These are guys who may have merely been stringing you along for as long as they could.
In other words, there are some guys who act very interested on an online dating site because they figure that they need to be this way in order to keep you continuously chatting with them.
These guys know that by acting as though they are very interested in you, you will be a lot more motivated to respond to their messages on the online dating site.
However, when it comes to showing up on a date, they often cancel without giving a reason because they never wanted that date to happen in the first place.
There are some guys who just love getting on online dating sites and chatting with girls.
They have no intention of actually meeting any of these girls.
Oftentimes they do this because they simply like the attention or they are just not emotionally available to anyone.
However, they love chatting with girls on online dating sites because it tends to give them a boost to their egos.
They know that they are able to attract girls on online dating sites and keep their attention.
This alone can do a lot in helping them feel better about themselves.
Even though they may ultimately set up a date with a girl on an online dating site, it is normally done in order to help boost that ego as well.
They actually want to flirt with the idea of what it would be like to go out and meet this girl on a date.
In the back of their minds, these guys already know that they have no intention of doing this.
However, it is fun to fantasize about it.
These guys will often cancel these dates without giving a reason because they don’t want to put themselves in a position where they have to explain to the girl that they were only chatting with her all this time for the ego boost and attention.
Another reason why guys on online dating sites act very interested and then cancel dates without giving a reason is because they may have already lined up another date beforehand with someone that they are more interested in.
Oftentimes guys on online dating sites will try to set up multiple dates with multiple girls.
Sometimes the times of the dates may coincide due to their schedules and their availability.
They will often have a hierarchy as far as which girls they would much rather go on a date with.
However, they set up dates with other girls that may not be so much of a priority to them just in case the girl that they really like cancels on them.
Hence, these guys use these other girls as an insurance policy.
That may have been what happened to you in this instance.
This guy may have already had a date set up with a girl that he likes a lot more than you on the same day that he had one set up with you.
He may not have been certain whether that girl that he likes a lot more than you would come through with showing up on the date.
If she does, he will proceed to cancel his date with you without giving a reason.
He is not going to want to tell you that you were always a date that was on the back burner just in case the date with the girl that he really likes didn’t come through.
That would be way too honest of him and honesty is not this guy’s strong suit.