How to meet guys in Madrid?

  • nyguy819

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    Jul 01, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    Hey all, I will be moving to madrid for the year in september and I'm wondering if anyone has any experiences or advice to share. There doesn't seem to be many members on realjock from madrid, so I am hoping someone can recommend a dating site specifically for spain. Any other relevlant info is much appreciated. Thank you!
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    Jul 02, 2010 12:38 AM GMT
    The gay zone in Madrid is called Chueca. Its a very gay friendly city.
    That's all i know lol
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 02, 2010 12:52 AM GMT
    You find a cute guy, go up to him, and say, Hola, guapo, cómo te llamas? icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 02, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    Go out to Chueca and don't be afraid to approach people you see on the street. A couple of very good friends I made came up to me and a couple of friends when we were out and we all went clubbing together. For discotecas, I recommend Long Play (in Plaza de Vazquez Mella) and DLRO Live (on Calle Pelayo). It's a really gay-friendly city and I hope you have a great time!

    Oh, also I heard that the pool in Casa de Campo is full of gay guys and in the summer, I would recommend being near water at all times.
  • lozano86

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    Jul 02, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    Man spain is full of gorgeous men. Be careful how you approach certain men. Its way different then america. Dont assume. But they seem more approachable and open minded. Aww now i wanna go back to Spain
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    Jul 02, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    In Chueca, make sure you walk the strips of Calle de Fuencarral and Calle de Hortalleza, and don't miss a chance to go to a nightclub called Polana. Had an awesome time on my last night 6 hours before my flight back to the US. icon_cool.gif. If someone comes up to you and say "intiende". That means they're hitting on you, and you should follow suit. Make sure you keep an eye out for your belongings as Madrid is known for its "professional" pick-pocketters.

    And also, If you have an itch to travel one of the off-coast islands for a weekend .. do so. I think it was only 60 euros to go to Mallorca (another gay friendly city).

    Cheers!
  • xcvbn

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    Jul 02, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    gravityofrune saidIn Chueca, make sure you walk the strips of Calle de Fuencarral and Calle de Hortalleza, and don't miss a chance to go to a nightclub called Polana. Had an awesome time on my last night 6 hours before my flight back to the US. icon_cool.gif. If someone comes up to you and say "intiende". That means they're hitting on you, and you should follow suit. Make sure you keep an eye out for your belongings as Madrid is known for its "professional" pick-pocketters.

    And also, If you have an itch to travel one of the off-coast islands for a weekend .. do so. I think it was only 60 euros to go to Mallorca (another gay friendly city).

    Cheers!



    I was doing a study abroad program in Spain and i just got back from Madrid two weeks ago. The area Chueca, is extremely fun. I actually made lots of friends when I had gone with a friend at this place called Liquid. The lounge liquid is always full of locals, and tourist so its great to meet people, it's also right next to this cheesy place with a red carpet called Studio 54.

    As for clubs, on sundays there's a club Kapital thats seven floors and apparently its one of the best hot-spots because the crowd is very mixed. I actually didn't go, i did go to Cool and I hated it. It's the cliche club where the guys get shirtless and begin to grind next to you, personally i don't like that i feel like they're going to give me a ringworm.

    I met a lot of people when I would go to the bars in Chueca, gives you a chance to talk to people and maybe even head out to other parties with them.

    I love Madrid, I guarantee you that you're going to have a great time.
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    Jul 02, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
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    Jul 29, 2010 2:53 PM GMT
    Second everything said about C/ Fuencarral and Chueca. One thing to understand coming from the United States is that you will find spanish guys (in most cases) much more direct about their interest, but much more nuanced about their intentions, its not an instant hookup sort of culture. Also, don't hesitate to talk to strangers in bars and clubs...its normal here, as opposed to "creeperish" (thats always the vibe I've gotten) in the United States. If you see someone that you like, approach them, introduce yourself, and ask a corny question...those interested will find an open-ended answer, and thus a conversation is born.

    Finally, dont automatically assume every guy that dresses well or goes out in Chueca is gay. In Madrid, the best of gaydars will be thrown for a wiiiild ride until you get used to the guys in the city. Chueca is a pretty mixed neighborhood, but no one there will take offense to your approaching them even if they are straight. The best way to definitively find out if someone is gay is to ask them, 'entiendes?' If they say yeah, you're set, if not, still make a friend, because chances are they know gay guys if they are in Chueca, but know you aren't going to bed with them...lol.

    EDIT: I forgot...get a Tuenti. its like facebook, but in spanish and only for Spain...some people who don't have facebook will have tuenti...and its a good way to keep in touch with people. www.tuenti.com