Is online dating worth it for men
However, these men are often punished by being socially labeled as "jerks", "players", or even "creeps", unfit for socially-defined relationships.
Furthermore, their tactics are often designated as "sexist" (Hall & Canterberry, 2011).
When punishments weight more heavily, people avoid those same behaviors.
Essentially, many men report that they find modern dating a primarily punishing affair.
Unfortunately, these qualities are again part of women's double bind, with social norms sometimes guiding them away from these biologically feminine characteristics.Therefore, these men may get sex, but they often do not get love and respect.Overall, men in either case report also having a difficult time finding what they label "attractive" women for longer-term relationships.Overall, they report that there is often little incentive for men to date and even less for them to consider long-term commitments.In a previous article, I put forward the notion that individuals were not "afraid" to date—rather they simply did not have sufficient incentive to do so (see here).