They get scared they are going to have to go through all the same work and procedures to get you out on a second date.Or that the rest of the potential relationship is going to be such high maintenance.

Personally coming from a time where people actually had to meet in real life, there was no internet, very few people had a chance to chat with hundreds of people hundred to thousands of miles away, thus multiple connections meant the guy/gal really was a player.

Now since there is the net, a guy/gal can be chatting with 5 or so guys/gals at one time through IM.

Basically just accept it and let it be a warning about the character of those who do it.

They then suddenly show back up a week later and try to make plans then again flake the hell out. Plentyoffish is widely known as a site where people email back but don't actually meet.

Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.

Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...

I have noticed this about 10x more with guys off the internet than I do with guys in real life. I've talked to a lot of people, and it seems that this is well known. Other dating sites don't seem to be like this, but if I name one, it will probably get deleted.

I just don't understand why people think the internet gives you a right to flake out on people and not do the same things you'd do with a RL person. You don't flake out and try to make more plans fifty-six times. I've only actually met one woman from this site: she got cold feet and flaked out and made up some story about how her daughter came over and basically just blew me off in the parking lot after I had driven quite a long distance. Amy the thing about internet dating vs RL is that on the net a person can have a whole heck of a lot of fish on the line all at once.

I just don't understand why people think the internet gives you a right to flake out on people and not do the same things you'd do with a RL person. You don't flake out and try to make more plans fifty-six times. I would say they're probably nervous, and chicken out at the last second.

If it happens more than a couple times with the same person, then you probably didn't want to meet them anyway.

Its probably why many of the guys (and gals) on here are here, whether they like to admit it or not. Maybe he's working too many opportunities or maybe he's misrepersented himself somehow on his profile. The most common is that: they chicken out because they don't think you really exist they misrepresented themselves they are married/ in a relationship and playing games they don't want to get hurt prior experiences they don't think you are going to work out but aren't man enough to let you know they think it will be easier than just telling you no (male version or read/delete ...