Slews of "average" gays message and hit on men way out of their league, but there's a method to their delusion: sometimes, it works. And sometimes, perfect men hit on them.
Exhibit A: gorgeous Tab Hunter, a closeted '50s movie star.
Tab was stunningly handsome by every definition of the day (actually German, he was the Aryan ideal), 6' plus of boyish, then manly hunk who, if you saw the film, had a definite type, the most famous and best-looking of which were probably "Psycho's" Anthony Perkins and "Planet of the Ape's" Roddy McDowell. His 2015 documentary "Tab Hunter: Confidential" revealed all his boyfriends to be this particular type - sometimes cerebral, often goofy-cute, and always
nebbishy, shorter and twinky.
So keep on phishing hot guys with mass messaging, fellas, 'cause you never know. A sampling of Tab's type:
Tab's lover Ronnie Robertson, an Olympic skater hopeful, who was told he wouldn't win if Tab accompanied him to the Games (Tab did, Ronnie didn't):
(Tab was also an accomplished skater)
With actor/lover Roddy McDowell:
Sporting '70s bulge along with actor/lover Anthony Perkins, perhaps a dozen years after their long term relationship:
With current partner of 30 years, movie producer Allen Glaser, 30 years his junior (and EXACTLY my age, dammit!):