Ever wonder who uses Internet dating services like and e Harmony.com? S., of which 1,588 (47.5 %) were men and 1,757 (52.5 %) were women.

The researchers (Kim et al., 2009) surveyed 3,345 people in the U.

There’s a particular psychological profile that researchers have discovered of users of Internet dating services.

In the context of Internet dating, when sociable people consider romantic relationships to be an important domain for self-worth, those with high self-esteem will be more likely than those with low self esteem to use Internet dating services.

The reason is that when sociable people consider romantic relationships to be an important domain for self-worth, those with high self-esteem will find it comfortable to present themselves to a multitude of anonymous people, whereas those with low self-esteem will be more likely to experience a higher level of stress just thinking about disclosing and promoting themselves on the Internet.

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.

For people who are already sociable, using the Internet as a dating method is just one more tool at their disposal.

That’s because their matching criteria are hardly scientific, as far as romance goes.

They also have a very small pool of educated, older men, and lots more women.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.Low self-esteem folks have more to lose, since more of their own self-value is tied up in the process — unless they say, “Ah, yeah, it’s nice to have a partner, but whatever.I’m also just fine without one.”The upshot is that Internet dating is no longer the domain of the desperate nor those with low self-esteem (if it ever was).About the Authors I agree wholeheartedly that so-called scientific dating sites are totally off-base.