Rejected online dating
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We are totally meant to be.") Hours later, you log in again and notice that your Match has viewed your profile and chosen not to respond. Rejection hurts; studies show it can actually stoke the pain nodes in your brain.
It's one thing to be rejected in a bar, where you can just tell yourself homeboy must have a boring girlfriend waiting for him at home; it's quite another to reach out to a single-and-looking chap and let him witness your entire stash of documented wit and charm before deciding you're not worth responding to.
There are many reasons why someone might reject you.
In fact, you may have been the one to not message back at some point.
Step One is to check your last message or two: Were you getting pushy? If so, take the taciturnity as an indicator of what not to do with the next person.
Read on to find out how to stop feeling dejected and start feeling like the desirable and attractive person you really are.And since online dating is a bit of a numbers game, you'll experience this kind of silent-treatment snub -- a lot.