Use your interview. People usually do not object to taking your interview. Mine has been called "intense" and some girls even say they almost cry, and they still take it! Yay!
Include this question or something close to it. I try to do a good job to cover the most probable answers within five multiple choice options.
"If we have good communication back and forth, especially when I think we are getting along quite well, what is it going to mean if I have not heard anything from you for six days? [Optional: Keep in mind, I will not stay interested in you nor waste my time on you if you treat me poorly without improvement.]" (I used 6 because that is the length of time from Sunday to Saturday, if someone can communicate only on the weekends.)
A. It means I am no longer interested in further communication, so let go of your hope of hearing anything else from me.
B. No matter what, I PROMISE to send you a message if I am no longer interested in further communication, within one week.
C. Something may have come up to keep me busy or occupied, and at a convenient opportunity, I PROMISE I will take the mere five minutes needed to send a message to give you an update and whether or not I am still interested in further communication.
D. Something probably came up to keep me busy or occupied and to make it simple, just never expect to hear from me again. I won't keep you waiting.
E. I would be taking time to think and pray about this, so please be patient, and I will get back to you. Do not be afraid to send additional messages because you think they might push me away. I would value and consider anything else you have to say during this time.
Anyone else that thinks of other probable answers I have not thought of, post below if you desire. May people read this topic and choose what they would want to hear as answers.
I am one of your problem-solving engineer's minds proposing a practical solution that should work. Let us be true to our word and keep the promise we make when answering this question or explain this issue up front.
CatholicMatch, maybe you can figure out a practical way to require a statement concerning this common issue on people's profiles? Maybe a multiple choice option or a fill in the blank with "When I do not respond after 6 days, it means __________."