Solely In Black and White: The Serial Dater

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Serial Dater

Make sure to Check your Cereal 

You know what’s scary? If you look at the definition and psychological profile of a serial killer and serial dater (and change a few "key" words), they are actually pretty similar! Check it out, courtesy of info taken from Wikipedia:

A serial dater is a person who dates three or more people over a period of more than thirty days, with a "cooling off" period between each date, and whose motivation for dating is largely based on psychological gratification.  The dates may have been attempted or completed in a similar fashion and the “victims” may have had something in common; for example, occupation, race, appearance, sex, or age group.


Organized nonsocial daters usually have above average intelligence, with a mean IQ of 123. They often plan their dates quite methodically, usually “abducting victims,” taking them to one place and "disposing" (returning) them to another. They will often lure the victims with ploys appealing to their sense of sympathy.

Disorganized asocial daters are often of low intelligence, have a below average IQ (<90), and plan their “dates” impulsively. Whereas the organized dater will specifically set out to hunt (aka research) a “victim,” the disorganized will date someone when the opportunity arises.

The motives of serial daters are generally placed into four categories: "visionary", "mission-oriented", "hedonistic" and "power or control"; however, the motives of any given serial dater may display considerable overlap among these categories.

Female serial daters are rare. They tend to date men for material gain, are usually emotionally close to their victims, and generally need to have a relationship with a person before marrying them."An analysis of 86 female serial daters from the U.S. found that the victims tended to be children or the elderly." 

A sign of the times perhaps? Oh my, It’s a scary shiddiuch world we live in... 

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