Yesterday I replied to a man from Detroit, 2,000 miles away:
"Thanks for your compliment. We live too far apart to develop a relationship. I suggest you focus on women who live near you."
"LoL. You have no idea who I am or how I live to even make such a statement... It Amazes me the stupidness of seemingly intelligent people. Thank you for curing me of thinking you were possibly not small minded... How about you focus on people who are on your level. Because clearly you are way below mine.... LoL"
"Shame on you for lashing out and calling me mean names. Insulting people is against Agnostic.com Community Guidelines. You are blocked."
Suggestion: Don't Reply....it'll drive this nitwit "BONKERS".
Why Did He Lash Out? As a male, I got a suspicion that this nitwit is suffering from insecurities,
where a "remedy"(superficial) is to lash out folks whom he does not know. i.e. "Insecure Bully".
I do think he went to far, but some people would move if they met the right person long distance so think it would have been best to say you don't want to meet anyone far away and leave off suggestion he should focus on those near him. just my take.him calling you small minded was out of line and well, small minded of him.
Rejection hurts a man with poor self image, and is generally unpleasant. Perhaps a masochist would enjoy it. In response some women will avoid rejecting except by stopping all communications, which I dislike more than an honest answer. But I understand that a rejection can result in a man assaulting a woman, or worse. It is a difficult situation for both.
Likely because most Amerikans stop their emotional and intellectual development sometime before or at the latest, in high school. Combine that with you being brighter than about 95% of the people you engage with (those not pre-selected).
But hey, look at the good news. This is like a Darwin award. He has self-selected out of the pool. Good for you.