First off, we hope everyone is enjoying a great Thanksgiving weekend! ...and sorry for the long post.
We are bringing up this topic because we are confused by a response from a couple we recently met and want to make sure we did not cross the rules of LL ettiquette, etc...also curious how you guys would respond back if you were us or how you would have interpretted the situation if you were in their shoes given our emails to them...
So here's the situation: Recently we went out and me a couple and appeared to have a solid connection (good conversation, similar interests, etc.) that we thought had some great potential. We did not play with them though because they had early plans the next morning that they menitoned upfront so we knew it was just a quick meet n greet. A couple days later, we sent an email saying we had a great time and hoped they felt the same with the hopes of meeting again. A day or so later we had noticed the email was read but no response....which is no big deal. People often just check email quickly and go back to it later when they have a chance to respond and put some thought into (which we prefer other than just a one-liner response that is more appropriate than something you would expect in a text). A day later we noticed that they closed their previously opened privates to us and (right or wrong) we interpreted that as they were no longer being interested which happens...no big deal. First question, how would you interpret the closing of the privates?
Now the story starts to get interesting....the email chain below depicts the next chain of events and left us wondering if we said or did anything wrong or should have responded differently....or if we are actually lucky in the end? ... so here it goes:
Sent: 11/20/2012 8:35:04 AM
Subject: No worries
I guess the closing of your private pics was a polite way of saying "no thank you." No worries. However, if we misinterpretted that, just let us know. You guys are a nice couple and we wish you nothing but the best!
Sent: 11/22/2012 12:50:50 PM
Subject: Re: No worriesWell, you guessed wrong. Crazy set of emails though…thanks. You guys were really cool to meet. Good luck in your search. Best, XYZ
Sent: 11/22/2012 8:02:46 PM
Subject: Re: No worries
Well we noticed you had closed your privates to us and had not heard back so logically thought something was amiss...we thought there was a good connection. If that is not the case and there is a simple explanation, that's cool as we mentioned in our previous email. :) We had a great time with you guys as well so if somehow there was a cross connect or misinterpretation, please let us know as we'd like to get to know you both more. :)
Hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Then we get this latest response............
Hmmmm. Logical does not apply to those who are completely insecure. You were completely aware of our travel plans. We hid nothing from you, however, somehow, you decided for us that we were not responding quickly because it had something to do with YOU. I apologize, but, not everything has to do with you. Again, our decision to close our privates after you met the genuine article and had an opportunity to move this along to a more interesting situation, seemed, well, appropriate to us. Since you can somehow "read" our minds and determine the intentions of our actions without our input puts us in a situation where we are diametrically opposed to each other. Just a piece of advice: relax. This whole thing is supposed to be fun. Anxious pressure really does not work for confident people like us. As we said before, enjoy your search for couples in and around the Denver area.