Adam4Adam has also been used to "out" people who have otherwise kept their sexual orientation somewhat secret.
The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network warned United States military personnel in 2004 that online profiles on Adam4Adam and similar sites were a violation of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and that in some cases online profiles were being used as evidence in outing service members to military command.
The Free Speech Coalition recently endorsed the RTA website label. Software filters work much better than a 1998 federal law designed to keep pornography away from children on the Internet, a federal judge ruled Thursday in striking down the measure on free-speech grounds. The never-enforced law was Congress' second attempt to protect children from online porn. The law would have criminalized Web sites that allow children to access material deemed "harmful to minors" by "contemporary community standards." The sites would have been expected to require a credit card number or other proof of age.
anyone with a sexually explicit picture on a site like Adam4could be considered a secondary producer if the new regulations go into effect, and would be subject to the same type of requirements that the adult Web sites would be under.
For example, the Washington Blade featured an article about the evolution of online dating in which it was reported that: an increasing number of gay and lesbian youth have taken their first steps into the “gay community” by passing through an online chat room door.
Gay male social networking sites like Manhunt, Adam4Adam and the recently launched DList, for "edgy gay men," provide just as easy an opportunity for men to find a coffee date as easy as a gangbang.
The counselors also discourage the party and play phenomenon. Posts are organized into several categories, ranging from sex to lifestyle to news.
In October 2006, New York City-area media including the New York Times and WCBS-TV reported that Adam4Adam was the focus of a conspiracy to find gay men online to rob.
As of March 2007, Hitwise ranked it number one (the number two and three position being occupied by Manhunt and Gay.com).
A number of men in New York City used the site to lure a Brooklyn man to a remote area where he was robbed and murdered.
The men were found when one user was identified via his screenname.
This is also true of Adam4Adam membership in the United Kingdom.
Unlike Manhunt and some other sites, Adam4Adam does not prohibit escort ads, however such ads are placed in a category separated from the mainstream personal ads.