Once a girl replies to you, how long do you wait before you reply? The potential issues as I see them:
I've only tried one site, but it only lets you read messages if you're logged in. If the girl sees you've been online, but haven't replied, it could appear you're playing games... I therefore tend to wait until I have a few email notifications before I log back into the site and reply.
The higher the rating on the HB scale, the longer they take to reply...
In the day of Blackberry phones and the like, is there really an excuse for taking time to reply? I totally realise that, if you reply really soon, it looks like you don't have a life outside of the Internet - not good... But, we've all got Iphones these days...
Is there any argument to say that you should always reply really quickly, making sure your reply is well thought out and witty? If the girl wants to follow 'the rules' that's her issue (every guide I've seen tells girls to wait 24 hrs and never reply at weekends). For you, as the guy, you should have super confidence, and reply as soon as it comes up on your Blackberry...maybe?
One no-no is weekend replying (unless you're deeply into a discussion, i.e. nearing a date stage).
My current rules are:
No replies between 11am Saturday and 10am Monday
No weekday replies within 24 hours
Feel free to educate me. I've only been on the online sarging thing since last month and probably have much to learn. Getting replies to initial messages hasn't been an issue. Holding their interest has, although I suspect that I now know why this has been the case (they often ask me for tips on stuff I know about in my profile, such as fitness and music; by replying in detail I have risked AFC / nice-but-not-sexy dude status).
Thanks in advance.
edit - This topic must've been discussed ad nauseum...however, I can't think of the right search string to get it to come up...hence the topic post.
2nd edit - they all play by 'the rules'... I sent out 3 replies (after initially hitting on them and getting fairly standard replies) on Friday morning. I was starting to think none of the (all HB8+) would reply and I'd lost their interest... I just checked my Hotmail and found 3 replies, all sent this evening... I send Fri morning, they ALL reply Sun night... I am learning - please bear with me...