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When Internet Date Prospect Doesn't Ask You Out

When an Internet Date Prospect Becomes an Internet Pen Pal

Here's a post from OnSugar blog Perpetually Single.

Gentle readers, have you ever found yourself playing email tag with an awesomely awesome person online for days, and then weeks, and then . . . nothing? They pretty much fall off the face of the earth as far you're concerned?

Well, recently, well, really a few weeks ago, I found myself in a similar situation. Except, the email tagging lasted for one night, for we then switched to Gmail chat, and then the phone — all in the same evening. In fact, we found ourselves talking on the phone for an average of two hours nightly for about three weeks. And then . . . nothing.

The nothingness followed shortly after my inquiries of actually meeting in person. Because that's how the process works, right? You talk — feel one another out to see if you even feel like being bothered by this person, and if you do, you make plans to meet for coffee or drinks or something similar. Well, that's how it's supposed to, but lately, I, like others, have found that this may not be the intention of some people.

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msscarletibis msscarletibis 6 years
@teentrends-- See, that's why I loathe texting...it's like some people have a phobia of actual talking now :/
teentrends teentrends 6 years
yea you can really get caught up in the whole texting bit too. you both text all the time but never actually see the person.
msscarletibis msscarletibis 6 years
@jazzytummy Cynical, yes, but... Perhaps possible :/
jazzytummy jazzytummy 6 years
Sounds to me like alot of bored married guys online chatting....cynical, I know.
msscarletibis msscarletibis 6 years
@Sweet Dee-- Are you me? :P It's confusing, to be sure. I think men (or women) like that should just join an e-paling site if that's all they want to do. If you aren't actually interested in the dating aspect of internet dating, then maybe you shouldn't be on an internet dating site.
msscarletibis msscarletibis 6 years
@lickety split-- That may be the case...but that sounds like a game to me. I think everyone should be upfront and forthright. That's in an ideal world, I know, but it's unfortunate that it's not the case :/
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
I Suspect the person was afraid of disappointing you, or just testing the waters and not entirely sure they wanted to really do anything "real". If it's the later, you'll probably hear from them again. Something like, "hi, getting ready for the holidays?". Then you can choose to either go another round, or ignore it.
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