There’s a particular psychological profile that researchers have discovered of users of Internet dating services.
Read the Full Text Many of us enter the dating pool looking for that special someone, but finding a romantic partner can be difficult. Dating sites provide access to more potential partners than do traditional dating methods, but the act of browsing and comparing large numbers of profiles can lead individuals to commoditize potential partners and can reduce their willingness to commit to any one person.
This finding challenges the stereotypical profiling of Internet daters as being just lonely and socially anxious people.”Indeed, that finding confirms the idea that Internet dating is firmly in the mainstream now.
While that may have not been the case 10 years ago, times have changed and using the Internet as a means of finding a prospective partner is no longer thought of as unusual.
But not all sociable folks consider the use of Internet dating.
If you have high self-esteem and consider romantic relationships to be an important part of your life, you’re more likely to use Internet dating.
Low self-esteem folks have more to lose, since more of their own self-value is tied up in the process — unless they say, “Ah, yeah, it’s nice to have a partner, but whatever.