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.

Either way, these scenarios may take a long time to play out. Already Taken He wants to know what else is out there, but won’t necessarily act on it. Either way, he is not planning to leave his current relationship, but feels like he is missing out on something.

Or perhaps something pivotal is missing in his relationship, and he wants to be reminded or reassured there is life beyond his current confines.

Sometimes he will admit to the women he finds online that he is using Internet dating as a diversion, and sometimes he won’t.

However, with patience and fortitude there may be the possibility that a substantive relationship can develop.

Nonetheless, if you’re looking for a fun couple of months, look no further. 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.

However, starting a relationship with a lie—now matter how “harmless” it may seem to him—takes away from the woman’s ability to use her own discretion and decision-making power and therefore erodes trust.

When she inevitably finds out, she typically finds the age difference and the lie far more jarring than he had anticipated.

Rather, he moves from one online-created connection to the next, or back and forth between many, and barely if ever have to leave the house.