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Ranting About the Mini-Rejections of Internet Dating

Here's a post from OnSugar blog Rantings of a Single Girl.

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. 

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Then again, that's true for dating in general.

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inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I met my boyfriend online (myspace), and we've been together over a year and a half! =)
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
When I use to Internet date I use to have dudes come after me with pitch fork and clubs because I didn't respond to their flirtations. Not that you're that bad but if you don't get a response move on it simply means they're not interested there for they're not the one for you. Accept the clarity of matter and find one that is.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i think the difference between these rejections online and those in person is that in person, it's a lot more subtle and you're more likely to get strung along...online people are more likely to say (like the post says) outright: "I'm not interested." "Sorry, but I'm already seeing someone." "I don't think we're compatible." he didn't write you back for a reason, but be thankful because he could have written you back, strung you along, and it could have just turned into a worse situation
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
Simone - "Or it shouldn't" Yeah, that's the kicker. It shouldn't matter, but sometimes it does. Sometimes it just makes you wonder. But I guess as long as we don't dwell on it, it's okay to wonder about it. sweetpeabrina - YAY! I've got my fingers crossed for you. I can't wait to hear how it goes.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 7 years
I agree! And Simone is exactly right - I'll always wonder why they didn't reply. I'm annoyed for a few days but then I'm over it. On a side note, I met a guy on Chemistry.com and Friday is going to be our 3rd date. Hooray! And this is after a whole slew of duds for the past 4 months.
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