PinkMates.co.uk the latest site from the team behind PinkNews.co.uk has announced that it is to launch with a beta test period from the 10th March 2006.

Up to 10,000 free accounts will be allocated during this pre-launch stage to iron out bugs in the system.

The website aims to be the antidote to gay dating, instead concentrating on friendships, business and other aspects of social networking.

Benjamin Cohen of PinkMates.co.uk said: “There’s more to gay life that just dating and sex, this site (which allows straight visitors) will enable gay men and women to interact and share contacts from their social and business life.”

Users can sign up at

PinkMates.co.uk- the gay social network site