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.(This category may also include the desire to act out sexual fantasies and fetishes that couldn’t previously be realized).Interestingly, fantasy can be so powerful for him that when reality fails to compete, he finds ways to fade away.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.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?
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.
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.
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.