At the beginning of this year I was helping a friend set up an online dating account and whilst searching local men we came across an account which I am pretty sure belongs to my cousin's husband. No picture but right age, star sign, height etc and a nickname that I know he has used for other things. It's Match and I don't think he a paid account as my friend has viewed, winked and favourited him but he has never viewed her, he doesn't know my friend so it's not that he is avoiding her for fear of outing himself.
As he comes up in her search criteria, friend has kept an eye on his activity and sometimes he doesn't log in for weeks and then other times it's every day. I don't know the ins and outs of my cousin's marriage but I'm curious about why a married guy would regularly log on to a dating website but not seem to be looking for a date. My first thought is that he's dipping his toe in to see what else is available but maybe isn't brave enough to take the next step.
I sometimes browse dating websites myself (am a married woman), I have some friends with profiles on there and I keep a look out for them and also to swap gossip on interesting/amusing profiles we see! I don't put photos on and keep my information very limited (but you have to set some info to be able to log in and view). I never respond to any kind of contact and I've not signed up for any trials. DH knows about it and doesn't care, sometimes I point out some of the more interesting profiles to him as well.
DP and I had a stupid fight months ago and both spitefully joined tinder, we quit after a day as it was a drunken stupid thing-neither of us spoke to anyone but we have since gone on together to look at what people say about themselves as we like to be nosey
And fantasising about what motorbike they'd buy in an ideal world if they could afford it, but they know they'd never be able to get one as nice as that so they just look and make do with the one they've got.