It's interesting. On Jdate, you can either show when you are online--and that way folks can IM you--or you can hide when you're online. I usually keep my online status hidden. I'm not sure why--it feels a little uncomfortable to me to be so "out there." Even though I'm not sure what's so "out there" about letting people know I'm currently logged onto Jdate. Chalk it up to part of my shyness, I guess.
The thing is--and Loverville alerted me to this fact--when you hide your online status, very few people view your profile. So every once in a while, I put myself "Online" for a few minutes, and I get viewed by a bunch of guys, and almost always I'll get IMs, emails, and flirts out of it. Last night, I checked my "Viewed your profile" folder after being "Online" for a few minutes, and oh!!! Oh, there was this guy who'd never shown up in my searches before, even though he fit my criteria. He's so cute, and he seems literate, funny, sensitive, genuine, but also fun. I haven't been so excited by a profile in a while. So I emailed him. And I waited.
We'll have to call him Please Oh Please, because that's what I was thinking while waiting to see if he would write back. And he did, this morning. I was so psyched! So I saw he was "Online," and I IM-ed him. He didn't respond. Then he went offline. But Jdate tells me he read my message.
So. Will Please Oh Please (hee, should we call him POP?) write back again? Or will I wind up wondering what went wrong now?
I want POP to write me back...Please oh please!?
Update: Ugh. POP keeps logging in without writing back for a second time--doesn't look good. It's frustrating, because I just sense we'd be a great match. I'm everything he says he's looking for! Grumble.