I'm a little bummed out right now. Last week I was browsing profiles on Match.com when one caught my eye. So I clicked on it. The more I read, the more I was intrigued by this guy. I can't tell you how long it's been since a I've seen a guy have a really good profile. (Most of them I just want to offer to re-write it for them.) His profile had a good picture . . . a clear outline of what he is looking for in life and from a significant other . . . and a few interesting tidbits about himself.
So I sent him an email. And I haven't heard anything from him.
Which is fine. It happens. It's just that my interest was really sparked by this guy and his profile. I had hoped he might write me back at least. Who knows. I might hear something in the next few days, but a week is really my limit. It's usually my rule that if a guy doesn't email me back in a week's time, then he's probably not interested. Or that's what I tell myself.
But it's like a little mini-rejection. That's the down side to Internet dating. There are tons of chances to take toward finding the right guy. At the same time, there are tons of chances for little rejections along the way. "I'm not interested." "Sorry, but I'm already seeing someone." "I don't think we're compatible." Oh, how the list goes on. Internet dating certainly requires a thick skin.
Then again, that's true for dating in general.
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