There is always a hesitation on what, if anything to respond. Women have responded with "no thank you, not interested" only to be met with a barrage of questions about "why" and a load of defensiveness.
Not responding is not playing games. Responding, stringing you along, and then blowing you off . . . THAT is playing games. We are all different people with different personalities and different ways of handling things. Not responding IS a response, especially if all is sent is an emotigram. This subject has come up many times and there are just as many people who would prefer no response than a rejection of "not interested."
I do not always respond. Just as I may meet someone in a social setting. If you smile at me, I may just smile back and then move on. The moving on is my visual clue that I am not interested in contact, you do not get that visual clue on a website. So it is a crap shoot.
On a side note, I too have made contact with men who have not responded and mine was not just an emotigram, but an actual email with a comment or question I do not take it personally, I move on.
I think a lot of people don't want to hurt some ones feelings. Some people just don't care. Others are grossed out right away and can't wait to pass this one by. I would have thought that by this age, that people would be more considerate and not play the games, but some never grow up!!! It's really that simple. And some just flat out lie about who they are and try to get an easy ride??? Just remember that soul-mates are rare. We are gifted if we find one, so looking for a second......we are truly Blessed to find a 2nd. Sometimes, we have to just leave it in God's hands. And at what point we do that, I don't know. You can make some nice friends though even if it doesn't go any further romantically and you just don't click that way.
pretty name. I agree. You said it better than me a few commentaries before. The question is, are women also ready to accept a younger man?
I am not sure. I guess it depends on the individual woman. I know there are women who won't date younger men at all, and that is their personal comfort zone that should be respected. For me, it has a lot to do with maturity and same stage of life as adults, so if the man is a few years younger than me, that is not a problem in my view.
If it is more than 10 years, people tend to be in different stages of life and it gets more difficult to relate to each other. If you've entered adulthood in a different era, your outlook tends to be a bit different from that of the other person.