Question 16793 is an etiquette question asking about the common courtesy of how/when to stop conversation with someone in online dating.
This question was closed as "primarily opinion based" and from the comments there are two reasons for this.
The first of which I disagree with and that is that this question is asking "what should I do". Since OP said "What is common courtesy in these situations? How is it commonly handled?" I think that fairly clearly indicates this is an etiquette question and asking about the when to do something, which is significantly different to asking "when/what should I do about this" and more importantly it is on topic.
The second point is the part I am really asking about. Which said:
I see what you mean - although I'm not sure when it comes to modern dating (i.e. online) that there really is an expected norm, since everyone can have wildly different expectations. It's really going to come down to the individual you are going on dates with which may leave this still as too broad/opinion based.
-and this raises some good points.
This comment argues that there is no etiquette as it differs from person to person. Personally, I think this is a half truth. Sure there is no clear universal etiquette and what people expect might depend significantly on a variety of factors but I think that is the case with a lot of etiquette questions? The help centre does say that etiquette questions should be "well-established and expected" but is that really our barrier for entry? Even some of the most common and established social etiquette expectations can have about 50 asterisks with variatons and exceptions for different people and circumstances.
Personally, I even think that there is an established etiquette in OP's situation. It is just that factors like age, type of relationship and seriousness in pursuing it plays such a significant role in determining what to expect.
Previous to reading the response to this question I would have thought that "There is no etiquette" and "The etiquette is __ but 1, 2, 3 impact those expectations in these ways" were both potential answers to an etiquette question but now I am not so sure.
If a scenario has no etiquette does that make a question asking about the etiquette invalid? Do we put any etiquette question that is not "well-established and expected" on hold? Since people typically ask about etiquette they don't already understand how can we expect askers to uphold that standard?
With this in mind in regards to question 16793, should we have put it on hold?