Say that you get an e-mail from someone, and you can tell immediately that you have no interest in communicating with that person.
Here are the Internet-appropriate ways to say no: Note that Internet dating sites vary in the sophistication of their features.
As with real life, you must do it quickly — and with a modicum of kindness, if possible.
Granted, for some people, a more heavy-handed approach is necessary. Polite is good, but if it doesn’t work, try sterner and firmer. If you need further coaching, go to your local electric company’s customer service department and see how it handles you when you try to dispute a bill by saying, “I never used that electricity.” Many appropriate ways are available to encourage someone to move along. This article points out the major ways to do so in specific situations.
You were defined by how cool your My Space layout was – animated GIFs, custom CSS and your favorite embedded You Tube video.
Very rarely was anything of substance shared there and more or less, everyone had the same opportunity to meet and connect with others.
Dating sites like Ok Cupid and Plenty of Fish (POF) became more popular.
Nobody teaches effective email techniques based on actual research. My theory is because it’s easiest – it’s what comes naturally to you. Please, please, please consider going out with me.” For example, if someone says in his profile that he likes Costa Rica, you think about all the things you know about Costa Rica and search your brain for a humorous angle.
While I enjoyed reading your profile, I do not see us as a couple. I think it’s very rude to ignore someone’s personal communication to you.
Jane Austen would be aghast at the behavior of her gender in the 21st century! Could you be confusing her with Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who allows no room for context when she issues directives?
I really got into the quizzes that members could take. Ok Cupid prides themselves on the ability to match people based on responses to their surveys.
By Judith Silverstein, Michael Lasky The Internet is a strange place, and what seems abnormal for in-person experiences is completely common on the Internet.