Heck, they might even throw in a halfway witty joke.
At the other end of the spectrum is a dating profile client who admitted she actually encouraged men she was not interested in—sending replies to their questions and leaving the door open to further communication.
Saying “no thanks” to every person who happens to wink your way seems rather tedious. You don’t know them personally, and you’re certainly not the only one they probably copy/pasted that message to. Users should focus more on attracting other members of similar core values rather than coddling those they’re just not that into.” — Maria Avgitidis, Owner of Agape Match, a matchmaking firm based in NYC, which caters to New Yorkers and Greek- American singles.“First rule of thumb: Always be gracious and honest! If you’ve had a date or met in person: ‘I really enjoyed meeting you and think you’re terrific, but I just don’t think we have that chemistry/connection that I know we’re both looking for.
I wish you all the best and appreciate the time we spent getting to know one another.'” — April Beyer, Matchmaker and Dating & Relationship Coach for Women.
some ugly truths we must all be aware of and conquer before we embark on a journey to find “the one.” This is one of the biggest truths about online dating nobody wants to admit.
From childhood, men have been brought up to be fierce competitors, to opt for the most risky jobs, to put themselves on the line, to accept rejection “like a man” and to always make the first move.
Being left hanging and not knowing what happened is one of the hardest parts of online dating.
While it does require less effort for women to get responses from the opposite sex, they’re not really in the best position, as they have to dig through a lot of junk before they find any substance.
Headlines are just as important as the content in your message.
So either say nothing (you don’t even know this person – you are not obligated to respond), or simply say, ‘I don’t think we’re a match, but thanks for the email.’ I think it’s important to note, though, that rejection can be a good thing!
If I hadn’t been told ‘I’m not interested’ by various men I’ve liked over the years, I wouldn’t have found the love of my life.