11) Busy lives It sounds like the worst excuse ever but sometimes people are genuinely busy, so the reason this hasn’t converted into a face-to-face meetup is because work keeps getting in the way.
12)Too shy It’s virtually impossible to judge someone’s character solely from speaking to them over an app or website.
44% of those who had used dating apps/sites behind their partners’ backs also admitted to going further than ‘window shopping and actually met up with people off sites/apps too.
2) Loneliness Sometimes people simply need someone else to talk to, to combat their loneliness, but it goes no further than that.
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This person you’re speaking to might be incredibly shy and anxious about meeting up, so that could be why it’s taking a while for it to happen.
13) He/she doesn’t look like their photo in real-life The dreaded catfish!
It’s sad but sometimes true – perhaps the conversation with the person you like is nothing more than an ego-boost for them. If someone is only messaging you when they’ve admitted they’re out with friends, or asking you for photos but not sending any in return, don’t fall into the trap of being entertainment for their mates.
7) Back-up plan A reason that penpal style dating scenarios don’t develop into real-life meet ups is that sometimes the other person has already pigeon-holed you as a back-up plan If things don’t work out with someone else.