So either say nothing (you don’t even know this person – you are not obligated to respond), or simply say, ‘I don’t think we’re a match, but thanks for the email.’ I think it’s important to note, though, that rejection can be a good thing!
If I hadn’t been told ‘I’m not interested’ by various men I’ve liked over the years, I wouldn’t have found the love of my life.
You send off a digital epistle, a perfectly worded blend of snark and flirtatiousness ("Oh, my God, I like 'Witch House' too.
We are totally meant to be.") Hours later, you log in again and notice that your Match has viewed your profile and chosen not to respond. Rejection hurts; studies show it can actually stoke the pain nodes in your brain.
THIS MONTH: “Is there a good way to say ‘Thanks, but I’m not interested’ to someone that messaged you? ” Check out how the dating experts responded after the jump.
“In online dating world, even moderately attractive or seemingly successful members are showered with adoration as if they were celebrities.
Many people remain a little too hopeful and look for excuses as to why someone might not reply to their contact. And an absence of a response means that there isn’t enough interest to encourage the response. Reverse the situation and imagine someone you were interested in contacted you. The rule is that when one person is interested in another, they’ll respond in a timely fashion.