When USA Today interviewed me about the results of this survey, I said if you’re able to, you should send a reply within one to four hours.
However, there are some who believe in playing the game of making someone wait to hear back.
It is my experience that most people would much prefer to get a polite, “Thanks for your interest but I don’t think we’re a good match.
I wish you all the best.” so they can stop wondering and move on.
If I hadn’t been told “I’m not interested” by various men I’ve liked over the years, I wouldn’t have found the love of my life.
I owe all those men a huge “thanks, I’m GLAD you weren’t interested!
According to our experts, it seems like in online dating, it’s best (and easier) to ignore the suitor than take the more chivalrous route and cordially respond.
Hopefully, this is a reflection of the weirdos found on all those other sites that gave us the impetus to create Sparkology.Each month, asks a curated panel of the nation’s top dating experts for their advice on a single hot topic as requested by our members.This article was picked up by The Frisky.com, a leading online publication for love, sex, and dating.In online dating and with your mobile phone, sometimes the squeaky wheel gets the deal.If your mobile phone is handy, then I believe you should respond to the text if you can in a reasonable amount of time. It’s a digital conversation that’s becoming the norm these days, not a monologue.You should feel good about being honest, I think it’s a generous gesture. And the few that might respond negatively will just confirm to you that they wouldn’t have been a good choice.