(quote) Michelle-914994 said: I am a somewhat traditional woman, meaning I think there is validity to a man pursuing a women in a relationship. However, I wonder how this translates online?
1.) Do you find it a turn off when a women sends the first message?
2.) Do you prefer emotigrams as an initial introduction and find messages too much?
3.) Take it as a sign of dis-interest when a woman looks at your profile but doesn't send a message? (Sometimes I'll mark a profile as a "favorite" but not send a message figuring that if a guy views mine he will message me if he likes what he sees. Am I correct, or are a lot of you presuming if I didn't send anything I already made up my mind?)
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I'd love if you'd include your age bracket 1= under 40, 2=over 40 as I'm curious to see if the answers have different trends by age demographics - yes, I took a research class as part of MBA program. ;) #humorneverhurts
1 - No
2 - Either emotes or a message is fine; I don't like the CM chat function for general conversation, though.
3 - There are a number of reasons someone might view another person's profile without even wanting to evaluate them as a potential date (e.g., accidentally clicked in the wrong place in the forums, looking for clues as to the person's perspective after reading a forum post, etc.) I might assume there is some interest and she doesn't want to make the first move if the same woman views my profile multiple times (either that, or she is very forgetful
). [If you are tempted to use this signal on someone, be aware that only one profile view is reported every 30 days, so it will take a minimum of 2-3 months before there is any possibility of them getting the message.]
If you really want to know my age you can turn your head to the left and look under the placeholder for the missing profile photo.