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A non-response from someone may be a bitter pill at times, but we have to remember that some men are not at all used to having women approach them. Even if he likes the idea, he may not have formulated a way to respond.
Think of it this way: email and online situations are easy to get into and out of. Think of that on and off switch on your tv, and how easy it is to use. We simply do not have one's full bodily attention via email and online, so we cannot invest our full heart into it. On the flip-side, we may meet people that we would not have otherwise ever met!
What is so much more difficult, is a non-response in person!
e.g., when your neighbor doesn't return a short greeting.
Jacqueline, you are very perceptive and have an intelligent and compassionate grasp on this matter.
It has taken me awhile to come to grips with responding to someone whom I believe I have no interest. I still have problems with empty emotes, short of responding with another empty emote. I'm still working on this, but I do agree, at least in principle, that all communications deserve some kind of reply.
Oh, we are supposed to respond to them too? I admit I am guilty of not always responding and sometimes procrastinating in my response, but you are all right - we should make the effort to at least respond with a smile or something acknowledging the original emote or message. Can't speak for all the guys here, but I'm sure most of us mean well, I will try to do better in the future, now that I am more confident in how this site works.
Quite right, John ... please resond to the emote, even if it's another emote with a couple words ... at least it's an acknowledgement of receipt of her note. Thank you!
This was a really helpful forum to read. I've been wondering the same things, have sent some emotigrams and received no response, and have been rather discouraged about it. I guess I've just got to keep trying.
A smile or greeting back is always courteous.
So, do men on CM mind receiving the first communication (a smiley face or rosary) from a woman? If he looked at my profile and didn't send me a gram but I look at his and would like to communicate, is that horribly forward?? I am traditional and wouldn't ask a guy out but, with this site the gram seems casual enough to indicate interest either as a friend or maybe more.