Why Dudes Love Online Dating


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A new study reveals interesting information about men and online dating.

When I first started my business, Expert Online Dating, it was to help men understand how they could best court women in the digital space. I was fascinated by the habits of the opposite sex, especially with regard to pursuing a woman online. So, when a little bird sent me some data on a recent study focusing on men and online dating, she was right that I would sit up and devour the information.

Let's look at this data on men and see if the information it implies changes any ways that we online date, or date in general. Why are men online dating? What do they think of it? How do their thoughts and habits effect women?


In a recent study conducted by Harris Interactive for AnastasiaDate.com, a group of 1,000 men were polled on their thoughts on online dating. The men ranged in ages from 35-55. Over half of the men had tried online dating, and of those who tried, over 65 percent had actually met someone through the medium.

Asked why online dating is advantageous, the responses make sense intrinsically. For example, over half of respondents noted that online dating is great because:

  • It allows you to know that another person is available and interested;
  • There are a variety of potential matches to chose from;
  • Having a personal profile lets people know what their interests are; and
  • You can determine whether or not you want to meet someone before committing to a date.

Did you realize these were all strong advantages to online dating? If you've done online dating or are considering it, you may have thought these things to yourself. They could have been the selling points to get you to join. These advantages aren't gender specific, but they are the driving force behind why online dating exists.

What I found interesting is what lies behind why a lot of the men join online dating sites in the first place. Of those that have tried online dating, over half of them agreed that they tried it because it is much more difficult to meet a potential date in person. Over half! That's amazing. Keep reading ...

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Gina Stewart

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Gina Stewart is the happy owner of ExpertOnlineDating.com, where she helps daters get more from their online dating experience and getting better dates. Chosen by DatingAdvice.com as one of the 10 Best Online Dating Experts, Expert Online Dating specializes in helping men and women maximize their online dating experiences with knockout profile writing, picture selection, messaging techniques and account management. All expertly crafted to get you out meeting better dates! www.ExpertOnlineDating.com

Location: LA/OC Califonia, CA
Credentials: BS
Specialties: Online Dating
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