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. Here is the collected consensus of 11 categories of men you might encounter when dating online:
This predisposition is an intrinsic part of personality or may be borne of earlier experiences, including the models men grew up with, their previous positive or negative relationships, their temperament, and social norms (as shown in classic studies including, THIS). Regardless of a man’s relationship to having a relationship, the patterns he creates tend to fall into five simple categories.
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