Last night I spent three hours listening to my friend Bill describing how dissatisfied he is with the women he’s meeting online.
The researchers finding in this regard is not unique — previous research has come to the same conclusion, so it’s considered a robust research finding.
So before he had even left his house he had already decided that his date was going to be a waste of time. The second thing I’ve noticed is that Bill is impatient, and actually expects a sexual favor in return for him paying for a nice dinner.
As though the whole thing is some kind of exchange.
Less confident individuals may not want their negative self-views publicized or viewed by others.
To reduce such negative feelings and protect their self-worth, those with low self-esteem will adopt avoidance strategies and distance themselves from Internet dating services. High self-esteem folks feel like they have little to lose by trying Internet dating.