When you send someone a message via an online dating website , you often have the option to go in to your sent messages and see if something has been read yet. 

Today, I saw the 2 harshest words I’d ever seen in the sent folder:  Read Deleted.

My brain went something like this:  Read deleted? I just sent you the message 2 hours ago. . . don’t you want to think about it for a minute – go back and read my profile and see if you might be interested? No?  You didn’t even view me!  You just read it and deleted it.  Why you filthy rotten . . .

In reality?  Whatever.  He could be seeing someone, he could have a rule about blondes, it could be one of a million things.  But just for one second . . . I felt a whole new level of rejection.

Moving on.