Auckland's gay community is very dysfunctional, according to gay comedian Philip Patston, who has become disillusioned after a few months foraying into the world of online dating. "If you are not six feet tall, blond and [well] hung you don't have a chance on the internet, and it has enormous parallels with disability issues, racism and other ways of viewing the world," he says. "I'm coming to the view that the gay community has got to do a lot of thinking about how it behaves if my experiences online are anything to go by." Patston says that ads he's placed on several sites have garnered responses largely from people who are only after sex. "The torso shots get a good response of one-line sentences which after a bit of too and fro end with an invitation for coffee," he says. "What do you talk about over coffee with a monosyllabic message guy?"
Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff
First published: Friday, 14th May 2004 - 12:00pm
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