Evening standard online dating
In the worst cases, they will visibly "read" your message and fail to respond.
After a while, you might give up on the ghost ("Good riddance", you think) and start talking to someone else.
The co-founder of internet dating giant Ok Cupid, Christian Rudder, recently announced in his blog that his company ‘doesn’t really know what it’s doing’ when it comes to matchmaking.
This might have dismayed his clients, but it backs up what psychologists have been saying for some time about dating sites: that despite being easy to use and offering endless choice, they do a fairly poor job of steering us towards people we might actually like.
“All these very casual ways of reaching out and contacting people, I think it gives [people] permission to say: Hey, the risk is very low.
Consider how we make decisions about people in the real world.
If you are introduced to someone at a party, you know pretty quickly whether you’re interested in them, or whether you have enough in common to want to see them again.
She’s not going to curse me out on the phone and hurt my feelings.
She’s just going to ignore my text message.” But what if you are the zombie?