because they are all either grotesquely poor conversationalists, or unwilling to put in even the teensiest ounce of effort. I always conclude my messages with open-ended questions, and usually just get very dull answers to those questions in return... and maybe a "how about you?" tacked onto the end if I'm lucky. Seriously--these girls respond as if they think I'm surveying them to complete some sort of research project. I know some of you are thinking "well then you must sound like you're surveying them..." but that's not the case at all. I very much go out of my way to be playful/engaging, and have a ton of quite original material in my profile (which I will not link to for anonymity purposes). But of course, almost none of these girls ever give any indication that they've read the profile.
Sorry that this is more of a rant than a request for advice... I'm really just hoping to see if a lot of guys can relate to this experience, or if it's just me. (I use OKCupid & POF, by the way--in case it matters)