For a while I've been playing with online dating sites. I don't pay for any and I don't use a picture which might explain some of this. I also use craigslist where I will email, but don't post a picture. I'm wondering why it seems like I'm often initiating. When I get a response the dialog just drops off. That can also happen when the girls happen to start the process. I've noticed this in person too. I might have an ok time...good enough to consider another date...and we might converse a little afterward, but then the girl disappears. I don't think I'm being too slow. I've been complimented on freely giving out my contact info and nicely asking people to do something simple and fun. Is this purely a numbers game I have to play until we happen to match? I'm open to just gaining a friend too. I don't need to marry the girl. Are the girls being too uptight about the process?
I don't really like online dating. I prefer in person even though it can be more awkward. There just aren't enough activities where I can find someone suitable and I don't always have the time when there happens to be an activity.