DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a male member of a popular dating website.
When I read the profile of someone I’d like to meet, I write them a personalized letter pointing out some of our common interests, adding a bit of levity where I can, suggesting we meet for coffee and conversation. Since we are both members of this group seeking the same goal — companionship — doesn’t social etiquette require some acknowledgment of receipt and a response?
Kellogg traveled from her then-home in Spring Lake for the date in Traverse City.
She was greeted in her hotel room by a bouquet of flowers from Ulrich, who later picked her up for their date: Dinner at Trattoria Stella followed by a dance performance in Interlochen."The dinner was going so well that we ended up being late for the dance performance," she said.
TRAVERSE CITY — Lindy Kellogg and her husband, Tom Ulrich, went on their first date eight years ago, but she can still recall the evening in vivid detail.Jane Austen would be aghast at the behavior of her gender in the 21st century! The Miss Austen that Miss Manners knows is uncannily alert to the subtleties in any social situation.She gave ample evidence of being familiar with the tendency of eligible ladies to put themselves forward, as well as that of eligible gentlemen to examine the field.IRL shopping, to me, is a special occasion I like to look my best for. There are certainly times when all I really want to do is get tipsy at 2 a.m.in my pajamas on the couch while wearing a face mask and eating cheese puffs and do some serious damage on Net You are wooing people who don’t know you are a drunk with cheese puffs stuck to your face mask. You’ve picked the very best pictures of yourself and you have time to erase any non-witty responses before emailing.
You usually meet in a public place, so the gentlemanly thing to do is continue the encounter, only to not follow up.