You take the randomness out of trying to meet people, hoping that fate will guide you to THAT ONE SPOT you need to be AT THAT VERY SPECIFIC TIME in order to meet that special someone.
They may have started dating somebody they met on that very site and just never got around to closing their account or editing their profile to indicate that they’re no longer on the market.
Ultimately it doesn’t matter: they’re never going to respond to you, so you may as well quit worrying about ’em.
Start filtering for activity level in your searches.
Most dating sites allow you to add “Active Within $TIME” to any search string.
So it’s time to take a step back and take a hard look at what you may be doing that turns off your potential dates. It looks for all the world like a normal account, but the person who owns it hasn’t logged on in over three months… Sending messages, winks, pokes, flowers or other signs of interest is the digital equivalent to ringing the doorbell of an abandoned house. Zombie profiles litter their account – something that many dating sites make as difficult as possible in order to artificially inflate their numbers.