(quote) Bernadette-874299 said: I think that, because this is a site, and we haven't actually "met" in person yet, that the general consensus is that we don't owe anybody any explanations. I don't think I've ever received a message saying "I'm not interested" after sending a message or emoticon. But, the silence speaks volumes.
I don't always send a response myself, especially, as the other ladies have mentioned, when the gentleman has clearly not read my profile, and only messaged me because he liked my photos. However, I know that it's disheartening to not get any response, even a rejection, so I'm making a point to send a message to those who were kind enough to come look at my profile, because I know that some of them took the time to actually *read* it. So, yes, there's a plethora of reasons for why people don't send responses, but don't feel like that means you need to leave CM. If it's God's will, we'll all find that special someone in His own time. :)
I completely agree with you Bernadette! I think that silence is better in the beginning...
I mean, if its maybe the start of something, and the other person simply doesn't answer, well, its much better, because nothing really started, it won't hurt. I think that's something that we learn over time in this site.