'tis better to have read and deleted
Than never have deleted at all.
No wait. That's supposed to read
'tis better to have loved and lost
Than read and tossed

Epilogue: It is an interesting habit, or perhaps learned trait, in the online dating scene, to read and delete introductory messages, which I'll call "first contact messages," without response. Some even delete without opening. It isn't hard to understand why if the introduction is poorly worded, or rude, but otherwise – I'm just sayin'...