IS the curse of the Peter Pan Syndrome ripe in the gay community? According to blogger on gayguys.com Dalton Heinrich (pictured), it is.
On his blog post, which has attracted some international media attention and social media controversy, Heinrich says gay men over the age of 30 should stay at home, away from the clubbing lifestyle.
“It is as if all gay men are terrified to grow up. The abundance of 30 and 40-somethings that attend nightclubs persistently and dress like they are going to a college frat party is astounding. Instead of the Botox, barhopping and H&M wardrobes; why as a culture, are the majority of us not having children and planning our futures?
“I think it is time to fight off this trend of a permanent youth. We all need to realise how to act our age and how to play our part in our community.”
Heinrich adds: “It is time to tell Peter Pan that you want to go home and as much as it may not be the funnest thing to do, it is time to grow up.”
Heinrich said the aged party goers’ lifestyle was why the gay community had no settled role model to aspire to, and because of “this portion of grown men clinging to the wild nights and serial dating of their 20s seem to live in a secret Neverland”.
“Lost Boys that are terrified of actually looking their age and are always fighting off time instead of ageing gracefully and being something helpful for the young gay man to idolise?” he added.
Heinrich ended the blog post with: “It is time to grow up”.
Does the Heinrich have a point? Or is just a flippant outburst from a young gay man? Share your thoughts below.