It is easier for guys to be more bold online and make the initial approach.
Most guys in real life are truly worried about approaching women.
They worry that they will get rejected.
Online dating has provided a way for these guys to overcome that worry.
Hence, it seems like these guys are more interested in you through online dating than when they meet you or come across you through real life.
Understand that these kind of men most likely already liked you in real life.
It is just that they were too worried to approach you or ask you out when they would meet you in real life.
They worried that you would reject them or even humiliate them in front of other people.
Hence, instead of approaching you or asking you out in real life, they choose to either ignore you or just not say anything in reference to asking you out.
Lots of guys do this in the real world.
You may have noticed that sometimes in real life, there are guys who stare at you.
You may catch their eye for a moment or two but they either look away or keep staring without approaching you.
These are the kind of guys who would be worried about approaching you.
These guys would find a way to convince themselves that they shouldn’t approach you.
A lot of this could have to do with their own experience with approaching girls or asking girls out in real life.
They may have tried it in the past but would either always get rejected or would just not get a polite response.
As a result, these guys in the real world become guarded.
When they see a girl that they like in real life, they may stare at her but they won’t approach her.
You may have even had crushes on some of your guy friends in real life and may have even waited on some of them to ask you out but they never did.
As a result, you started wondering why they never tried to ask you out.
You may even question whether you are attractive enough or whether there is something wrong with you.
This kind of thinking may start affecting your self-esteem.
Unfortunately, this only makes your situation worse because now you may be walking around with either a negative or nonchalant attitude.
Some other guys who may have noticed you as you walked around in public may have initially felt the need to approach you and ask you out.
However, because your attitude is coming off as negative or nonchalant, they hesitate to approach you and instead choose to only stare at you.
These are the same kind of guys that you meet on these online dating sites who now seem more interested in you than it would appear from what you have observed in real life.
Again, it is not that they weren’t interested in you in real life, it is that through online dating, they are now able to convey their interest without having the same kind of worries about rejection.