The dating scene has certainly changed. Courting is either a forgotten art or it seems to simply be rushed. Some folks think that steps can be skipped, if you like someone you can just jump at the opportunity to start a romance without knowing much about a person.
Subtle and obvious hints are often ignored by the interested party. The reliance on smartphones does not help strangers either. Not knowing if someone is busy or just doesn’t want to talk can be contributed to not getting a response right away.
Although this may be the case for some people, if the initial encounter got on a rocky start chances are it’s not going to work out. Better to cut losses and learn from the experience. Yet, some people do not seem to be on the same page. If a guy named Rob had just acted like a gentleman with good intentions, he may have had better luck.
Rob and Erica met at a bar the night before. They had friends in common.
Erica found Rob to be nice enough, good looking, and friendly. They started chatting and Rob kept giving her drinks. Erica got drunk enough to give out her number. Before her friends got her a cab home, she had made out with Rob.
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The next day Erica noticed she got a new text message from the guy she met the night before.
She didn’t remember giving her number out last night. Plus she had a rule not to give out her information out before knowing someone better. And getting drunk with a guy was not her definition of potential dating material.
Erica put her cell phone away and decided to sleep off the hangover.
But her phone kept beeping with new texts. Rob kept writing weird things like he felt “honoured” to get her number or how he wanted to get together right away.
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His texts were beginning to creep her out. This was not what she wanted.
So she decided to just ignore his texts. He would understand her silence meant she was not interested.
Rob didn't seem to take a hint when she did not text back.
Erica hoped that by not texting him, she was letting him down gently.