I decided to change my strategy this week. Erin commented on a previous post about a single male friend of hers who is similarly frustrated, and shared the form letter that he has started using. I blatantly copied it, made a few minor tweaks, and started sending it out. Here it is:
I’ll be honest. Crafting specific, unique messages to ladies who can’t be bothered to perform the basic courtesy of writing back is a waste of my time. After a few dozen, I’ve decided to quit.
So, you get a form letter where I say, “I think you’re interesting and I would like to know more about you. Please read my profile, and then kindly observe the social contract to write me back, even if it’s only to say ‘no thanks’.”
Have a great day.
I sent this letter to ten ladies this week. I did not waste my time on winks or flirts.
Seven of the ten read my e-mail. One responded. She said:
I am sure you are a really nice guy, but your e-mail came off as very bitter and angry. In the future, you might want to try not punishing women you’d like to get to know for the mistakes of other women. Thanks for the e-mail, but no thanks.
I sent her a brief reply, thanking her for being kind enough to actually respond. I guess she’s blocking me, because she never read it.
It seems as though my various approaches all net the same results. Not sure what I’ll do next week.