In 2003, I wrote my doctoral dissertation on first blind dates and chemistry.
Summing up this, as well as several decades of dating experience and the conclusions from hundreds of conversations about it (in the USA), it can be said: “it is easier to reject than to connect”.
“Most people don't really want to communicate.
- many people think that the next person after you will be better. Then another, and another...
Robert Behrend, PhD in Human Sexuality.