In my quest to cure myself of the disease that is Jdate through extreme overexposure, I've continued to email many, many women. I think I'm up to around eighty something emails in the past few days. With increased marketing, comes increased sales, though, and I actually started to get SOME responses. My batting average was hovering somewhere around that of a spastic little leaguer who only gets more at bats than he should because his father's plumbing supply business sponsors the team.
A handful of responses have gone no further than a word or two. They're what I call "courtesy responses." I'll email a woman, and she'll write back, "Cute," or "LOL," and that's it. I just assume that what I wrote made them laugh or smile enough that they decided to let me know as much, but they're not really that interested...or they're incapable of keeping a conversation going. Either way, it ain't good for me.
The next type of responses I've been getting are the "three and out" responses. These are the women who make an effort to answer my questions, and ask some of their own, but for some inexplicable reason they disappear after no more than 3 emails back and forth. I'm usually left wondering if they just got bored. But these are generally women who are ALWAYS online so I can't imagine that boredom is something with which they're unfamiliar.
Then there are the "phone phobic" women. These are the women who disappear once you ask for a phone number. They seem genuinely interested, and sometimes even shower me with praise, but once I ask for the digits, they're gone. I think they just enjoy the online "excitement" of viewing, and IMing, and so on, but for whatever reason would prefer not to make the experience real...Or maybe they just don't want to make the experience real with me.
At one point I was communicating back and forth with around 12 different women. That number has dwindled down to two, as the others have disappeared into Jdate oblivion. I got both of these women's phone numbers, and left voice mails for each a couple of days ago. Still no call back from either one.
So the question is do I count these two against my batting average, or are they like walks where the at bats don't even get recorded? Either way, T-ball here I come again.