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article imageExpert says 75% of single men dating online are looking for love

By Dawn Denmar     Oct 10, 2013 in Internet
Relationship expert Marni Kinrys says 75 percent of single men using online dating sites are looking for quality relationships. She alleges that single women on dating sites are really only looking for hookups, in bids to safeguard their future careers.
It seems a bizarre twist to accepted beliefs but if Marni Kinrys is correct then perhaps the sexual revolution has finally happened. She says: "Nearly 75 percent of my male clients seek my help with the goal of a quality relationship rather than a hookup, which is surprising.
"When I started this as a career, men were more concerned with getting laid. Now it seems that there is a shift toward commitment."
Kinrys feels more women are leaning towards hooking up because they have taken ownership of their sexual power, adding: "More women than ever before value education and career and won't risk their future at the expense of a long-term, monogamous relationship that could potentially hold them back."
While Kinrys may be correct in saying 75 percent of male clients seeking the services of relationship advisers may be looking for committed partnerships, a July story in the New York Times and the experiences of popular dating site Plenty of Fish don't give credence to her statement.
The New York Times looked at the increase of hookups within university campus lives and, although, there were a percentage of young women happy to confirm that casual sex was their preferred way of life through their early 20s and possibly 30s, a number of young women revealed how their romantic dreams had been destroyed on arrival at university, as they witnessed the behaviours and attitudes towards casual sexual encounters. Details provided by some of the women interviewed indicated their first sexual encounters at university had actually been rapes, with the virtually senseless girl going along because she was influenced by alcohol.
Markus Frind, founder of Canadian dating site Plenty of Fish, also has no illusions about intentions of men on dating sites. He scrapped the "Intimate Encounters" section of the site after revealing that only 6,041 of the section's 3.3 million daily users were women and that, in effect, the Intimate Encounters section of the site amounted to no more than " a bunch of horny men talking to another bunch of horny men pretending to be women." Why these men felt the need to post fake profiles depicting themselves as beautiful women is a bizarre mystery to which only they could provide the answer and perhaps Kinrys might like to take a look into this aspect of the male psyche for her next book.
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