Because reproduction poses a greater risk to females, they have evolved to be more cautious and judicious during interactions with males.
Other Factors Influencing First Contact Hitsch and colleagues (2010) also found that: them in terms of attractiveness.
He tried newspaper personals, which requires making abbreviations to fit into two-inch boxes, and video dating where one would watch VHS videos of people’s profiles and contact them. But Web Personals featured large photos and a whole page of text per profile.
Each of these things may account for their failure to reply.
Given this, and the normal etiquette of online interaction, if you don’t receive a response to a first message, keep trying with others.
Surely, one of the things any online dater would want to know is what type of first contact message is most likely to draw a positive response.
Should it be humorous, should it be factual, or should you just introduce yourself?
(Nowadays we all take dynamic web pages for granted, but they wanted to track web visitors clicking from page to page for online shopping opportunities, as Conru also invented the online shopping cart.) In 1994, Conru came up with a way to pass a user ID from page to page and then look up the user information from a database and customize web pages dynamically (image below from their user manual).
“While we take it for granted today that websites change dynamically based on who you were, in the early days, websites were just static pages, everyone saw the same thing,” said Conru.
You’ve found a dating site you want to use, and you’ve created a profile, complete with your most flattering photos.
The next stage is either to sit and wait to be contacted by a potential date, or to look through the site and proactively start sending messages to potential dates yourself.
Even relatively impersonal responses such as simply saying "no, thank you," with no explanation are considered acceptable.
Some people using online dating sites may not look at their messages that often or may have found someone and left the dating site altogether, even though their profile is still present.
“They went the complete opposite way with only one photo.” Web Personals took two months to build, was written in C , and had the ability to track users from page to page.