Handling Dating Rejection
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Some people have second thoughts about going on dates. Different reasons may stem from them. One of the more common ones involves rejection. Many people cannot quite handle rejection the right way. It is just human nature for people to feel hurt upon being rejected. But handling it the correct way is a matter of developing the proper mindset. Here are some things you need to consider when you experience dating rejection.
It can happen to anyone.
When it comes to rejection, you might feel that you are only the unfortunate one to be singled out in the process. But you must realize that rejection can happen to anyone. No one is immune to rejection. It can happen to the best of us. Realizing this will help you feel more hopeful and take in the punches better, so to speak. You learn to get up and move on faster in the process.
Avoid blaming yourself all the time.
When people get rejected by a date, they automatically think that it is their fault. They begin to blame themselves for the rejection and then get into the loser mode. This is not the right way to handle rejection. Do not always think that the reason for the rejection is all about you. The reason may also be the other party. He or she may be blind or overlook what you have to offer. They just cannot see your special traits or characteristics even with their eyes wide open. It may also be due to a simple incompatibility issue. The next time you get rejected, try to analyze the situation more carefully before you go on to feel sorry for yourself and sulk in a corner with wounds to your ego.
Learn to let go and move on.
Some people just cannot handle rejection well that they continue to persist and pursue someone in hopes that there would be a change of heart. Sometimes it is better to just accept the rejection and then move on to better things. While hope and persistence can be a good thing, they can also give you the wrong ideas about starting relationships. You might be pursuing someone too much to start a relationship that is just not meant to be. Learn how to look at the situation and known when it is wiser to let go and move on.
There is always someone better out there for you.
There are cases where hopefulness and persistence can also help you handle rejection well. You can always hope that there is someone out there better for you every time you get rejected for whatever reason the other party may give. You can always persist trying to meet and discover someone new. Dating rejection should not stop you from enjoying your single life. Do not always take it too seriously. You might feel hurt for some time, depending on your feelings and the effort you gave only to get rejected. But getting back up and moving is always the best way to address rejection. Consider it as a part of life.