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    Looking for love? You may have to move cities

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    The most-active users are in cities like Bengaluru, New Delhi and Mumbai.

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    A leading dating site crunched some numbers to find the cities in India with one thing in common: The most active community on dating sites.
    Given that our busy lives revolve only around tight schedules, deadlines and seeing the same people at work, it’s no surprise that we don’t have much time to meet people in the real world. But thanks to the popularity of dating apps, singles are making new friends online.

    But ever wondered why certain places are luckier for love than the others? Where you are in the offline world may still determine if you find love online. A leading dating site crunched some numbers to find the cities in India with one thing in common: The most active community on dating sites.

    Most active users are in:
    1. Delhi NCR
    2. Bengaluru
    3. Pune
    4. Mumbai
    5. Kolkata

    Cities that swipe right the most:
    1. Pune
    2. Delhi NCR
    3. Chandigarh
    4. Mumbai

    Love Is Love: Dutee Chand Isn't Alone; Other Sports Stars Who Came Out Of The Closet

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    ​Leaving The Closet Behind

    By Anika Ghei

    The road to acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community has not been one of ease, yet gradual but significant strides are being made towards becoming a more inclusive society. An increasing number of people are now sharing their 'coming out' stories, and are often met with heartwarming reactions.

    This trend also prevails in India, wherein recently, Dutee Chand, a professional sprinter came out about her same-sex relationship. Being India’s first openly gay athlete, she regarded the ruling on section 377 as an impetus for her to take her relationship forward ;thereby, becoming an icon for India’s LGBT+ population.

    The current national champion in the women's 100 metres event, Chand remains firm in her resolve to fight for the right to marry the love of her life, and hopes to exact change in a society that is still rife with stigma.

    However, Dutee's story isn't isolated in its occurrence. The world of sports has seen several athletes who have become an inspiration by publicly reclaiming their sexual identities.


    In Pic: (clockwise from left) Dutee Chand, Billie Jean King (Instagram), Justin Fashanu (twitter/albionroar).


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