When you don’t hear back from someone who you thought could be a potential connection, they could actually be doing you a favor.
A couple of years ago, when I was dealing with a fair amount of family "stuff," I had to postpone a scheduled first date sort of at the last minute.
Not a wonderful thing to do, but not a crime either. They cordially correspond with a guy, maybe chat on the phone, and decide - as they have every right to - that they don't want to pursue things.
Or perhaps we met once, didn't have a great date and thought it was OK to politely go our separate ways, only to find that the other person thought a trip to Paris and marriage was on tap for the next date.(A brief aside: another weirdness of internet dating is how many convicted felons there are out there - male and female.
I guess I would have thought once you hit 50, committing a felony wouldn't be on anyone's bucket list, but I've met several women who have dated recently-convicted felons, and I have dated two, one of whom was wearing her court-ordered ankle bracelet on our date.)But back to the hurt feelings.