For those that tend to be silent after receiving a message from a man or woman that "doesn't float your boat", why do you do it?
I am not afraid to admit I do it (I have admitted as much a few times in various threads and have tried to promote understanding regarding the reasons many do it). I personally do it because of a combination of a few things.
First, I truly believe it is less hurtful than replying with a message of "thanks but no thanks" no matter how sensitive and thoughtful I try to be. (I don't know how sensitive the person is on the other end, I prefer to not hurt if I can help it)
Second, it can be very difficult to reply to messages as I am on multiple dating sites.
Third, I don't necessarily want to close the door on a woman. I have been blocked after a polite "thanks but no thanks" in the past (more than a few times) and I don't always want that. People change, and I have come across a profile again that has been updated with new information, pictures etc that make made me much more interested.
Now I know there are TONS of people out there on this website and others that do this (I know of many many woman that have done it to me, in fact just about every single one I have ever tried contacting, true story). So please don't be afraid, speak up.