Why you should never ask for an appointment online: Study
The study, which followed a total of 1,097 people for more than five years, found that when asked for an online chat in the first place, people often responded with “No” rather than “Yes” or “Why not?”
When asked for the same question again later, people were more likely to say “No.”
“People were also less likely to respond with a yes when the person was asked why they weren’t available for an hour,” the study’s authors write.
“If the person is asked why not, people are less likely still to respond positively to the offer.”
They conclude that while people may think it’s rude to ask for a meeting or a date, it may actually be helpful to make an effort to be more explicit.
They suggest that by being more explicit, people will be more willing to accept the offer.
“People are actually more willing if they say yes to a meet and greet invitation because they’re more willing that they aren’t interested in meeting up with a stranger,” says Sarah A. Nussbaum, a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Toronto.
The study was published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.”
And it may be that they may want to just go on their way.”
The study was published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.