T he CCTV footage is chilling. Suspect number one paces outside, checking his watch, checking all around. Seven minutes later, a second suspect lurks in the hallway, nervously glancing behind him before pulling out his phone. We do not know if these are indeed the culprits. What we know is that last month a gay man used a dating app to arrange for another to visit him in Bayswater, London, and that instead of sex taking place, the first visitor left quickly as a second appeared at the door brandishing what is believed to be a cattle prod.
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Mike is a teaching assistant in New York City, and to supplement his income, he has a second job: He sells drugs. The rise of gay dating sites in the s, such as early entrants Manhunt and Adam4Adam, provided gay men with new ways to connect. But over time, digital platforms geared toward LGBTQ men have also created a more convenient way for gay and bi men — a population that disproportionately uses illicit substances due to social stigma, discrimination and other minority stressors — to find drugs, and for drug dealers to find them. However, those who use the app say it is still home to a robust market for illicit substances.