Busy. We're all busy. Busy, busy. But if someone is seriously excited about getting to know you and turning this into a real-life encounter versus just a way to waste time online, be very wary of the person who allows more than two days to slide without responding. Vacations away from computers aside, more likely than not he has his hands full with other girls. When and if he does come back, it's probably because the others fell through and you were his fifth or sixth choice. You were the "she wasn't all that bad, I guess" fall back. Yeah. Not really the kind of love story you want to tell your children one day.
5.) You have to be the one to suggest a meet-up
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A first message is great. A follow-up message with no mention of a meet-up? OK. But if you've completed three rounds and he still hasn't even hinted at seeing you then it might be time to end this quasi-flirt session. As tempting as it may be to take matters into your own hands and suggest coffee or something, we follow the same set of rules for online dating as we do real world dating. Wait for him to ask you out. It may sound silly or old-fashioned, but whenever we've had to be the aggressor we've scored artful excuses or "hey buddy!" gestures that make us feel so much less hot than we actually are. And who has time for that? 12 Relationship Red Flags