'He should come with a warning for women'
A MAGISTRATE famously declared his behaviour was so vile towards women he should come with a warning, but serial text pest Dan Shearin is still looking for love online.
Shearin was the boyfriend of Gold Coast Titans cheerleader Breeana Robinson, who plunged to her death from the couple's Southport apartment in 2013.
The Queensland coroner sensationally postponed a planned inquest in November last year and asked police to reopen the investigation.
In 2016, Shearin was sentenced to jail for menacing and harassing Breeana with a torrent of vile text messages.
The sentence was later reduced to a good behaviour bond on appeal.
It was one of several examples of Shearin engaging in vile behaviour towards women, with four ending up before the courts.
In one case, a Southport magistrate famously remarked that he should come with a warning for women, 'the same as cigarette packaging'.
Despite his bad reputation, Shearin is still looking for love online, with a profile of the 45-year-old popping up recently on dating site Zoosk.
A profile with a picture of Shearin during an onstage performance and using the same suburb and star sign as the former cruise ship entertainer describes Dean as boasting an athletic physique, while shaving off an optimistic four years from his real age.
No sign of any self-imposed warning on the profile though.
BLOKES GENDER NEUTRALISED FROM GAMES
BAD luck blokes - you've been gender neutralised out of an entire Gold Coast Commonwealth Games event.
The Commonwealth Games Federation used International Women's Day last week to announce that the Coast Games would be 'the most gender equal major multi-sports event in history', with 133 events for both men and women and nine mixed events.
Gender parity will extend to Games technical officials, with an increasing number of women presiding over events.
The biggest strides in achieving gender parity in Games official have been made in rugby sevens, where 33 per cent of officials will be women compared to only 5 per cent in the 2014 Games in Glasgow.
The percentage of female officials in lawn bowls will rise from 28 per cent to 42 per cent, in Badminton from 32 per cent to 41 per cent, in triathlon from 33 per cent to 42 per cent, in weightlifting from 34 per cent to 43 per cent, in table tennis from 26 per cent to 32 per cent and in boxing from 13 per cent to 18 per cent.
But there will be no men at all officiating in rhythmic gymnastics, where the proportion of female officials has gone from 86 per cent to 100 per cent.
Still, we can't complain - there'll be up to 13 per cent more blokes officiating at the diving, netball and artistic gymnastics as part of the CGF's gender quality strategy.
PARKING PAIN WIPES OUT BEACHGOERS
IT was a perfect storm for parking pain on the southern Gold Coast at the weekend.
In a sign of things to come in the lead-up to next month's Commonwealth Games, beachside parking on Sunday was diabolic due to a combination the Quiksilver Pro, Coolangatta beach markets and other car parks at Currumbin blocked off in preparation for the Games.
Spectators wanting to catch a glimpse of Mick Fanning's farewell to his home town event were forced to park several kilometres away or face the wrath of council parking inspectors, who were predictably out in force.
The Quikky Pro is notoriously bad for parking at the best of times, but the beach markets didn't help matters either.
Coolangatta is also hosting the beach volleyball during the Games, so consider last weekend a practice run.
Currumbin is also severely affected with car parks being used to set up infrastructure for the Games road cycling and race walking events.
That in turn saw parking madness further north at Palm Beach, Tallebudgera and Burleigh.
Lucky it was a pretty miserable day on Sunday or things would have been even worse.
FANNING'S THE STAR AT COAST CASINO
MICK Fanning is set to be the star at The Star after he retires next month.
The Coast casino is hosting 'An Evening with Mick Fanning' on May 19, after he hangs up the competition vest following the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach.
The night will be hosted by keen surfer and rugby league Immortal Andrew 'Joey' Johns.
Phil 'Gus' Gould may have been a more apt choice, given Fanning was born in Penrith and is a Panthers fan.