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Are Cruising spots slowly dying?

Submitted by rajawadi_randi Location: All India (All India, India)

This is something I have been feeling for a long time now and have noticed a similar pattern in most reviews and spots nowadays.

Cruising spots are slowly becoming more and more scarce, and the act of cruising is becoming more and more risky. Every time I read about a cruising spot nowadays its soon followed by a description of how the place is not happening anymore because of scams and frauds or honeytraps laid by the police. Either that or the place that was once there doesn't exist anymore due to newer construction or developments.

Meanwhile other places which have serious potential of being cruising spots just aren't safe enough because of thugs, goons and *** addicts. Even trusting someone online nowadays has become a fatal risk due to news reports and stories of attacks on the LGBTQ+ community members wherein the victim gets lured and trapped by someone posing to be a member of the community.

I personally have visited cruising spots which were super active in the past only to be completely dead, demolished, and/or risky due to surveillance or thugs/goons nowadays.

I wanna know the community's views on this, do you guys feel the same? Or am I just way too paranoid regarding the entire cruising scene here?

Share your views. All views are welcome.

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Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 12:59 PM

Krishna Rao park in South Bangalore is one such place it used to be the best cruising spots once upon a time but not now

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Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 02:33 PM

Rajeshwari theatre. So sad that it is gone.

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Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 03:27 PM


You are correct... I know many Cruising spots and I visited as well but now a days they are really dying.

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Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 04:25 PM

I agree with u as of now traps by cops/seekers, bcze of this none places we safe and secure and unhygenic guys too....

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Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 04:33 PM

In pune i think situation has become worst in the past several weeks... Everywhere people are getting caught by goons or fake cops or something is happening many victims go through severe trauma.

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Posted On Jul 9, 2022 - 06:02 PM

You are right @Anuj89hot,

I had traumatic experience in Pune, fortunately I have been saved otherwise, not sure whether i would have robbed or mugged or murdered.

Not sure if the cops and those goons ( they were saying they are from police department ) are teamed up. They were showing some stupid ID card looks like some sevak group card from some sevak group, as if i am some dumb guy. And they were shaming me and threating me to get me jailed on cruising in public toilet. They tore my t shirt also attacked me on my leg with an iron rod. They were saying if you want close this matter here or you want to go to police station. I told them i would chose to go to police station because my gut feeling was saying they are not from police.

Fortunately, a cop was passing by on bike and i screamed help, he stopped and came to protect me. I told that cop whole story and asked him to take me to police station otherwise these people will kill me.

That cop talk to them in Marathi and they were looking nervous and showing that card and saying i was drinking and was taking drugs ( why did they scared and lied if they want me to arrest for cruising in public toilet) that cop asked me are you drunk? I said not at all and blown my breath on cops face to prove it.

I told to that cop to take me to police station right now as i want to file a complaint on this incident, he told me to sit pillion on his bike and we left on cop's bike. I narrated entire scene of public toilet and told him i just went to pee and those goons started thrashing me. He dropped me to bus stop and told they won't come back and if anything happens you dail in helpline number.

Not sure if this was a setup, i believe i was lucky enough and that cop was savior!

Lesson Learnt:

Not gonna cruise outside in Pune ever!!!

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Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 02:52 AM

Thank you all for sharing your views, I assumed I was the only one with such views.

I'm from Mumbai and although the cruising scene here isn't as dead as it is in some places, it's definitely down a considerable bit.

Biggest blow to the cruising scene here has to be the shutting down of Imperial Cinema, what was earlier a wonderland for tops and bottoms alike had to shut down due to no business revenue during COVID times and now no place even comes close to the freedom and opportunities we all had there. Apart from that many public loos which were equally active earlier are now constantly under surveillance, like the Kurla station platform number 4 (or 5) loo was super awesome, I've *** so many *** there and even had fun with shemales on

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Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 02:56 AM

*Even had fun with a shemale on one occasion, but now it has an attendant sitting outside, another such spot was the dark lane outside Matunga station, I had some fun earlier over there but when I visited recently, the lane had been redeveloped and was no longer active like it used to be, I went there daily for almost 3-4 days and stayed there for anywhere from 30 mins to 2 hours, but no luck whatsoever.

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Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 03:12 AM

With so many dating apps available now a days nobody wants to take risk of cruising. In earlier generations, cruising was the only option to hunt for guys. Most convinent place was loo.
I know, there's thrill of doing it outside but I am also a victim of bullying by a fake cop scene. Lost 2000 rupees in 2012.
Since then I never go to isolated place for cruising. When safer options are available like dating apps, I feel public toilet cruising is not necessary. Of course dating apps are not 100 percent safe but definitely much safer than cruising plus you get to choose the guy from a wide range of options.
Apart from dating apps, if I like any guy, I approach him humbly and confess my feelings. If they're interested they reciprocate otherwise they refuse. Nowadays guys are more understanding and everyone knows LGBTQIA scene better because of awareness.

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Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 06:49 AM

Transgenders have ruined gay scene everywhere.

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Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 08:40 AM

I feel most of the stories of encounters at gay cruising spots were just made up fantasy stories or exaggerated stories. So far I have never met any person at any of the crusing spots mentioned on the internet. But then again I am from Delhi NCR area. Maybe hot stuff really happened in rajeshwari theater. I have masturbated to almost all the stories shared on the thread of rajeshwari theater and I even had plans of visiting that place once in my life. But it's really sad that it is closed. Things are not given to you for free. If you want cruising then you just have to cruise and be bold and strong enough to fight back moral police, regular cops, criminals and other normal people. You just have to be shameless and *** in public in front of everyone. Let the whole world know how much you love ***. If people try to shame you or attack you physically then try touching them and offer them sexual favours as well. Let's meet at a public place and start having orgies.

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Ramesh goud
Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 11:26 AM

Yeah true that when I joined mojo around in 2018/19, mojo used be fun where many place plus trustworthy guys I have met.
But now they are scams in spots or fear of cops.

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Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 03:41 PM

I guess it's better to meet people publicly and build trust then go for direct fun at the cruising spots. Lust can wait for another day. In Hyderabad, I usually have fun now in hotels like sitara grand which is a bar and restro, where they keep table spots dark, where two can sit, have beer and starters and let the hands *** work under the table. NTR garden used to be good, but now it's being renovated. MG bus station has a lonely place below it's metro station where many empty buses are parked. It's a great place for two to have a quick fun.

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Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 03:46 PM

@Moobs4U, hi similiar experience I faced in Mumbai, I found out a guy named Vikas246 from ohmojo, who trolls people. He invited me for a meet for direct fun, turns out to be a RSS worker. He instead lectured me about how bad homosexuality is and even blackmailed me. Even took ₹500 for me and left.

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Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 03:53 PM

@sissybitch babes the stories are not fantasies....i personally have experienced fun in many cities in India like this. I didnt try ola, rapido, hotel staff until I read other people's experience. Success rate is not 100%, but it does work.

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Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 04:05 PM

My experience about crusing spot not possitive and not negative. In Mumbai I had lot of experience but rest of city it's not ok n not bad too.

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Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 04:19 PM


I guess the whole setup is to extort money by thrashing, humiliating, shaming, mugging and you never know if they even want to murder thinking you do not belong to this society and no right to live. Most of us give up in the situation because, we do fear and have emotional thoughts and want to get out of this situation.

I do keep thinking what could have happened if that cop did not save me? I believe he was definitely a savior for me.

I just want to suggest and say loud, avoid such cruising spots and I feel that way we avoid giving an opportunity for anyone to over power or humiliate us. :-(

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Posted On Jul 10, 2022 - 07:02 PM

Yes Hajipur and Varanasi railway station loo
Due to new construction

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Posted On Jul 11, 2022 - 04:37 AM

In my view, cruising spots are getting misused by robbers and local rowdies in Chennai . I had come across many stories in person and online as well . People are avoiding those places because of threatens from local guys started to beat the guys and take their belongings it’s usual things in Chennai . I had very bad experience , I was traveling from Tambaram to beach and got attracted by a guy at Thirisulam and had talk about each other and decided if we can some quick fun . We got down and Meenambakkam and went out of track inside bushes . We haven’t expected anyone that time but few local guys started to abuse and beaten both of us . They took wallet and cellphone from the guy and I lost 1000 rupees . I am not new to chennai but never explored with local spots .

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Posted On Jul 11, 2022 - 09:08 AM

Yes. In Pune cruising spots are not that active the way they used to be. Most of the guys dont dare to meet out.

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Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 05:41 AM

Haa bhai dhyan rakho
Bahut cheap type ke people h, khaas tour pe big city's me
Delhi me bhi bahut hai,
Mere sath hote hote bacha h isliye me random logo se nahi milti
Mere jo purane customer h vahi milte hai aur unke contect me jo hai unse hi milti hu ..
By the way delhi ke miya bhai bahut care able hai
Mujhe to hamesha support mila hai..
Sab jagah se 😜

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Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 09:22 AM

Some people are such ...that they call and don't come to meet they ditch I mean

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Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 12:31 PM

in my experience people from the north are all scammers

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Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 12:46 PM


Just because we have some bad experiences, we cannot generalize our opinions.

We must limit our statements or opinions person to person because i belive not every person will be same to tag the same.

I understand, sometimes we feel the same opinions but we should also think about good experience with good people too. Let's just be optimistic and remember our good experiences too while making an opinion. :-)

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Rohit sharma154
Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 04:47 PM

Though I am from the Grindr or other online gay dating apps era. I still haven't been able to successfully score from these apps as i don't feel the link in it. These crusing spots from ohmojo provides a different kind of a kink or a sence of excitement of what is yet to come, whom you will end up meeting at these places.

I love old cruising spots 😍

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Posted On Jul 12, 2022 - 11:16 PM

based on Moobs' exp seems Pune has gone from too good to too scary. I have cruised @ Public Toilets and the theater, even in Pune station loo.

I did have a harrassment exp in Bombay long time ago n ended up losing 500rs to a setup of conmen. one guy enticed me in churchgate loo n took me to a building across the road where his friends encircled me. then was too shy n fearful.... gave them the only 500 I had on me.

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Posted On Jul 13, 2022 - 07:41 AM

Hello guys, Sad but true! The cruising spots are dying out and I put most of the blame on the online dating apps. I have been crusing since the mid 90s and been a Mumbai guy have had *** in some of the most unimaginable places., especially on Satruday nights...The Walls , Loo near the muesuem, Fort (nr Siddhart college), bushes around the Jehangir Art Gallery, open spaces on Oval Maidan...oh u cant even imagine!! Back then, the city was much kinder and there were dark spots available for us to breath. Today's times are a whole lot different. While I agree and empathise with those having unpleasant experiences, I still prefer cruising the old way. Using my discretion, I have walked away at the slightly hint of people trying to scam you or hurt you or trying to be funny. Being a local chap, I also know the lingo and ways of getting around if in trouble. Since cruising is on the decline, the only opening that is available now is those Parties that are organised by *** (lord rest his soul) or any of those guys at Mini Goa at Nalasopara. These are places you can have fun at the same time protect your real identity also. But guys, it is upto us to really keep that flame going for the crusing spots. Use Discretion and walk away if you smell trouble...but do also enjoy if you get a chance and make the most ot it...Cheers!!

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Posted On Jul 14, 2022 - 07:46 AM

I think one of the reason why people still want to go to crusing spot is that the dateing app have become so toxic now a days with males looking for feminine looking gays, I think since they are unable to find girls they are looking for girly gays. I am usually met with the face pic, body pic questions which annoy me a lot you share your and ask for mine is fair but demanding a pic from me so you can judge me on my looks is wrong.

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Posted On Jul 14, 2022 - 08:11 AM

@Justanewface that is so true, I've seen so many people on Grindr pretending to be "Tops" only to find out that they're just super *** straight dudes who literally can't get any action even if they paid for it.

Worse are those annoying profiles where apparently the "Top" has a specific requirement of only having *** with Unsatisfied Wives, Aunties, and Bhabhis of the bottoms, meanwhile some others take it a bit further by requiring the bottom to be a part of the action as a cuck.

And they portray this as they're doing a favour to bottoms all over by providing their "Services" since bottoms are just not manly enough to satisfy the women in their lives according to them.

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Posted On Jul 14, 2022 - 08:16 AM

@rajawadi_randi you couldn't have said it better. Some even go to the extent of asking you on your face why and what makes you come here when you're married and all that. It is crazy.

I have never been in a cruising spot ever in my life. But going by the looks of it, its got to be better there than here.

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Posted On Jul 17, 2022 - 04:34 AM

First of all I like that u opened this new thread about the current situation of Cruising Spots.
Your view is absolutely correct and most of the comments on this are also very expressive for their experience.

Im from Pune and really currently its a very bad condition about the cruising Spots in pune as compared to old days.
Since last 20+ years I know most of the cruising spots situated in and around Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad area.

I feel very bad when I heard or seen that some Spot is closed or demolished which was I knew and enjoyed at that place so many times.

As per my opinion and as per comments also it's 100% correct that due to New dating apps, due to blackmail issues, goons, cops and all these issues Cruising spot are dying day by day.

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Posted On Jul 18, 2022 - 04:22 PM

True statement. Things got worst after technology improved. People are getting into online and become more commercial. Some culprits are misusing the the things it is reducing the value of cruising spots. Earlier there was a bar in Bangalore to meet the guys in Bangalore every day, and weekends were special. That scenes are looks almost bill.

The availability of Internet spoiling everything. Lets hope to have little improvement of cruising spots and some other way of gathering of genuine people

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Posted On Jul 19, 2022 - 04:47 AM

Definitely agree:( can't see much cruising spots anymore, most of them shut down or are too unsafe:( Grindr is *** so no option left:(

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Posted On Jul 24, 2022 - 01:58 PM

Grindr has killed cruising... but it may be transition phase. they will be back

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Posted On Jul 25, 2022 - 02:28 AM

Grindr has killed cruising only somewhat... Technology can never mimic the thrill, the excitement and the adventurous high of cruising by the side of the road, holding your crotch and hoping some big *** shows up to spread you open, sometimes with his friends.

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Posted On Jul 28, 2022 - 02:58 PM

One thing what I think is we should make new cruising spots. But how will people know about them? There should a media to reach quite a number of gay people. Maybe a big group in any social media or stuff. If we don't make new spots old ones are bound to be lost

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Posted On Jul 30, 2022 - 01:48 AM

I guess gone are the days of cruising or cruising spots. Those were the gold old days that gave us the highs n thrills of cruising n encountering the unknown etc. Days have changed and there are higher risks involved in encounters with the unknown. Naughtiness n innocence n sensuality in those cruising experiences have died down according to me.

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Posted On Aug 4, 2022 - 10:51 AM

Its but natural due to so many dating apps and social media. Why would people visit if it is risky, unhygienic, dirty place? 30-35yrs ago, Mumbai trains were best cruising place. I am not sure of now. But I never liked to peep in public toilets esp. if they are dirty. Cruising by just staring is also much better. And nowadays there are so many gay parties that it becomes very comfortable to cruise there. And also LGBTQ friendly hotels, bars, restaurants, etc. are there. But again, it can't be risk-free there.

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Posted On Aug 19, 2022 - 01:03 PM

Yes Grindr had its impact, but indiatimes chat, Yahoo Chat, Gay.com chat were also there, but cruising spots still thrived. The reason is on grindr though the buffet is set, picking an item is painstakingly difficult. Check out yourself, how often it has happened that you checked grindr and within 10-15 mins you settled with a guy and ready to meet. While social media provides the accessibility to check who is around, meeting someone and then have fun is still at much lower percentage.

Seasoned cruisers will now that hit ratio at cruising spots is always high. People today rather than meeting someone are happy to swipe their phone and chat within someone for hours before actually meeting someone. What actually happens is at a 2nd tier cruising spot you may see 5-7 guys in an hour, but on your phone you see 50 in 5 mins and suddenly people think that phone/app is giving them better options. But is it really the case? Barring metros and big cities, the 2nd tier and 3 tier cities and villages still depend on cruising spots. Why otherwise every bus stand and mall loo has turned into cruising spot.

Yes previously flourishing cruising spots may have gone either because due to over popularity, wrong elements occupied the spots or source itself was demolished or destroyed. Given you an example- Marine drive in Kochi 5 years are cruising heavan after 9PM and the game use to go till 2/3 in morning. You could pick anyone from 18 to 70 at that spot. But post pandemic, you see families strolling till 11pm/midnight, once upon time space was sprawlled with only men after 9pm. You could bj or have circle jerk there, but now couples and families at till midnight making it difficult to have fun. Now also it has become riskier for closet cases, discreet men to play there because of being identified by by families at the spot all alone by themselve.

Secondly, the rise in STDs, pandemic, growing awareness of homosexual awarness among general public and risk of exposure because assume that online/app based search is safe. Is it really though? I had a chat with a married bottom, who is online 24/7 saying the does not go to cruising spots because he is afraid of catching an infection because people who come their are dirty. So he thinks just because he is meeting people on apps, they are clean. Its like pot calling kettle black.

Men are *** and they will not lose an opportunity to score irrespective whether it is cruising spot or not. I had once scored with a guy in a mall who was with his family. So ...the world is your cruising spot.

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Posted On Sep 12, 2022 - 04:55 PM

I have been cruising since early 80s....it was heaven then....no fear of cops, no thugs, no gay bashers, no honey traps....life was honky dory....

But gradually all places started shutting down....it is sad, now most gay cruising spots have pulled curtains....except Chhaya cinema in Kolkata...let that remain out of every vultures radar....

In Delhi, crusing in CP , Buddha Garden, Minto Bridge, ISBT all has dwindled....

In Mumbai, loo in Churchgate, loo opposite Metro cinema, Masjid Bandar mutri, Imperial theatre, video parlors, most has shut down...

Gay heaven in Pallakad , Sree Devi Durga theatre has shut...

Iruthaya theatre in Coimbatore has shut

Theatre opposite Padmanabhaswamy temple in Trivandrum has shut...

Rajeswari theatre in Bangalore has shut...

Blue Diamond in Chennai has shut....

Gay friendly theatre in Howrah has shut...

Gay crusing loos in kolkata near Dalhousie, Esplanade, Wellington square, Sealdah, Howrah , Ballygunge Station, etc have all eaither shut down or has become pay and use toilets....

Gone are the days when we cruised in the Rabindra Sarovar Lakes till late after midnight......

Very soon same *** dating will be restricted to Apps ....

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Posted On Sep 12, 2022 - 05:28 PM

Sadly, sign of the times. All those places existed because of the support and participation of the m2m *** enthusiasts.

In the olden (some would say golden) days, the only way to ever meet someone was to land up in one of those places. There was no other way.

Now that you can surf hundreds of guys from ones bedroom and pick and choose them with plenty of pics of all "assets", no one wants to head to such places, especially the younger generation. SO those places are dying and then covid came and it was the end for a lot of the places.

I dont think it will ever completely die away but it will soon be restricted to the huge minority just like it is now in western countries. Cruising is the thrill of the chase way to hookup while the apps will just be the normal way to hookup.

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Posted On Sep 13, 2022 - 09:29 AM

Old Men And Uncles Are Real Big Problem In Every Cruising Spot.That Is Way Younger Boy And Men Don't Come On Cruising Spot Thay Continue Stare At Yonger Boys And Follow Them And Body Don't Like Them So Younger Body And Men Use Online App To Meet And Find Partner So The Cruising Spot Are Daying
We Have To Meet Proper Solution On This And Keep Older Men Away From Cruising Spot.

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Posted On Sep 13, 2022 - 09:45 AM

@puneLove this is age n body shaming .. its not just a problem with Old uncles n men .. I have see many drunk unsophisticated men so where they are old or young are not understanding “No means No” ..

So stop doing body or age shamming.. u have to learn basics of our community

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Posted On Sep 13, 2022 - 10:25 AM

@puneLove - Will u not become old or an uncle one day?
Thay day will u stop having fun?
Learn manners before comment

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Posted On Sep 13, 2022 - 02:29 PM

@puneLove every cruising spots has it own pros ad cons, which I assume you are well aware of. If you cant understand it because the blood flows only to your *** rather than your brain, then take a second guess before cruising on a Public place wagging your *** around.

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Posted On Sep 14, 2022 - 10:22 AM

Cursing spots are always special for me , no one will get the thrill with any apps or something..roming in spots for hookup someone is very nice experience.
No fake msgs or fake pics like apps, we can meet guys directly and can have fun there itself even no need of exchanging numbers.

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Posted On Sep 24, 2022 - 08:45 AM

@PuneLove..... Your comments are very demeaning and shameful..... Age has different meaning for different people, some youngsters like same age, whereas some likes oldies... Likewise some oldies like only young ones while some oldies like me, only wants mature company.... So its not the case of young ones being disturbed by oldies..... I too feel difficult to accept a youngster's proposal, that doesn't mean all youngsters are bad...please don't generalise....

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Posted On Sep 24, 2022 - 10:01 AM

@munnabhai Yes Man Old Peoples Are More Problem In Our Cruising Spot That's Way Younger Don't Come To CRUISING Place.Thay Continues Stare To Yonger Boys And Follow Them Yong Boys Don't Want Them
Thay Touch The Body Of Young Boys
So Best Way We All Thron Out All Old People And Uncale From All CRUISING Places Other Wise All CRUISING Spot Will Day

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Posted On Sep 24, 2022 - 10:12 AM

@punelove its shamefull u think like that. one day u will also be old. time never stops for any1 always remember. though its bad if some1 is touching without consent but that doesnt mean what all u write

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Posted On Sep 24, 2022 - 05:26 PM

Disgusting comment. Maybe u think u wl never get old...
Yes cruising places r best for direct meets n choice without hvng to waste lot if time browsing apps. Mind it.. such places are open to all.. no discrimination. Old guys hv their own fans.
I started cruising since age of 18.. today am 55.
But I get more guys interested in me now than when I was 18....

So... Be matured in your thoughts as well as speech.

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