I should note this was about years ago now I was there when the anti-gay 'propaganda' laws hit , and I was actually on websites not apps which was nice as it was more actual dating than hookups which aren't my thing.
Yes, you can. I know only about Saint Petersburg because I live here and nearby regions. You can find plenty of people using Grindr.
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But It is understandable that "open" accounts with a normal face pic or at least without fakes is a thing only in a big cities like Petersburg, Moscow, Yekaterenburg etc. In case of small towns, villages Just try not to show yourself much if you are gay. Hornet is much more popular in Russia than Grindr. They are more comfortable with using dating sites and forums than apps. Less open minded people in some ways because of culture and heavy influence of Russian reality. It's not that bad, but it can be hard to find people if you don't know Russian language or don't know proper places in such kind of places like Novosib.
I used a fake gps once to look at Moscow and st Petersburg and there were quite a few lads, with face pics too. I don't know if the intention of your post is stating that feminine men aren't able to beat the shit out of anyone..
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I didn't say it was wrong. It just seemed like an out of place comment to make, considering the context of the conversation. To write off an entire category of people? Yes, that's wrong. Replace fem with any skin color and see how well that goes over.
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I created an account and filled it out with placeholder personal details, as I was merely a non-participatory tourist in this world. You are free to search for other members who match the characteristics you're filtering for, whether it's distance, height, weight, and so on. They appear in search results and you can chat them up as you'd expect.
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A members section called the Darkroom functions as something of a makeshift Craigslist within the app itself, allowing users to post whatever they like as it relates to a number of categories, whether it's to make plans in the ''Hot Dates'' category, to discuss kinky stuff in the ''Fetishes'' category, or even find roommates and gym buddies. Some of these ads may be geolocated, again telling you exactly how far away the authors are in meters. A feature like this could be dangerous in the wrong hands in Russia. The country's attitude toward homosexuality is thoroughly outdated.
There have been cases of anti-gay Russian vigilante groups luring users out to be attacked or in some cases killed. The law may not be on your side if you are attacked. Elsewhere, gay scenes tend to be underground.
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You just need to know where to go. While not necessarily dedicated gay venues, some bars and restaurants have gay nights and events.
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