Hi to everyone...I do not know if I am overreacting so I thought I would pose this question to all of you. I was writing back and forth to a man for about one month/six weeks on an every other day timeline. The conversations were light hearted but full of details that I took to mean that this man wanted to get to know me better. Last week I asked if he were ready to perhaps have a phone discussion. He wrote back what was becoming his regular four paragraph email commenting on questions I had asked or things he wanted to know about my day, ect.... In the second paragraph he tells me that ong distance relationships do not work for him and why. He goes on to say he likes receiving my emails and knowing how I am or what I am up to. He hopes he did not say the wrong thing and thinks he did not(which I could only interpret to mean that he hopes I do not feel led on and that I should not)....now you must know that this man lives 20 MINUTES from me. How could I not feel led on? Twenty minutes is not long distance, is it? And this is a dating site so what is a person supposed to think when someone continues to correspond back and forth?
I have been on these sites a long time with varied success and now I feel very discouraged. Aren't we all here to meet a potential mate? And if not, shouldn't we be upfront and say we are looking for friends only? Honest feedback would be great. I am getting frustrated by all this.