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21 - Glasgow, Central

Being outgoing, I like to spend time with others. Like a true people-person I study psychology and I want to get...


49 - Basildon, Essex

Sociable and fun loving intelligent and well educated gay guy seeking new friends, dates, and ideally a long...


19 - Bishop Auckland, County Durham

I’m outgoing yet sensitive, would love to share laughter and intimacy with that very special someone, that I am...


36 - Keighley, Yorkshire - West

Chatting is fine or via social media. I am a very friendly open person whom loves to chat. I like to socialise...


61 - Chester-le-Street, County Durham

Down to earth and respectful type of bloke looking for similar blokes to chat with and get to know. Not looking...


29 - Leicester, Leicestershire

Love to travel, enjoy having a laugh, bit of a runner and a gymmer, but not half as much I should be, let's be...

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