Internet Dating—I know some don’t enjoy talking about that or admitting that they do so (even though a good number of folks do these days), but I am not one of those people. Devotees are knowledgeable of this, of course, but I just wanted to put that out there for the new people.
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…
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.
I surmise that what usually occurs is perhaps the other person is talking to a couple of people at once and then proceeds to go about the process of elimination. Which is fine, of course, but does it really hurt to drop a quick email to the other person and let them know what’s going on? Or in my specific case (although, I have experienced the “abundance of emails” thing as well before the person decided to just not talk anymore), would it have hurt to give me a ring and let me know? Just as a common courtesy.
But of course, courtesy is not all that common these days.
A friend of mine actually deleted his profile from a site because of this jerky reoccurrence—tired of the mass amounts of B.S. and douche behavior (my descriptive words—not his). Honestly? I can’t say that I blame him. If I weren’t merely passing the time on there, I’d probably do it too. At any rate, it’s given me something that’s else to write about.