He’s just not ready to involve himself in real-time dating with people he may connect with online.
There are a multitude of reasons why this happens, but at the core, he is not ready or able to embark in a substantive relationship, regardless of what his profile says.
For this article I used the descriptions of women who have shared their online dating experiences with me to describe 11 types of (heterosexual) men who are drawn to Internet dating.
I realize, as do you, that there are infinite varieties of men who engage in online dating for infinite reasons.
(This category may also include the desire to act out sexual fantasies and fetishes that couldn’t previously be realized).
Interestingly, fantasy can be so powerful for him that when reality fails to compete, he finds ways to fade away.
However, it may be possible for him to shift from fantasy to reality now or over time as he realizes he has to make some concessions if he wants to have a real partner. Lies About Age He is typically older, in his 50s, 60s, or even 70s, and is set on meeting and dating women significantly younger than he is, so he shaves years off his life in his profile, even in his "current" online pictures.
He may be very well meaning, and may truly believe that once he meets these young women they will be so drawn to him that the deception won’t matter, and the age difference will be rendered irrelevant.
Still, in the world of online dating, some types seem more prevalent than others.When he needs connection or the fantasy of a relationship, he can effectively “order out” for a date.