11 Types Of Men You Might Encounter When Dating Online

types of men you might encounter when dating online

9. Finally Successful With The Girls.

Earlier in life, he may have been intimidated by girls, but he has always been smart and ambitious. Despite his interest in girls when he was younger, it rarely if ever worked out. Sure enough, later in life, his ambition came to fruition—he became successful and got used to getting what he wants.

He is typically in his late 30s through early 50s and maybe divorced or single. Either way, he has come to realize that—to his surprise—he can now have most women he sets his sights on, and he hasn’t gotten over his good luck. Now he feels like a kid in a candy store. This may be the man that, just as online communication begins, asks if you’re naked.

Since he is used to getting things done quickly and directly in his professional life, and getting the girl now comes much more easily to him, he may not understand why he should have to jump through the hoops of flirtation, courtship, and romance to achieve what he might view as a mutually agreed upon the situation.

Make sure that to the best of your ability, you know what you want moving forward, as he may not be ready to commit any time soon, if ever.

10. Predators.

He dislikes women and looks for opportunities to shame or control them, typically as a response to painful previous experiences in his own life, or because his wiring is totally awry.

Beware: He is not easily detectable at times. He is not in control of himself and therefore looks to control others through any method he can. If you come across him, don’t engage.

11. Authentic Loving Partner.

He is looking for his partner in love and in life. Maybe sincerity comes with a little baggage, but so what? He is realistic in his expectations and is serious about being in a relationship. He is genuine and is not typically sidetracked by the number of choices available to him, once he has found you.

The question now is: Are you ready? Before starting a relationship with him, consider your own motivations for online dating.

It can be a frustrating, even painful process to encounter many of these types of online daters. But keep in mind these men may have become jaded and wary too, due to their own challenging online dating experiences. It’s much easier to be flaky and noncommittal online—for both you and for your dates—and that is in part why these categories exist in the first place.

Related: 10 Red Flags in Man Messages To Watch Out For When Dating Online

Without an in-person connection, the person on the other screen doesn’t seem “real” and that can enable both men and women to use online dating to gratify their own needs without regard for the person they have attracted.

However, despite these categories and the challenges of online dating, if you continue to act with authentic reciprocity, it’s likely that you’ll find the same in return.

Check out Dr. Lachmann’s personal website for more informative articles.


Written By Suzanne Lachmann 
Originally Appeared In Psychology Today

If you have ever come across these types of men in the world of internet dating, now you know what their deals are. The next time you cross paths with them, you now know which ones you should strictly avoid and which ones you can take a chance with. Remember that internet dating can sometimes be a slippery slope, but it’s not all that bad.

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