I am not sure about this as in western societies, where there is no such delineation, women are also viewed as sexual objects and sexual violence still occurs.
Also it is unclear to me if the separation of men and women (for example in the trains) is a reaction to the violence or the cause.
Whilst I am not looking for a long-term relationship per se, I do enjoy the company of men (platonic and romantic) and it would be nice to make some friends in my new homeland.
As I am traveling, I most often come across the average man on the street, like the stall owner or rickshaw driver.
Up popped a couple of sites linking me to “Hot Men” lists, and of course the obligatory dating site where I could find Indian men.