(Quote) Chuka-941523 said: "1. What impression do you get when someone views your profile and doesn't send a message?"...
(Quote) Chuka-941523 said: "1. What impression do you get when someone views your profile and doesn't send a message?"2. What does it mean when you view someone's profile and not send a message?"
1. What impression do you get when someone views your profile and doesn't send a message?
I figure most are curious what I look like or that they are just window shopping. I do not post a profile photo but I do post a scrapbook photo. I do this because I do not want my ugly mug to be used as free advertising for CM. I also think most viewers look at the profile photo and based on looks will immediately judge "Yes or No" in a split second and will not venture into reading my whole profile (there's some good stuff in there, I promise ).
A pet peeve of mine is when a viewer sends an emotigram with no message. If you have the courage enough to send an emotigram, you should at least type "hi" in the message box. Emotigrams without a typed message will never be replied to. A typed message instead of an emotigram will actually pique my interest more.
I will freely admit (and I am not proud of it) that I have ignored emotigrams or messages that were sent to me by others. (FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR I HAVE SINNED ) I am fairly new to online dating, I wasn't aware of the protocols or procedures. I know now that I should've at least acknowledged the viewer's message and thanked them for it and let the viewer know where my interest lies. I will do my best to correct this in the future.
It doesn't bother me that most viewers do not send a message after viewing my profile.
2. What does it mean when you view someone's profile and not send a message?"
I have a mild addiction to viewing and critiquing other people's photos. Its a favorite pastime of mine. I also find online dating a lot like shopping. I am not the typical male who runs in, grabs what he needs and gets out as fast as possible. I am a window shopper and will take my time and do my research. I will probably view a profile about a dozen times before sending a message. (I hope that doesn't sound to stalkerish. )
When viewing, profiles with photos get priority (and really cute profile photos get top priority). I will usually view the photos first and then quickly scan the profile to make sure that there are no dealbreakers listed. If there are no dealbreakers, I will read the profile in its entirety.
I will on occasion view a profile without a either a profile or scrapbook photo. The age, location or first sentence of their profile will have to catch my eye for me to view their profile.
For the vast majority of profiles that I view, I will not send a message.
If I do send a message, it means that I've probably viewed the profile more than once and I wouldn't mind communicating with you. I am horrible at cheesy, ice breakers so I don't even try. If I do send a message with more than one sentence then it means that I REALLY like your profile and I'd REALLY like to get to know you better. (I hope you can take a hint ladies )