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.
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.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.Regardless, this is not a category of men that can offer another woman a serious, consistent relationship.
Internet dating is an outlet for him and he is not planning to leave his partner anytime soon, if ever. Lost in Fantasy How many profiles do you see that list things like as relationship must-haves?
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.
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.
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.