I have a few CD friends I chat with and am open about things with. It is kind of hit or miss. It does kind of vary. Some of my friends I hang out with have never seen me in drab, one or two have. Sometimes a meeting necessitates meeting in drab. Plus it always feels a bit weird meeting in drab for the first time.
I usually don’t rush to meet people. Usually chit-chat a bit at first and then find out if us meeting is in either of our best interest. Some people are boring and sometimes our interests just don’t align. Some of them are pretty great, some aren’t. I’ve made some good friends through it, some who play board or video games with me, some who our main source of interest is in dressing, one of them has convinced me to cosplay so that’s something to look forward to.