Pen pal and dating
How often does this happen to people who we met in real life?
You liked somebody, asked for their phone number or Facebook, and just never called or wrote? It’s nice to collect almost-dates as virtual friends — you once wanted to meet, but then you didn’t — if they have something in common with you and remain a source of inspiration even if they are still strangers.
Maybe another almost-date shares a band you never knew before and you fall in love with.
Maybe in the end also some things just weren’t meant to be.
It’s an advantage for lonely people to have an almost-date pen pal on Whats App, who distracts you on boring work days and sends you photos of the landscapes around them.
Sometimes an almost-date may even make your day by sending you a compliment and encourage you in your single-life to do things by yourself.
Some people weren’t ready yet, others were meant to be met in real life, by chance, another day in the future.
If you’re looking for a girlfriend, then lets get clear on how to use online dating to get that result. It’s never a good thing to play games with your pictures. Let women see what you look like and be upfront about it.A quite pretty woman who lives in another country wrote to me on Ok Cupid a while back.She seemed VERY excited that I wrote back at all, even though I wrote back more out of courtesy than interest — I wrote a simple thank you — and now it seems that she is hoping to be long-distance pen pals with the hope of something growing from that, and get to know me the old-fashioned way, with letters in the mail. In the immortal words of Keanu Reeves in the iconic surfer-bro-criminal-love-story Point Break: "Vaya con Dios, brah." If that's too vague of a breakup message for you, then a simple, "That's sweet of you, but I don't have time to start a cross-country pen pal relationship. There's a sort of unspoken law on internet dating sites that says if a person replies to your message, that means they are interested in you, even if what your message actually meant was, "Thanks for the compliment about my clavicle!