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Various Intentions for Men and Women in Online Dating

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Various Intentions for Men and Women in Online Dating

Many people today find love using online dating. However, women and men have different intentions when they opt for online dating. This is due to the fact many women look for a serious commitment while men search for casual sex or are looking to have multiple of partners.

Men can go as far as they can to look for different partners and have as many offspring as they can in different areas. On the other hand, women prefer keeping their partners as close as possible to guarantee the survival of their young ones. In matters of relationship, much commitment and investment are on the women regarding gestation and childbearing.

Women, therefore, want to have a healthy relationship which would lead to a better and secured future or even lead to a family. Consequently, it is a fact that during online dating, women will be looking for a lasting relationship whereas men tend not to be serious about the future of the relationship. There are, however, other factors to consider to know the different intentions of men and women in online dating;

How Different are Men and Women Regarding Sex and Love?

Evolution might require men to be more committed, vulnerable and caring of their pregnant mates to have a stronger generation. Or rather, the evolutionary needs require women to try out different potential mates to select the right one for their future. We should be more cautious in partner selection. We use numerous justifications on the path we take in dating. These reasons can involve concerns on both the genetic and cultural level.


We can go a long way trying to prove the purpose and reason for a man or a woman to want to have an online mate. The aspect of online dating is driven by factors such as age, sex and the individual motivation for online dating. Therefore, sociosexuality is the measure of the intentions and likelihood of an individual to opt for online dating with or without commitment or feelings.

We determine the sociosexuality using the Sociosexual Orientation Inventory. This measure assesses the behavioral intentions and altitude of an individual on their limits of restriction; having passionate sex or sex in a committed relationship or unrestricted; having sex in a relationship with no commitment or less sensitive. It is still not clear how the determinant can predict the motivation of having an online dating.

About the Research Study

On a survey conducted on a certain number of young people aged 30 and below, approximately a third of them were in a serious committed relationship. The young men and women used online apps and dating sites to meet their lovers. The overall research is on the online dating experience, sociosexual orientation, online dating motives and relationship status. The study looks at the most crucial criteria for online dating, like lasting relationship, ease of communication, casual sex, self-worth validation, thrill of excitement and trendiness.

Many women were seen to use online dating apps more than men. Interesting, as we assumed online dating apps were for casual sex, and we believe women are looking for a serious relationship. In the study, men used the dating sites more than women. Those with sociosexual restrictions looked for intimacy and commitments, while those with unrestricted sociosexual status used online dating for casual dating encounters rather than love.

Also, as age increased, it led to increased motivation to use online dating for casual sex and love. Biological sex is the motive of what people wanted to get from the online dating as compared to the apparent reason for men wanting to have casual sex, and women wanting to engage in a committed relationship.

It remains a fact that women will always use the dating sites to look for their loved ones, and men will hunt for casual sex and love. Unrestricted women and men use online dating for hookups regardless of the biological sex; where men and women strive to find the real and enduring love.

To go further in understanding relationships, such questions as to whether men would have a higher rate for unrestricted sociosexual orientation leading to an excellent motivation for casual sex, remain unanswered. How are the sociosexual factors related to the genetic and evolutionary? The research should also expound on how the unrestricted factors in men goes from the unknown social, cultural and environmental factors.

Considering all these factors, looking only at the biological sex to know why a person wants to date online can be inaccurate and misleading. Most importantly, one should consider the sociosexuality to know for a fact why an individual wants to have an online date. Therefore, when you want to engage in an online relationship, try out the trick or even discuss it with your partner. The exposure will give you a clear indication of why your partner is searching from the dating site.



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