I'm taunted by a quote from the Harry Potter movie where Harry goes to the wand shop and tries out his wand, the guy says 'cuuuurious, very cuuurious'.
That's because, I am curious-curious to know if and how you would react to the following:
You're 'redd' a shidduch and it just happens to be you know the party you're being 'redd' to. You don't know them well enough to think it's sooo for you or sooo not, but you know them well enough that you wouldn't make too many inquiries.
Whatever the case is, let's just say the idea of the shidduch is ok-its not OMG amazing and its not one of those suggestions where you're like 'what the heck were they THINKING?!?'
So, because you sorta know the other side you say ya. It might not be exactly what you're looking for but atleast you know a bit more than the usual.
Only to find out that after being pushed for an answer-the other side, who knows you as well as you know them, says no.
Personally, I don't care and I don't take any 'yes' or 'no' or 'he's burned out/busy/lookin for something else/heard you're not his type' personally. I think it's a decision everyone is entitled to make and there doesn't havta be reasons.
However, in the above case, I sorta feel for the single, in the sense that it wasn't really what they were looking for, but they put themselves out there and were willing to give it a try, based on what they know, without doing too much research and then, only to get turned down.
How would you react?