nce upon a time there was a young woman who was very lonely and very tired of her family asking if she was dating anyone (because the answer was always, 'no'). So, being of sound mind and optimistic out-look, she signed up for an online dating site.
Within six months, she had met a lot of people, men and women both, but none had held her interest, nor she theirs. Many simply stopped responding to her messages and, after the one meet-up she did gather her courage to go on ended poorly, she was fairly certain she wanted to cancel her account.
So she planned to, once the month was up.
And then, something strange happened. She met a nice young man from the air force. They talked and discovered that they had many things in common: interests and values and other important things that made her smile when she read his messages.
They didn't message daily, both being busy adults, but it had been almost a week since she had heard from him. The month was coming to a close, and she was still planning on canceling her account. So when she received an email from him saying that he was sorry for the lack of correspondence, that he had simply been super busy, she was more than please to respond with a message that said, in essence, i'm glad you were just busy, i'm canceling my account, here is my private email address, please email me,
before she went ahead and canceled her account.
Then she waited.
It occurred to her on day four that the website may
have deleted all of the messages she had ever sent, including the last one that had her email address in it.
So, being rather clever, she decided to try to look him up on facebook, and send him a quick message, just in case. Yeah, she felt creepy, but you know... cute guy.
She did find him and, feeling even more creepy, sent him a message, just basically saying, hi, in case they deleted my messages, i canceled my account. so... hi :)
She was hopeful, but again, nothing.
For many days.
And, as one's mind is likely to do when one is waiting for something that one is trying not to want, she began to construct various possible scenarios as to what may have happened to keep him from getting back to her:( Scenarios 1-5Collapse )