If someone e-mails you online, and you’re not interested, you do not need to write back.
If you want to acknowledge that they put the time into the e-mail, you can say, “Thanks so much for your thoughtful e-mail.
If you do feel the need to respond, keep it simple: thank, decline, wish well.
Let us know which side you take – would you respond with a “thanks but no thanks”?
Here’s what our experts say: In online dating world, even moderately attractive or seemingly successful members are showered with adoration as if they were celebrities.
Saying “no thanks” to every person who happens to wink your way seems rather tedious. You don’t know them personally, and you’re certainly not the only one they probably copy/pasted that message to. Users should focus more on attracting other members of similar core values rather than coddling those they’re just not that into.
Unfortunately, I just didn’t think we clicked the way I’d want us to, but I think you’re really great and hope to run into you again soon.” In this case, not answering is no longer an option and, in my opinion, would be rude.
You should always treat others, as you would like to be treated yourself.