Very rarely was anything of substance shared there and more or less, everyone had the same opportunity to meet and connect with others.

Perhaps my perspective here might help you when seeking your next mate on there (or not). I turned 19 and I was good with finding and meeting prospective dates on there.

You were defined by how cool your My Space layout was – animated GIFs, custom CSS and your favorite embedded You Tube video.

You see where I’m going with this — yes, we’ve all privately Googled a date at some point, but just because you found their personal website or Twitter account does not make it an open invitation to bombard them on a line of communication they didn’t personally give you.

In other words, if they only gave you their phone number, you should only be following up via text (or, if you’re feeling bold, an actual phone call.) The rules of following up can vary slightly depending on who the other person is.

If your i Message gray ratio is low — in other words, if you’re sending significantly more texts to someone than you’re receiving from them — it may mean you’re just wordy, but your date might take it as a sign that you’re too attached or needy.

If you’ve already sent a few texts that have gone by unanswered, give the other person the benefit of the doubt and give them a chance to respond.If they genuinely missed your message, or got it and didn’t get around to replying yet, being awful will also not help your cause.So instead of something like “Why haven’t you replied to my messages?But if you met this person through a mutual acquaintance, or you’re in the same circle of friends, the worst-case scenario is that you follow up, they don’t respond, and you’ll probably have to hang out with them in the aftermath.This still shouldn’t be a huge barrier, but it is something to be aware of.As history has it, when people defected from My Space to Facebook, that online community became a dust town.