Men “like” women on dating apps as though they are on steroids.
Basically, men “like” masses of women on dating apps.
He does it to fulfill the numbers.
Yes, he plays the numbers game on dating apps.
He “likes” as many dating profiles as he can in the hopes of getting a few matches in return.
Men in comparison to women on dating apps get nowhere near the same volume of interest signals and matches.
As a result, many of them resort to playing the numbers game.
He “likes” as many dating profiles as he can in the hopes of getting a few of those women to match with him.
Once she does, he is in a position where he can choose to talk to her or not.
Being that he was playing the numbers game to begin with, swiping right or “liking” indiscriminately, he takes a moment to consider whether he wants to respond to the woman.
When he doesn’t look at her as attractive enough, he passes on her.
For you, his “like” was an indication of interest.
For him, it was one of many “likes” he has been sending out indiscriminately to almost every woman on a dating app.
He prioritizes the matches from women he deems to be the most attractive.
These are the ones he messages.
Should he not deem you as attractive as he would like, he doesn’t message you or ignores your message to him.
It’s cold, I know.
But for lots of men on dating apps, they believe this method of playing the numbers is their only choice, given how lopsided it is when it comes to what gender receives the most interest signals and matches on a dating app.
Most men choose not to talk to you based on your looks, but there are a small percentage of men who choose not to talk to you on the basis of what you wrote in your bio.
When he was swiping right or “liking” indiscriminately, he never took the time to read what you had to say in your dating profile.
Now that you two have matched, he gets to take a closer look at it.
Should there be something the doesn’t like, he won’t talk to you.
This is a small percentage of men, but they exist.
Again, the majority of men choose not to talk to you based on your looks.
In not talking to you, he has put you on the back burner.
This means that he hasn’t completely written you off.
Should his conversations with women he deems to be more attractive fail in the next few weeks, he is going to reconsider you and backtrack.
It isn’t uncommon for women to receive belated messages from men who “liked” their dating profile several weeks earlier.
Of course, this isn’t a good situation for the woman.
It means that you are not his preferred choice.
In responding to him, you would only be risking him disappearing on you when someone better or more attractive comes along.