I notice a lot of 1x1 RPs fail, at least my own. And I'm wondering if a problem is people making a character with expectations of them and the RP. I am thinking that I make a character and expect my character and the other to do "something" and interact certain ways and when things don't unfold in that way, I get put off.
Above, "I" am hypothetical, but I am wondering if you people, people in general, tend to join an RPs with short, mid and long term expectations? I personally don't and I enjoy everything happening and me/my char reacting, not having stuff spelled out by myself or the other person.