Stability and appearance are often among the top dating preferences.
Some want to be with someone who can make them feel secure in life and appreciate them for taking care of their health and looks — while others want someone who they can dote over and who wants them for them and not just what they have.
But while online dating may be a great way to find your soul mate, you’ll be confronted with thousands of candidates.
And, like many other online offerings, the "product" received may not always be what was advertised.
For women seeking a male partner with a job, our analysis found that San Jose, Calif., tops the list among large metro areas, with 114 single employed men for every 100 single women.
Also avoid people that disclose too much, whether it’s a recent staph infection, bankruptcy or bad breakup.
And Mc Dermott recommends steering clear of people who don’t have kids but use undue space in their profile soliciting information about the age and sex of your children.
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.
And, interestingly, marriages that begin online are less likely to result in separation or divorce, and those that remained married are happier than their offline counterparts.