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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.
For some reason, looking for men on the Internet is just about the most mortifying thing a woman can do. But really, it's just being honest about what you want.
When you go to a bar with your friends, wearing your favorite semi-slutty outfit and made up like you're ready for the red carpet, you secretly hope this might be the night you'll meet that certain someone. Ostensibly, you're going out with the girls to have fun, not looking for a man.
As someone who found her significant other online, it's hard for me to understand why some people -- particularly women -- won't take the plunge.
I mean, they'll pay their bills, buy their shoes and even earn an advanced degree online, but they refuse to find a gosh-darned date there.
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: 1.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone else who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via online dating.
"We found evidence for a dramatic shift since the advent of the Internet in how people are meeting their spouse," said the study, led by John Cacioppo of the University of Chicago's Department of Psychology.