I suppose that since we men are in most cases the pursuers, I suppose that women may feel a little more pressure. They may wonder what is the best way to handle a situation with a guy that they like, but dont "like like." It does seem that in atleast my experience women are far more into the intangibles than we guys are. They need to feel romance and sparks from the beginning or they bail. While I wish more women were willing to give some nice guys like me more of a chance, I certainly respect their wishes if they no longer want to continue the courtship.
However, I have had a number of experiences with women (and unfortunately many I met here on catholicmatch) where I simply just heard nothing. Now, I am not talking simply sending a woman an introductory email or emotigram. If I have had nor prior contact with someone, I do not expect a reply. In fact, when I have simply sent a gal an emotigram and then she feels the need to tell me to "have a nice life" in so many words, it actually kinda annoys me. (There was no expectation or prior communication... it is kinda like being at a bar and talking to gal and she feels the need to tell you she has a boyfriend well before you've even asked for her number... but I digress...)
What does annoy me, however, is when I have started a courtship with someone on this site, and then nothing.... I have had two experiences with catholic match women over the past couple months where this has occurred. In one case, we went out once and in the other case, twice. In addition, numerous emotigrams, texts, phone calls were exchanged so our respective courtships we more extensive than the face to face dates. Now, I understand in neither case were we even near being in a relationship and ready to take down our profiles, but certainly atleast some kind of courtship had occurred. I assume in both case the women kinda felt the whole "i think you are a great guy, but" thing, and didn't know how to break it off so they just did nothing. It just left me feeling a bit empty and confused, and although I understand that my situation would still be the same if either of them just explained themselves, I just wonder why it is so hard for alteast some women to just level with guys. Now, I know we guys are guilty of many wrongs in dating, probably far more than women, but it does seem that sometimes the nice guys finish last. :(:(:
On a positive note, however, I once again became a paying member so I am sure all the ladies beware.....