Ever talk with a guy on RJ for a while. . . someone you really like. . . and then he vanishes?

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    Jul 23, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
    Just curious as to what you guys think, if you've had similar experiences, and if it bothers you.

    For a few months, I communicated with a guy on here. Actually, after a week or two, we exchanged personal e-mails and communicated that way--and also IM.

    For the first six weeks or so, we e-mailed each other every day, or every other day. Nothing overt or sexual, really -- a little flirty every now and then, but that's it. Mostly we would talk about our personal lives, our work, families, thoughts on religion, politics, etc. He would share his poetry with me, which I liked, and I would share some of my environmental columns, etc. I thought we had developed a friendship.

    Then he started communicating less and less and eventually a couple weeks would go by before I'd hear back from him -- and then, he wouldn't answer at all and we fell out of touch.

    A similar thing happened recently, and the funny thing is that my new friend WAS flirty and sweet and interested -- and he too went away. No falling out, no argument about anything. He just stopped writing.

    Obviously, I know stuff like this happens all the time -- people get busy and things drop off the radar. But I was wondering what you guys think when this happens to you.



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    Jul 23, 2009 11:13 PM GMT
    I frown and then take them off my buddy list.
  • silverfox

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    Jul 23, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    It's the internet. It ain't real until you meet.
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    Jul 23, 2009 11:34 PM GMT
    Take your pick..

    - Fake profile. Bored person looking for a temporary pen pal.

    - Found a new boyfriend or job or drug to occupy his time.

    - Existing boyfriend found out, jealously ensues.

    - Spammer.

    - Leech looking for a sponsor, but found another prospect.
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    Jul 23, 2009 11:34 PM GMT



    WELL, THAT'S JUST RUDE!