First question: If a Mistress writes to me that my journal intrigued her and to write to her if what is in hers speaks to me, and I do write to her telling her thanks but no. Should I expect a reply?
Good question. No, do not expect a reply.
Second question: if I respond to a profile with a long detailed letter and a vanilla picture of the smiling guy in a suit that might even be me, how long should I wait before sending a "Did you get this? [copy of previous note]"?
A week. And only send one follow up.
“The more you love, the more you can love—and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just.”
- Robert Heinlein