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.
Usually it takes the form of “hey” or “ ’sup” or “hi.” I’d like to give these men the benefit of the doubt and assume they don’t know the average woman on Ok Cupid gets inundated with dozens of messages a week and a one-word message isn’t actually going to dazzle her into responding.
After a short hiatus from the world of online dating (because it sucks, you guys), I'm back with more tales of hilarity. There is no point in lying on your profile about things that are obvious within five minutes of meeting you in person. Why contact me and bother discussing meeting up and dating if you live two thousand miles away? It's a tad creepy when we've exchanged three messages, tops, and you're calling me "baby" and talking about moving to my area because "nothing's keeping me here anyway".
To come to the aid of my fellow single women, I've helpfully organized the types of men you meet online into several broad categories. This includes height (6 feet, 5'8", same diff, right?
The best part is when these same men angrily message a few hours or days later with an angry all-caps, “WELL I GUESS I’M NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU THEN.” Well you didn’t exactly give us anything to work off of, buddy.
The word salad spinner These might possibly be my favorite messages.