Heterosexual Men and Dating

Traditionally, dating has been defined as a relationship between two people based on mutual attraction. Dating usually begins during puberty as a way to explore social and sexual relationships. The frequency of dating differs across age-groups, with the highest number of daters being in high school and college. However, given that people are living longer, there has been an increase in the number of older adults in dating relationships. Across the life span, being in a dating relationship has been associated with better health outcomes and more satisfying social connections. In addition to the increased likelihood of dating in older adults, the Internet has influenced how people meet as well as how they interact with one another. To date, there are numerous online dating websites ...

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