11 Types Of Men You Might Encounter When Dating Online

types of men you might encounter when dating online

Internet dating is an interesting prospect when it comes to finding love. In the world of internet dating, you will always come across certain types of men who are looking to be with someone and have a good time. Well, some of these men have the right intentions whereas some, not really.

For this article, I used experiences that women shared with me about online dating 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.

Many more 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. Here are 11 categories of men you might encounter when dating online.

Here Are 11 Types Of Men You Will Come Across 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 many reasons why this happens, but at the core, he is not ready or able to begin a substantive relationship, regardless of what his profile says.

Rather, he moves from one online connection to the next, or back and forth between many, and he barely, if ever, leaves the house. Internet dating enables him not to engage in a meaningful way. When he needs a 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 woman with the experience of a real-life woman. For many reasons, it is difficult for him to make room for something real.

2. 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.

Therefore, when he connects and makes plans online, he likely follows through, sometimes sooner, sometimes later. Either way, unlike the first type listed, he has probably had more positive than negative dating experiences overall, so he may be open right away or over time to a committed, authentic relationship.

However, given his age and other potential factors such as how easily distracted he is, once he discovers just how many choices he has online, he may become less interested in committing and more interested in continuing to look around. Nonetheless, if you’re looking for a fun couple of months, look no further. And it’s possible it could expand even further.

3. The Experimenters.

He believes that older women “know what they want.” He is typically 20 to mid-’30s and he wants older women often because he believes that they have much to teach him sexually, and this prospect excites him.

He realizes that the easiest way to access older women is online. He is typically at the age of sexual discovery and imagines that older women are not only more experienced and enticing but more available as well.

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 straightforward and as they may initially seem.

Related: 3 Reasons Why Women Prefer Dating Younger Men

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