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.
The longer he continues the lie, the worse the discovery is.
Relationships that start by duping a partner don't end well. Sooo Busy This is the former Ivy League rower, now a neurosurgeon who has chosen the Internet to meet women who are likely on their own tight timelines.
This can be a difficult and provocative situation for all parties involved, so proceed with caution.
Most assumptions about how you and he will conduct your relationship are not as straight-forward and as they may initially seem. Trying to Get Over The Ex He is looking to avoid being alone after a heart-wrenching breakup.
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.
When she inevitably finds out, she typically finds the age difference and the lie far more jarring than he had anticipated.Sometimes he will admit to the women he finds online that he is using Internet dating as a diversion, and sometimes he won’t.However, with patience and fortitude there may be the possibility that a substantive relationship can develop.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.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.Still, in the world of online dating, some types seem more prevalent than others.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.