POF : Do I understand this correctly?
A little background: I have been divorced for 1 year, I am 37/m. I’m not hideous. I posted my profile in a previous post. After wading through what seemed like thousands of profiles, I found someone that really stuck out to me; a beautiful local single mother of 3, age 33. She seemed really great from her profile. She posted her IG handle. I requested to follow, she accepted within seconds and requested to follow me in return. Her IG account verified that she is indeed a real person and the person she claims to be on POF. I spent 2 days overthinking what to write to her. I finally worked up the courage to send her a message on IG (because I thought it might be lost if I sent it through POF). I introduced myself, explained that she was the first person I have ever reached out to online via a dating site and I thought we might be a great match, that we had similar goals and interests, and that I felt that it would be a mistake to not reach out to her because of what could have been, and wished her a great week and that I would like for the chance to get to know her. 3 days pass. No response. She had read the message within a few hours after I sent it. She hasn’t unfollowed me though. I guess I am so new to this that I had no idea that there would be women out there that would create these elaborate profiles detailing what they are looking for, and when they are contacted politely and enthusiastically they just ignore them. Why bother?! So after reading many posts here, I have come to the conclusion that I should expect this to be the norm. If someone were to message me, at the very least if they didn’t appeal to me for whatever reason I would at least respond to them and say no thank you. Or am I just weird?