Is it normal to go dark for the holidays?


Is it normal to go dark for the holidays?

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    December 27, 2018 at 8:49 am #191705
    Is it normal to go dark for the holidays?

    +50 here….new to online dating, but I was trading messages with two women who seemed interested in me. They both went dark on Christmas eve and haven’t responded yet. Obviously not going to double message them. Is this common practice, because 1. people get busy during the holidays 2. they don’t want to look desperate or something ?

    December 27, 2018 at 11:33 pm #191730

    It may be they are simply busy visiting with family and friends during the holidays.
    Generally speaking if a person is not in a relationship they don’t include (new people) in holiday plans.

    If you haven’t heard from them by January 7th it’s okay to send them a short message.
    All you need to do is say you hope they had a wonderful holiday season or ask them how was their holiday?
    Depending on your past exchanges it might be a good time to set up a lunch date in the near future.

    In the mean time you should be keeping your options open by communicating with (other women).
    Since no one is in an exclusive/committed relationship it’s possible these women could be dating other guys.

    Online dating is similar to job hunting. A company posts an ad to attract candidates.
    On the flip side candidates post their resume on job boards with the hope of being contacted.
    Both of them interview with numerous candidates or companies until an offer is made and accepted.
    It’s a process…