don’t reply to someone’s message, when I block someone from the first 10 mins.

    • BeirutBoy November 10, 2010 / 2:04 pm

      Well it’s a dating site, just like all the dating sites out there… Nothing wrong with lookin around… 😛 But it gets frustrating a lot of times

  7. DrFaDi November 13, 2010 / 4:50 pm

    Hey everyone, I just don’t know how I didn’t discover your website before. I feel ashamed.
    This is my story with Manjam: I signed up for it 5 years ago (now I’m 27), when i was still closeted to my friends and didn’t know where to meet guys. I don’t know how many gays I chatted with (must be more than 500), but in all of this cultural decadence, I found my first love and we lived happily for more than 2 years.
    I hate this way of getting to know people cause whatever you do, chatting never transmits true emotions, and I think, the first impression is very important in any relationship (we do this unconsciously when we met new people in a bar for example)
    Here’s a recipe for Manjam: don’t chat too much! Try to meet at quickly as possible as chatting would create false expectations and there is no way of knowing if chemistry exists unless you meet.
    Good luck everyone!

    • BeirutBoy November 13, 2010 / 10:35 pm

      Hey Dr. Fadi.
      It’s good to know that some people could find love on Manjam like you did =)
      I think the advice you gave is great: not chatting too much and just going out on the date early. I once chatted for two weeks with a guy and we got along perfectly online! Then we went out and it was just…BLAH! There was no physical chemistry at all! So that went down the drain.
      Glad u discovered my blog. Hope u liked what you saw.

      • DrFaDi November 14, 2010 / 4:01 pm

        You blog is awesome!
        Reading it will definitely be part of my daily activities 🙂
        Keep up the good work

      • BeirutBoy November 14, 2010 / 6:50 pm

        10x a lot! Hope you always enjoy ur time and give your feedback. =)

  8. Danielle November 21, 2010 / 5:17 pm

    Manjam is dangerous! I heard some scary stories about it last night..people showing up to your house, pretending to be someone they’re not.. You think you’re getting Jake, when you’re really getting 60 year old FARID. eekkkk.. Aren’t there better, healthier ways to go about meeting people. 😛

  9. asquared91 January 30, 2011 / 7:19 am

    Well we really don’t have another choice in Lebanon do we? I mean where else are we going to meet someone in a society like ours? I created an account in manjam because I was so desperate and lonely and I really needed someone in my life. And I really don’t think it’s such a bad place.. there is a lot of disgusting stuff in it and disgusting people but if you choose wisely and ignore the annoying profiles, there’s always someone special and ‘educated’ at least.. I can’t hate manjam, it’s how I met my boyfriend. We’ve been together for a year and two months now and we couldn’t be happier!

  10. An other Guy March 13, 2011 / 12:42 pm

    You have to take a tour in the Egyptian location in the site to know that yours is pretty cool!

  11. mi7tar March 20, 2011 / 11:55 pm

    b2lk she

    momkn ?

    1- buy an Iphone ,ipod or ipad

    2- download grindr , jack’d or whatever

    3- u’ll find a new ppl with a real pics and u r not going to use the msn anymore 😉

    OR buy a BB and dowload grindir 4 the BB

    btw BB is not Beirut Boy 😛

    that’s my way to find a date 😛

    • BeirutBoy March 21, 2011 / 12:18 pm

      I dont like using the BB and the iPhone…hehe…so i guess it’s too bad for me 😛

    • Anonymous June 21, 2013 / 2:00 am

      there is grindr on android …

      • BeirutBoy June 23, 2013 / 9:37 pm

        Yeh i’m on that too now!

  12. Hisham July 8, 2012 / 5:32 pm

    I found my Love through Manjam. In Dubai 🙂 3 years now and planning to get married in Canada sooner or later… Even though we met just for sex in the begining, we fell in love eventually 🙂 So dont write off Manjam 😛

    • BeirutBoy August 6, 2012 / 10:17 pm

      Awwww well that’s just cute 🙂

  13. rainbowlitious July 29, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    – The usernames that make me wanna barf: born2bfucked, 3rdleg, supernayik, miyaw, readmyprofile, louti2004, chocolatmou, badiyek.
    Oh God I can’t stop laughing, hahahahahah.

  14. abdulla September 1, 2012 / 3:31 am

    I can not open this site

  15. Manizaman November 2, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    Hi all. Me botom. I want fresh mind nd cute man. I want love nd gud husband. Pls call me my lover 8801744389759. I’m waiting call….

  16. Anonymous June 21, 2013 / 2:03 am

    btw the last post was kind of funny 😛 burger king is bad for u 😛 i’d like to open his profile at least he might be fun to be around !

    • BeirutBoy June 23, 2013 / 9:37 pm

      haha. wish i saw if he was cute.

  17. adeputu October 11, 2013 / 10:54 am

    This article, mister, is the very same of what I’m thinking about now (I just recenly joined Manjam) =))

    Anyway,this post is long dated back to 2010, I do really wish you have found your other half.


  18. saad ail July 19, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    بحب شاب رياضي مرتب

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