Anyone who’s dabbled in online dating has been in this position. You’ve found a good match — a box-ticker. They’re attractive, smart, funny, and they share your bizarre love of antique teacups. What’s more, when you message them they reply! Who knew online dating could be so easy?
You reply in earnest. But then there is an ominous silence. Hours pass; then days. Your initial excitement is replaced with disappointment. After all, there can only be so many great matches and this guy or girl certainly seemed to be one of them.
At this stage the temptation to message them again can be pretty strong, but you may be hesitant to do so at the risk of seeming desperate. The question therefore is, should you email an unresponsive match?