>In the online dating world, there seem to be two schools of thought when one receives a communication from a person they are not interested in dating.
One is to send a polite, “No thanks. Best of luck in your search!”
The other, to which I adhere, is to do nothing.
Most folks don’t take rejection well and the lower the apparent IQ, the worse the rejection is handled usually. Since I’m of a mind not to kick a sleeping bear, if possible, I silently thank the person for their interest and wish them the best. Never do I let them know I acknowledged the communication. I really don’t need an angry email simultaneously trying to plead their dating case and telling me I’m a bitch. Of course, said emails will be riddled with spelling errors and grammar catastrophes and my brain can’t handle an increased awareness of atrocious writing skills.