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SOUTH AFRICA

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Recognized on national level
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Traveled to SOUTH AFRICA with a partner? Did your hotel or guesthouse react to your sexual orientation?
I stayed at a gay or lesbian hotel (0 %) It was not an issue at the hotel (0 %) I felt uncomfortable at my hotel (0 %) I was refused accommodation because of my sexual orientation (0 %)

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Readers Experiences

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Hafid (user currently living in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) posted for readers in response to this story on 11/10/2013
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Hafid (user currently living in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) posted for readers in response to this story on 11/10/2013
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From the male perspective here…Women get free mebireshmp, while guys have to pay. Gee, just like traditional dating. $50 for a dating site with minimal functionality at best is a rip-off. However, just charging the guys reinforces the old cliche sterotype that “men have to pay and women can show a little cleavage and get free dinner and drinks”. They’re also missing the mark by not charging a least a nominal fee for the ladies (not good business sense to only collect revenue from 48% of your member base).I also got bombarded by chat requests from women who had no profile picture, very little or vage profile information, were 20somethings looking for men 20-70 (??) and were from all over the world. While I can’t confirm it, these were most likely ‘bots.I didn’t even bother posting a picture or finishing my profile because of the constant “requests”; complete and total scam. So I cancelled my account, checked all the “do not contact me” boxes and they still do a week later. Other disturbing bit was I got a couple emails from foreign ladies wanting to meet an American man. Again, can’t confirm this but the timing between my short (and I mean short, about 20 minutes) time with mate1…so I think they tried to scam me again.Great if you’re a gal (free mebireshmp), guys get the “free trial” but not disclosing the pricing and the stupid emails that “four members want to contact you” is just the same line that Match.com pull on me.Waste of time, not recommended. http://mvpuixysxlq.com [url=http://rduutsoejur.com]rduutsoejur[/url] [link=http://jhobmtbkyrj.com]jhobmtbkyrj[/link]
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