Gentlemint: It’s Like Pinterest, But for Dudes

If you’re married or have a girlfriend, chances are you’ve heard of Pinterest. It’s an online bulletin board where users can “pin up” or share stuff they find on the web with their friends. The overwhelming majority of users on Pinterest are women sharing crafts, clothes, and recipes with each other.

My friend Glen Stansberry thought the idea of Pinterest was pretty cool, but he wanted a community that was more man-friendly. So he his co-worker Brian cranked out some code and created Gentlemint–The Mint for Manly Things.

And it’s freaking awesome. It works just like Pinterest, but with stuff that guys like to look at and do. You’ll find links to all your favorite manly websites, including a few from AoM.

Head on over, ask for an invite, and start depositing to the Gentlemint today! See you over there.

{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

jonathanwthomas January 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

This is awesome. Someone needs to do something similar for a man themed Groupon. Most Groupon deals are not relevant for men.

Keith January 20, 2012 at 6:41 am

Looks good! Any plans for an app?

Michael January 20, 2012 at 8:24 am

There’s nothing on Pinterest that makes it inherently a woman’s site. Just use Pinterest and pin manly things. What’s the need to create a copycat site?

eisema January 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

This is COOL!! I need an invite… so I can transfer my Books Worth Reading (http://pinterest.com/eisema/books-worth-reading/) to Gentlemint!!!
Yeah! :-)

DG January 20, 2012 at 9:55 am

Michael, everything about Pinterest makes it a woman’s site. The content is so feminine it makes me shudder.

Garrett January 20, 2012 at 11:27 am

Just signed up for the invite list — anyone else already in with invites to share? Will be happy to pass some along if/when I’m able…

Glen Stansberry January 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Thanks for the kind words guys. The response to the site has been massive…

@Keith – we’ll probably have an app in the future, but for right now it’s only web-based. The site is in it’s infancy, and we’re just trying to keep up with demand and improve existing features right now. But you’re not the first to ask for it! :)

elclinto January 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Check out Svpply fellas! http://svpply.com

Michael January 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

DG, the content on Pinterest is whatever users link to. Try searching Pinterest for something manly, like whittling, and you won’t be disapointed.

Ethan January 21, 2012 at 10:21 am

It definitely is a remake of pinterest in the man’s version, which is awesome, but I think it has a huge resembelence to the AOM Trunk! It reminds me more of The Trunk 2.0.

David January 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Michael is right. If you want manly stuff on Pinterest, just search for manly stuff, or pin it yourself. A user can pin any image from the web.

Sumeet January 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Yeah, the stuff on pinterest is user generated. I’ve got nothing against this new site and if people prefer it, all the power to them. However, i don’t think pinterest should be labeled a ‘womanly site’. I wonder if this new site will have any copy right issues with pinterest?

Jon January 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I got invited, but i cannot sign in. Bummer.

Claude January 22, 2012 at 7:40 am

I must just be an old fart, but i dont get it. Just random pics of things with links that dont work and many of those “manly” items are pretty boyish in my opinion.

Dustin January 25, 2012 at 7:05 am

If there are manly things on pinterest I would like to know where. My wife uses the site, and when I watch her browsing, I see nothing of any signifigance to a male. I applaud this new site.

Zach M. January 27, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Thanks to Gentlemint, I found this site. Something tells me I would have never found this site on Pinterest…

Justin February 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Can someone invite me? I try to sign in a few weeks ago and nothing came of it (yet).

/lost Jeremiah Johnson

Jeff March 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Let me get this straight — Pinterest doesn’t have enough “man-friendly” content, so your solution is to create a virtually identical clone that’s more man-friendly? How does this even make sense? How are you going to ensure that the content stays “man-friendly”? Do you see where this is going?

If you want to make a competitor to Pinterest, fine, but don’t make it based on gender. That’s bound to backfire on you. You’d be better off trying to figure out what Pinterest doesn’t have or doesn’t do well and competing with Pinterest based on that. Besides, the simplest solution to Pinterest’s lack of man-friendly content is to add man-friendly content. It’s a much less polarizing way to accomplish your goal.

Alvin March 10, 2012 at 11:28 am

@Jeff I echo your argument.

I enjoy using pinterest and look forward to following others with similar interest. Here’s a quick look at my pinboard of man-friendly items: http://pinterest.com/mitchman747/pins/

@AoM please advise all once you have created your very on pinboard. We will follow…

Dude March 10, 2012 at 1:45 pm

FYI: http://pinterest.com/source/artofmanliness.com/

AoM doesn’t have a page at this time but everyone is pinning AoM’s articles.

Jonathan Adkins April 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I need an invite!

Guy Manningham October 19, 2012 at 8:42 am

We use Gentlemint all the time. It’s much better than your computer being bombarded with puppies and rainbows like on Pinterest.

tee October 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm

So no one has outgrown the boy’s club mentally…

Plenty of women are interested in “manly” things, and vice versa. Please tell me the AOM crowd isn’t repressed and insecure about gender roles like that…

P.S I follow the DIY crowd on Pinterest, it’s pretty gender neutral. Thanks for infantilizing a whole community though. ^^^^

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