We had such a good connection…” To that end, we’ve laid out some of your most pressing etiquette questions—and got the right way to handle them according to experts.
Q: If someone contacts you and you’re not interested, do you owe the person a response?
“I call that ‘poofing’ and it’s really nasty,” says Lasky. This person deserves the same courtesy you’d give anyone who made an extra effort to meet you.
Q: At what point in dating is it still OK to end things by email and when do you owe them more, like a phone call or face-to-face?
Q: Is it OK to ask detailed questions like “Where do you work? After meeting and deciding that there is interest on both sides, however, it’s fine to let those questions fly—just keep in mind that your effort to get to know each other better doesn’t require nitty gritty specifics. A: Since it was your very first face-to-face, it’s possible your date didn’t feel sparks flying either—in which case it’s fine for you both to just fade away.