Rejection on online dating sites
By Judith Silverstein, Michael Lasky The Internet is a strange place, and what seems abnormal for in-person experiences is completely common on the Internet.
Notice that the word is common, not polite or considerate.
Here are the Internet-appropriate ways to say no: Note that Internet dating sites vary in the sophistication of their features.
On some sites, the person knowsthat you received his or her e-mail and read it.
Or perhaps we met once, didn't have a great date and thought it was OK to politely go our separate ways, only to find that the other person thought a trip to Paris and marriage was on tap for the next date.
Sometimes, women are (with some justification) nervous about reaching out when they're unsure.This post examines some of the reasons why online rejection happens. Dating Sites Are a Different Environment In a face-to-face environment, we generally look for some verbal or nonverbal signals or indications of interest from someone before approaching them.In an online dating environment, such indicators are absent; all we have is maybe a couple of photos and some basic facts about the person we intend to approach.Online dating over 50 is a petri dish for weird behaviors, a lot of it kind of fascinating.But one of the weirdest behaviors is the phenomenon of people getting their feelings hurt by, and reacting angrily to, people they haven't even met.