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Joined: 6/5/2006
Msg: 29
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Ahhhh, the Senate, also known as the Witless Protection Program.

Mr. Mxyzptlk, you seem to have been raised in a household where manners were taught. I agree with you that the Read/Deleted is akin to walking away. I have encountered a few of those in real life but not as often as the Read/Deleted thing. The anonymity of the computer world allows people to be rude without repercussion and these days, manners seem to be flying out the window.

As for not responding because of someone's look or profile, well, i met my significant other online and neither my picture nor my profile really held anything that she was looking for but out of politeness and curiosity, she chatted with me. Well, we hit it off and for the past six years, have had an amazing relationship. This relationship is still going strong and the trust and devotion continues to build.

i am a trucker living in Ontario. I travel to Dieppe every week, spend a day or two here, then return home. My desire on here is to meet a few friends who i can have coffee and chat with to pass the time while waiting for a load. How many of you have been in a situation where you know absolutely nobody? There is only so much time you can spend wandering around the mall or watching TV. Sure makes the time drag. I clearly state in my profile that i am not looking for a relationship, just a friend for a coffee and chat.

I try to be very polite when initiating contact with someone but this doesn't always work. I came upon one profile that was interesting and amusing although a little negative so i sent the lady an e-mail complimenting her on her profile. She promptly replies, cussing me out in no uncertain terms for being a cheater and that i was a low-life, etc. She then proceeded to inform me that i was being blocked....LOL... with encouragement like that, she need not have worried about further contact. But i do have to say, the "Lady" did respond and make her position perfectly clear. Despite the cussing out, i did appreciate the fact that she took the time to answer.

Joined: 10/14/2006
Msg: 30
Posted: 12/15/2006 2:32:37 PM
u hit it right on the head fauz
Joined: 9/15/2006
Msg: 31
Posted: 12/15/2006 2:40:05 PM
It is polite to reply to someone who puts effort into their messages. I have seen a few times, messages that simply say "U R HOT". To me that is the least amount of effort someone can put into a message, infact they couldnt be bothered to spell out the entire words. Does this deserve a response?

Should I spend a few minutes thanking them for their email and explaining that unfortunately they lack the social skills I require in a mate? Most would agree, probably not, as its similar to a guy coming up to a woman and being very abrupt and distasteful. At that point she would be encouraged to simply walk away.

So I guess in sumation, it is up to each individual to make that call. But certainly not every email is going to get a response from me.
Joined: 7/31/2006
Msg: 32
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Posted: 12/17/2006 9:53:31 AM
One of the many difference between the NET and Real Life is that here you can list your interestes and if you drink, smoke, what you like to do or not do etc. As do fake pictures or no pictures or old pictures and so on and so forth.
Snap judgements run rampant.
In real life it takes quite awhile to really get to know a person. And the older I get, personally, the less I really want to know!

If any of you have taken the time to peruse my profile one of my interests listed is seeing how many people I can to BLOCK me in one day!

And the real matter of the fact is that I have a rather unique sense of humor, and most don't get it ... so like I say in my profile don't be offended, be off with ye!
 Dj Asid Rayne
Joined: 8/12/2006
Msg: 33
Posted: 4/1/2007 1:16:57 AM
You know I do somethind quick and easy. I have a windows note pad open with a couple of quick responses handy that I can copy and paste. Like " Thank for your interest I'd love to chat" or something like that. I don't get an overwhelming amout of emails but I can see where some of the super attractive people might. In that situation it would get a little overwhelming to respond to everyone. So try the note pad copy and paste trick. Atleast your being polite and still not wasting your time.
Just an idea that works for me.
I think it's really important to respond to everyone because lets face it some of us get enough rejection in the real world.
Best of luck to everyone and happy fishing.
Joined: 1/16/2007
Msg: 34
Posted: 4/1/2007 6:56:52 AM
yeah i see that sometimes too! oh well i say.
Joined: 12/14/2008
Msg: 35
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Posted: 4/20/2009 2:47:07 PM
Should I spend a few minutes thanking them for their email and explaining that unfortunately they lack the social skills I require in a mate?

Nah. Just create a template saying that and copy and paste it to many people who initiate contact with 3-5 words. They spent all of 3 seconds sending you that email so you shall do the same. lol
Joined: 10/31/2008
Msg: 36
Posted: 4/23/2009 7:52:48 AM
How about Read but NOT deleted...This has happened to me twice this week. Someone contacts ME, I write back then absolutely NOTHING. If someone has the courage to make first contact, why back off from being truthful after they apparantly change their mind. I don't think I will ever understand the workings of the male mind.
Joined: 12/18/2006
Msg: 37
Posted: 4/23/2009 8:56:43 AM
And they think WE'RE the complicated ones!
Joined: 8/1/2008
Msg: 38
Posted: 5/14/2009 7:36:16 AM
Read/Deleted is a big piss off to me cause than a week later you'll get an email back! it sould be read and reply. lol like come on
Joined: 3/21/2009
Msg: 39
Posted: 5/17/2009 12:50:51 PM
lmao...that is the most GODDAMN FUNNIEST THING I read today!!

Why would I want to get an email that says "Sorry, not interested", which means "Sorry, you ugly bast***, you is one ugly dog faced critter.

You made my day....although, on a sobering note, is that why people read/delete me? LOL Well, that was a short-lived happy moment!
Joined: 11/19/2007
Msg: 40
Posted: 5/18/2009 9:40:07 AM
I thin that read delete is the cowards way out, yes I will be honest as I have been guilty of it a couple times. but for sexual emails yes I do.

I just think it is funny, if you where face to face with me( is what I think) you would be having a great conversation and laughing. However on here. they have no Idea, I am not a net person at all, I cannot type my emotions and by this it makes it very hard to get ahead. etc etc , but I dont worry to much I reply with a comment. and of course no matter what, it is there loss not mine.

for some reason I keep thinking hmmm she will be worried about being treated as a trophy and have an affair with time., just because he was cute...muhahahahaha ok it made sense to me. lol
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