WWYD? Polite reply or block?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
WWYD? Polite reply or block?
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Fri, 05-23-2003 - 12:35pm
If you had been emailing someone and received an email that caused you to feel uncomfortable - would you answer politely, "thanks, but no thanks", or would you simply block their email address?

This one guy, emailed me for the first time a week ago. We had exchanged 3 emails. He sent me his picture as I requested on Tuesday. I wasn't feeling well this week and didn't email him back right away. Then yesterday (Thursday), I took off for the day with a friend. When I got back - there was an email from him asking for the courtesy of a response. OK, perhaps that is just his way of speaking...

So I wrote back last night, telling him a bit about my day and said "I did receive your picture - thank you. You look very nice, and I appreciate your sending it to me..."

So today I get this ranting email from him, that I haven't even tried to get to know him, that I don't ask enough questions and that he expected much more from me. That I obviously don't have the time to have a relationship with anyone and I have shared nothing about myself. It went on and on...

I have asked questions, shared a little of my day with him each time I write, told him about my kids, and my dog. He has told me nothing about himself. Interesting enough, I just realized that he hasn't answered one of the questions I did ask - why he is not yet married at 53y.

I was going to write back a polite reponse - but now I am a little afraid of attracting an avalanche of emails telling me off! What would you do?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-23-2003 - 1:11pm
I would do a combo - write back saying "Thanks so much for your email. Clearly we do not have much in common. Good luck to you." Then press send and then block.
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Registered: 04-16-2003
Mon, 05-26-2003 - 11:16pm
Well, listen to this. Coming from someone who is a single mother and has been in the dating scene. If someone cannot understand that your time is limited and the time you make for them, even as little as an email, then forget em. I am serious. If I met someone who did not respect the fact that I was a single mother and only had some time for dating, then I would not give them any of my time. So, there. Just my opinion. Besides, after three emails he knows that much about you, so why is he stil emailing you then? I would simply let that one go. He sounds like a potential stalker. No, im kidding. Seriously, though. If he is demanding more of you, then tell him to find someone who has more time. Never make on line dating a priority over personal life. That is just my advice. Like I always say, NEXT! lol Sorry, but he might not be worth the time sister, and he is like 53??? NO, move on. goodluck and keep us posted!

Gail