I know they're not the best way to meet women, but they're the most viable for me since I don't have any social connections and loathe group activities.
I've contacted probably dozens of women on personals websites, craigslist, and OKcupid, and the vast majority of them never respond. What's the deal? I'm not ugly, I'm not creepy, I'm not just trying to hit them up for sex. I've tried sending long messages involving what I think we have in common and asking questions about the girl's likes and interests, I've tried sending brief "You seem interesting, I'd like to get to know you better" messages, but with only one or two exceptions, I never get a response.
After a few weeks without hearing back from one girl (and I know she got my e-mail because I could see she viewed my profile the day after I sent it) I sent a second message asking why it is she (and everyone else) were ignoring me.
Her response was to say "Sorry, I didn't mean to ignore you" and then ignore me.