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Pinterest has garnered a reputation (whether incidentally or intentionally) as a website geared mostly towards females who need ideas for weddings, home décor, and recreation. Maybe you like the idea of Pinterest but not its subject matter. Maybe Pinterest just isn’t for you. Is there hope for you?

Yes, there is. As it turns out, there are many sites out there that have taken the core concept of Pinterest and spun it in unique ways. Looking for a Pinterest for men? It’s out there. A Pinterest for food? It exists. A Pinterest for memes? You’re in luck. Keep reading to find the perfect Pinterest alternative for you.

Juxtapost

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Juxtapost is a Pinterest knockoff but in a good way. It was originally conceived as a better version of Pinterest, filling in many of the holes that existed in Pinterest at the time: invite-only membership, a lack of private boards, exporting content, etc. After Pinterest caught up, Juxtapost lost a lot of its distinguishing features, but its community is still going strong.

The feature I like best in Juxtapost is the “More Like This” button. If you’re browsing down the front page and see a delicious recipe, you can click on that button to instantly view more delicious recipes. Also, posts can be categorized and tagged in dozens of different ways, making it easy to discover new content that interests you.

Use Juxtapost if you want to use a Pinterest-like site with many of the same features but presented in a different way.

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We Heart It

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If I had to describe We Heart It in one sentence, I’d call it the baby of Pinterest and Tumblr, and I don’t necessarily mean that in a bad way. We Heart It is a place where users can be themselves and post up pretty much anything they want — cat pictures, melodramatic quotes, cute outfits, landscapes, food, and more.

There’s an undercurrent beneath all of the We Heart It posts which indicates that this site is mainly used by teens and college girls. There isn’t as much wedding planning and there’s more teenage angst. If you’re looking for a younger version of Pinterest, this is it.

Dribbble

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According to Dribbble’s homepage, “Dribbble is show and tell for designers“. For all of you creative folks out there, Dribbble is the perfect outlet for you to answer the question, “What are you working on right now?“. Whether you’re designing websites, movie posters, typography Stay True To Type: 7 Quick Guides That Tell You All About Typography Stay True To Type: 7 Quick Guides That Tell You All About Typography Learning about typography isn't only for designers. It’s for anyone who deals with the written word. Head to these seven places for quick no-effort primer classes on fonts and typefaces. Read More , pixel art, company logos, architecture, or whatever else, you can use Dribbble to share your work.

Not a designer yourself? That’s fine, too. Feel free to explore the posts on Dribbble (they call them “shots” as opposed to “pins” or “posts”) to get a glimpse into the minds of various creators. If you can appreciate art in all of its forms, there’s a lot of content here that will blow your mind.

FoodGawker

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Are you a foodie? If so, you’ll fall in love with FoodGawker in no time. This Pinterest-inspired website is not only an excellent place to discover new dishes, ingredients and recipes for cooking 4 Websites For Affordable Recipes That Won't Break the Bank 4 Websites For Affordable Recipes That Won't Break the Bank Want to save a few hundred dollars every month? Stop eating out and start cooking! By cooking for yourself, you eat healthier and save money, it could even become a fun and relaxing hobby. Read More , it’s also a great place to show off beautiful photographs of food.

A word of warning: do not browse this site when you’re hungry or you might find your desk covered in a pool of drool.

The only downside to FoodGawker is that it’s curated. You can submit your own photographs and links, but the editors review all submissions and have the final say on what gets published. On the one hand, this maintains a high standard of quality, but it does end up losing some of its Pinterest-esque appeal.

Liqurious

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Liqurious is the site for those of you who aren’t so much foodies as they are boozies. Whenever you come across an amazing new drink recipe, you can submit the link to Liqurious and it’ll be added to the list. It’s not as community-centric as Pinterest might be, but it’s as close as you’ll get to a “Pinterest for alcohol” at the moment.

Some of the submissions are really out there. You’ll find plenty of cocktails and drink combinations that you’ve never thought to try and, surprisingly enough, they all look quite good.

Manteresting

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Pinterest is for girls“, said every guy ever. Now, I know that there are plenty of guys who do use Pinterest (though most of them probably wouldn’t admit to it), but it’s hard to deny that the website is very much a platform for females. In steps Manteresting, a site that’s pretty much designed to be Pinterest for men If Pinterest Doesn't Interest, Try These Alternatives For Men If Pinterest Doesn't Interest, Try These Alternatives For Men Pinterest is a fascinating website that reveals the things people like, love, desire, and covet. For those that have so far remained immune to its lure, Pinterest operates on the basis of images found across... Read More .

The concept is simple. If you find something you like on the web, save it on Manteresting. From sports to video games, from cars to computers, if it’s interesting for men then it belongs on the site. But instead of “pinning” these items to a “board,” you’re “nailing” them onto “workbenches.” Pretty manly, right?

Be aware that a good portion of the site is NSFW. You won’t find any hardcore pornography but there’s enough alluring content that you won’t want to surf it at work.

Gentlemint

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Gentlemint was designed by its founders to be a “Pinterest for men” where users could post and share anything that was “manly.” Despite the classy intent behind the name, Gentlemint seems to have attracted a crowd focused more on memes and infographics. If that’s what you want out of a man-centered Pinterest alternative, this is the one for you.

There’s the occasional post dedicated to topics like whiskey, survival skills, and DIY projects, but if you’re looking for deep manly insight, you probably won’t find it here. Other downsides include a site design that’s a bit too simplistic (though this is a subjective point) and a community that’s smaller than ideal.

Dudepins

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Dudepins is a third Pinterest-inspired site aimed at a demographic of men. What sets Dudepins apart is its tendency to be a bit classier than the alternatives. It doesn’t have NSFW content (like Manteresting) and it doesn’t have silly Internet memes (like Gentlemint), making it the most mature of the three choices.

While Dudepins isn’t a barren wasteland, it hasn’t yet reached critical mass in terms of community size, which is a shame because I think it has the best potential for being the truest “Pinterest for men” site on the web.

Are you an ex-fan of Pinterest who has moved away to an alternative site? Why did you move away and which ones do you like the best? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

  1. Zig
    December 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

    My account just got suspended, but there was no explanation as to why it was suspended. They seem pretty good at that, from the comments I've read. And when I think about, it is pretty much a girly place with a bit of blokey stuff that keeps popping up over and over. So really, it's no great loss. I can find most of my stuff on Google images anyway. No big deal.
    I might try some of the blokey suggestions out of interest's sake.

  2. André
    September 6, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Most if them are fashion and style reladed...
    Look ing for one for high-tech technology lile mobiles, computers etc.

  3. André
    August 14, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    all a bit general... looking for something to share personal photo's

  4. beth
    April 2, 2016 at 10:36 am

    you can use the pinback it bookmarklet instead of pin4ever to back up your boards

  5. Kris Andy
    March 7, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    I love pinterest I hate I MUST log in every time. I will never use it. Not a big computer user just like to get ideas when I start a new project so who remembers a password?? Thanks for these alternatives!

    • beth
      April 2, 2016 at 10:26 am

      firefox has a addon pinterest-guest, so you do not have to log in to search pinterest. You can also get rid of the home feed by using addon called pinblock.

  6. Doug
    February 17, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    The problem I have with Pintrest is that I spent some time looking at a particular subject one day and the next time I logged on that topic was the only one that I could see on my screen. Pintrest takes trying to guess what you like toooooooo far. I have many interest and they change over time. It is very difficult to now find topics that are not on my list or that I have not visited before.

    • D.
      March 19, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      I couldn't concur more, Doug! I realize all sites using these tracking metrics, but I've been using Pinterest long enough to remember the good ol' days when you'd actually get "Everything" when you pulled up their Everything board & your home screen showed only the recent activity of those you were Following. I positively LOATHE the sponsored ads and the 'based on my previous activities' Pins that clog up my home screen now. If I wanted to see those Pins, I'd Follow those Pinners/Boards/Topics. For me it's getting bad enough that I'm considering abandoning the site all together...not an easy decision for me since I've got nearly 10,000 Pins!!

  7. Dana
    January 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    What I don't like (even HATE) about Pinterest is there are lots of things popping up irrelevant to my choices, images I do not want in my mind for whatever reason (dead woman in a bloody tub, demonic faces, soft and even occasional hard porn etc.) In order to block these types of images you are required to click on the image first which enlarges it on your screen and THEN you can block, not the image, but just the pinner. Then the f'in image reappears from another pinner. It is not truly blocked.

    Some of the images send you stright to the offending website. Great, just what I needed, which triggers every damn tracker to send me more of the same. So I try to use privacy settings, erase history, cookies etc. But the marketing world of bots is getting tougher and f'in Pinterest is NOT HELPING!!!!

    • Sam
      April 10, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you truly for this statement. My girlfriend was using pinterest and liked it alot, but she has the same problem you describe, she wants creative stuff, not gore, not porn, not couple hanging themselfs, pinterest is just not the place for this bullshit. They had the same discussion back in 2013, where pinterest was overrun with porn, but they just don't want to change.

  8. Worzel
    December 2, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I came here looking for an alternative to Pinterest for visual collections, especially for fine art based images (that are not mine).

    Had been using Pinterest for a couple of years, but am getting fed up with them spamming my homefeed with "Picked for you" and "Promoted" pins. Their suggestions are terrible and X-ing them does nothing to improved the content. Plus, it detracts from my ability to view the pins of other users whom I actually subscribe to. Good bye, Pinterest.

    In another comment, someone mentioned Dragdis. I'm going to try it out and hopefully they won't try to decide for me what I want to look at.

  9. Tiffany Tea Flowers
    September 15, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I've been really frustrated with pinterest, because I'll have difficulty pinning a super technical web development article that may not contain any images at all. I know Pinterest to be far more effective for me to actually refer back to than my browser bookmarks, but it's options for easily a pinning a site I'm on are less convenient than intended. Does anyone know of a bookmarking site that might use a screen cap of the site rather than images displayed on the page? Kind of like what many browsers are using for their start pages?

  10. andy andy
    July 24, 2015 at 6:33 am

    How about snaponme.com? A community photo blogging site where bloggers can share pictures about anything and earn revenue on google adsense as well.

  11. Hildegerd Haugen
    June 14, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    You should check out Keeeb and Dragdis. Very good curation content tools.

  12. David Kinlay
    March 26, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I like Pinterest but lament the ability to have public boards made private and vice versa

  13. G2U
    March 14, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    I used to love Pinterest -- had 11,000+ pins. While I realize "my" newsfeed wasn't really mine, I liked following boards of interest to me. However, Pinterest spammed "my" newsfeed with suggested boards and promoted pins, with no way to opt out. They explained that their spamming me was acceptable because they had received money to do so. And forget about easily entering search terms -- their autocomplete feature also cannot be disabled, and I got tired of clearing my history after every search in order to give autocomplete nothing to work from. And their scripts would hang, leaving me hanging. Pinterest just became exasperating rather than enjoyable. Now if I'm searching for anything, I just use a general search engine. Heck, I might start bookmarking sites again. To me, Pinterest was just bookmarking with a photo. If I learn of a site that is what Pinterest was before it was "improved," I'll be all in. Yes, I'm a woman. I had a lot of male followers though, on specific boards.

    • Hildegerd Haugen
      June 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      You should try Dragdis (www.dragdis.com).

    • Katherine Hepworth
      June 18, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      I'm in the same boat. Used to love Pinterest, now hate it. Trying to figure out a way to export my content into something else that is not (and will not become) a spammy ad zone.

  14. Zippy Tu Yu
    March 5, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I am a conservative on Pinterest, and they are removing Conservative's boards in a big purge right now. I have over 11,000 followers, with 280+ boards and 136K+ pins, were are looking for another format similar to Pinterest that we can pin freely our thoughts and ideas, crafts and other interests and it is not all women either. I have boards on weapons and How To Tuts with a lot of men following me. Do you have a suggestion of where we can go ? We are ready to jump ship.

  15. Michele
    February 25, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I am 'this close' to leaving Pinterest because I can't stand them shoving pins down my throat with "Picked For You" boards that you cannot un-follow and now (horror of horrors) they are placing big corporate advertising pins from the likes of IKEA and Target on my board!!!! My boards are very personal and they are MINE. If someone wants to follow them, great, but I only follow very specific things and having someone manipulate what I see really, really gets me going. If they must make suggestions or advertise, I wish they would create a separate area where if you want to look at it you can, but you are not forced to. And the way they go about it by assuming it's something you want to see ---- I think that pisses me off the most. That and the fact that there are more of these 'pins' on my board than my own pins or the boards I CHOOSE to follow. It kind of feels like having a stranger just waltz right into my home without asking. I am hoping some of these other sites are respectful of the prinicple behind the idea and the early days of Pinterest. Back when it was cool. Thanks for posting. I'll certainly check them out!

  16. Danny Ellsburg
    May 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Great Article. I was researching Pinterest alternatives for men and your article came up in Google. I have joined a few of these sites and they are helping me get some traffic and interest in my products. I have noticed that most of the Pinterest for Men sites are small, nothing like Pinterest. Too bad, they are pretty decent sites. Maybe Manteresting will start getting big since they were purchased by Ashton Kutcher (sp?) and A Grade Investments.

  17. Nahla D
    March 20, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I use Pinterest, Tumblr, and We Heart It. Gotta check FoodGawker and Liqurious. Mmm.. I think I'll be hungry! Thanks for the rec!

    • Joel L
      March 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Don't browse FoodGawker on an empty stomach. That's just torture. :)

  18. Andrew polkinghorne
    March 19, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Thanks for this article.
    I am male, and a member of Pinterest [O.K. I don't mind admitting it!!], but never found much to interest me.
    The fact that there are men's sites is great!
    Thanks again for finding them for me.

    • Joel L
      March 20, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      You're welcome! Hope you find a site that you like. :)

  19. thedude
    March 18, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks for including us in your list - Dudepins

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