I have been using an online dating website that has been totally working to my benefit and I've been talking to some cool people. However, some guys have been messaging me and I have chosen not to respond for various reasons (they don't interest me regarding age, attractiveness, or match). One person in particular has been persistent in messaging me and I have not responded whatsoever. Is this wrong of me, i. e. should I at least acknowledge him even though I have absolutely no intentions of pursuing any kind of relationship/friendship with him? Also, how has online dating worked to your benefit?
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You don't owe anyone anything on online dating. Etiquette would say that he is the one who should stop messaging you after the first couple didn't receive a reply, but he obviously doesn't know/care. Will telling him outright that you're not interested stop his messages? Maybe, but if he is really an obsessive person it could also make him blow up at you (e. g., the cliche "why are you such a stuck up b*tch" type message... I'm proud to say despite many girls not writing me back I've never written anything like that). Most dating sites have a blocking feature, so you could always utilize that too if it's really starting to turn to harassment.
So yeah, you don't owe anyone anything on online dating, so whether or not you acknowledge him is up to you.0