After over a week of receiving no responses to messages I sent my matches, my suspicions grew. Let's be clear: I'm well aware that people often don't respond on dating sites, and that the problem could very well be the insanely stupid photo I chose (a photo taken of me after one or eight beers where I'm kneeling in a Hawaiian shirt and raising a drink) on TrumpSingles, but I think there's more to it.
I got a lot of spammy sounding messages (or in TrumpSingles' case, "winks" -- basically the equivalent of a Facebook "poke") that gave way to absolutely no follow-up response. Is it me? Is it because Trump.Dating wouldn't let me upload a photo? Is it the fact that none of these profiles are even real? Is it that a majority of people might have been turned off after realizing there's a monthly fee required to interact with anybody? Is it that they're afraid all the information they send out through these sites will be sent to Russia and used against them at some point? It's probably me.