We have already discovered and experienced a lot of online dating trends already. Some of them are positive, but most trends are something that you would definitely want to avoid. Let’s add “Cricketing” to our list of negative trends that we need to avoid doing.
Most Of Us Are Guilty Of Cricketing
You may not be aware of it, but a lot of us have already done “cricketing” in the past. We may have even done it just last week. The situation was just given a name, but it is something that we repeat over and over again, especially in the workplace.
Cricketing happens when you send a message to one person or a group of people only for your message to be left unread or not replied to. Hence, the term “crickets” is in play. Have you ever brushed off a message or an email for days, weeks, or even months? Then you are guilty.
How Does Cricketing Affect My Dating Life
When you are online dating, it is absolutely essential for you to remain active. For example, if you add someone as a contact and send them a message, they are likely to expect you to reply promptly to their response. It would be downright rude to reply after a week or even after five days. Cricketing makes your potential date think that:
1. You are not interested.
Of course someone will think that you are no longer interested in them if it takes you a few days to reply to one message. No one will wait for your messages, remember this. Everyone does not like the feeling of being left hanging.
2. Dating is not a priority for you.
You may have other things that are more important in your life. If your date thinks this, then it’s likely that he or she will conclude that you are not looking for a serious relationship.