This remark was unnecessary and uncalled for.
Do you think it would be asking too much to say something positive to a young woman who has just joined the site and is interested in meeting a young man?
"Dont believe anything you hear and only half of what you see" So many people give an opinion without foundation.
I have 9 daughters and everyone of them graduated from College. In addition some teach at the University of Minnesota. I for one have the hightest respect to women who have reached out to get what was available to them Bravo!
Having said that I aplaude the educated woman because she does not shoot from the hip, rather makes an informed and shall I say intelligent response.
If you wish to review your Bio, I placed a message on a site called "Hughly Detailed or short and mysterious. You might get a few ideas.
God love and I wish you all the joy and happiness you seek
Clearly, you face a unique uphill struggle given that you seem to be living on a small island in the Caribbean for the next couple of years. I would never recommend that a guy attempt to initiate correspondence with an emote. Messages are always and everywhere better, not to mention more likely to be successful. However, your situation is sufficiently unique that I can't say I begrudge a guy sending an emote just to sort of figure out if there's any potential you would be willing to face the geographic challenges (temporary though they be). So in short, send back an emote for an emote. Maybe then you'll get a message. Ignore the views with no follow up, but also know that the number thereof is going to fall precipitously in short order (unless you continuously upload new pictures). The influx is a 'sign up bonus' one might say - an artifact of having your profile show up on the log in screens among the new members.
I'm not a big fan of emotes. If I see someone I like or something cool I will send a personal message.
Good luck on your studies; your mother must be very proud!!
My ex was/IS a very intelligent woman, and I ALWAYS appreciated, embraced, and respected that about her, and God willing a future mate will be as well - but if not, well that's fine too, as long as she is a good Soul, and loves God.
Christina, Welcome to CM! Patience first, and trust God... he may still be leading your guy to CM or someplace else to meet you. Contrary to the other comments about successes here, I've been encouraged by the ones that do occur more than those that don't... and I know of one seeming about to burst into bloom even now! And I personally feel that God has granted me my own glimpse (she offered me a cuppa Joe :) of what He plans for me.
Lastly, I agree that responding to emotes is a good thing. Perhaps just saying "thanks for (whatever)" and follow with a question if you're interested. And I think it's perfectly okay to initiate a contact. There are a LOT of folks on CM, and you may see/notice some fellow who just hasn't 'seen' you yet - but you may be just the one he's looking for.
You have my prayers, respect, and Best Wishes!. Study hard - true to your Faith and your Heart.
If anyone has advice, comments, or has personal experience with this anything would be appreciated. Thanks :)
My niece, my oldest brothers daughter who is in the San Antonio area is about your age.