Your situation will likely vary but my thoughts are generally the same: some tiny detail on the difference in your last email is often not the reason.
So all this talk about what I think isn’t the problem might make you wonder if I have any guesses on what IS the problem.
There is very little excuse for him not to have contacted you, even if only to tell you he was going to be very busy an communicate much.
We live in a world that makes communicating easy so, even if he does apologize, this whole situation should be counting as a strike against him in your mind and cause you to approach the possibility of a relationship with him with more caution.
I feel like I did something and I can’t figure out what it is.
The last email I sent to him was nearly a week ago, it was rather long (several paragraphs, I was answering all his questions, offering thoughts and new questions, like in a real conversation) and included a couple compliments to him which I had not done before though he was offering them to me.
We’ve been conversing about different meaningful subjects, he asked me to talk about them, so it’s not as if I’m beating him over the head with my thoughts.
And yet I think I may have overdone it as I haven’t heard from him in nearly a week, though he’s been on the site.
Again, distance is only one possible reason in the grand scheme of things.
So I guess it depends on what you were complimenting him on.
Often women are very sensitive to avoid scaring guys off when they date online and given some concerns you express in your email along these lines, I would be surprised if your compliments were the problem.
I think one of three things is likely to happen if you send an email like this: For the first or second case, that would cause me to believe even more in my theory that he has started talking with someone else. This email isn’t about saving the relationship anymore, it’s simply about understanding what happened so you can learn for the future.
In these cases, I think writing an email requesting some closure is totally acceptable. There’s no recovery from an email like this (you’ll be asking questions like “Did I say anything wrong? If, on the other hand, he apologizes for being out of touch with you then there is still a chance but I would be cautious.
If I wrote her and said that I think she’d be a great mother, that often is not fine.