I'm relatively new to the online dating world and am went into it pretty casually. I'm not looking to find the love of my life -- just someone to go on dates with now and then.
A few weeks ago a received a fantastic email from a very cute guy. The email was creative and showed that he really put some thought into it. More than that, he seemed to have tons of the qualities I'm looking for in a guy and we seemed to have quite a bit in common. So I emailed him back and two days later got a response that again told me "this guy has potential." In his second email he alluded to wanting to hang out, and in his third he outright asked me to meet up going as far as to list times that he was free and suggest a few potential spots. I wrote back saying that I'd love to meet up and telling him when I was free and then... nothing. I haven't heard from him in a week.
I know that in the past week he's been busy having started school and from what I can tell, not been online too much. I understand that there are a million things that can get in the way of 'moving forward' (i.e. emailing someone back, going on a date with them), and that he has no obligation to me after only a few emails, but I'm dying to know what happened. He was obviously interested, even if only for a short period of time. He contacted me first, was forward about wanted to get to know me in his emails, and he asked me out. So why do I feel so duped?!
I think I already know the answer to this but, should I email him again? Is it worth reaching out with something very short?