He realizes that the easiest way to access older women is online.
He is typically at the age of sexual discovery and imagines that older women are not only more experienced and enticing, but more available as well.
More than finding a partner who will meet all his hopes and dreams, he wants everything he has longed for but couldn’t have in previous relationships.
(This category may also include the desire to act out sexual fantasies and fetishes that couldn’t previously be realized).
He is bold, tolerant, open, and ready to explore what online dating has to offer.
Because Internet dating has been a part of his generational experience, he is more comfortable with it as a normal mode of communication and meeting people, and is generally more open to the process and experience.
Therefore, when he connects and makes plans online, he likely follows through, sometimes sooner, sometimes later.
Either way, unlike the first type listed, he has probably had more positive than negative dating experiences overall, so he may be open right away or over time to a committed, authentic relationship.
Just Looking He fantasizes about a beautiful love life or sex life but has too much anxiety to actually let any potential connection leave his protective computer screen.
However, with patience and fortitude there may be the possibility that a substantive relationship can develop.
After all, he has experienced love before, which is why he’s so heartbroken now, and why you encountered him online.
Already Taken He wants to know what else is out there, but won’t necessarily act on it. Either way, he is not planning to leave his current relationship, but feels like he is missing out on something.
Or perhaps something pivotal is missing in his relationship, and he wants to be reminded or reassured there is life beyond his current confines.
Trying to Get Over The Ex He is looking to avoid being alone after a heart-wrenching breakup.