For this article I used the descriptions of women who have shared their online dating experiences with me to describe 11 types of (heterosexual) men who are drawn to Internet dating.
I realize, as do you, that there are infinite varieties of men who engage in online dating for infinite reasons.
No many more types could be included on this list, and some men may fit into many categories.
Here is the collected consensus of 11 categories of men you might encounter when dating online: 1.
Just Looking He fantasizes about a beautiful love life or sex life but has too much anxiety to actually let any potential connection leave his protective computer screen.
He’s just not ready to involve himself in real-time dating with people he may connect with online.
There are a multitude of reasons why this happens, but at the core, he is not ready or able to embark in a substantive relationship, regardless of what his profile says.
For many reasons, it is difficult for him to make room for something real. Wide-Eyed but Distractable This primarily 20 to mid 30's guy is excited about the possibility of expanding his horizons and meeting new people.
He is bold, tolerant, open, and ready to explore what online dating has to offer.Because Internet dating has been a part of his generational experience, he is more comfortable with it as a normal mode of communication and meeting people, and is generally more open to the process and experience.Rather, he moves from one online-created connection to the next, or back and forth between many, and barely if ever have to leave the house.Internet dating enables him not to engage in a meaningful way.When he needs connection or the fantasy of a relationship, he can effectively “order out” for a date.By avoiding actual human contact he isn’t forced to push his boundaries or risk challenging the perfection of his fantasy women with the experience of a real life woman.