The most important lesson to learn is how to cope with rejection and move on. Rejection can occur at all different stages in the dating process. Whichever stage it happens at how it affects you will depend very much on how you think about it. Although it may feel very hurtful it is not you as a person that is being rejected. They are more likely to be responding to something in their own life than anything you have said or done. So, try not to label yourself based on one interaction which was probably superficial anyway.
5 Reasons Rejection In Online Dating Hurts So Bad
How To Recover From First Date Rejection
Online dating over 50 is a petri dish for weird behaviors, a lot of it kind of fascinating. But one of the weirdest behaviors is the phenomenon of people getting their feelings hurt by, and reacting angrily to, people they haven't even met. Or perhaps we met once, didn't have a great date and thought it was OK to politely go our separate ways, only to find that the other person thought a trip to Paris and marriage was on tap for the next date. A brief aside: I guess I would have thought once you hit 50, committing a felony wouldn't be on anyone's bucket list, but I've met several women who have dated recently-convicted felons, and I have dated two, one of whom was wearing her court-ordered ankle bracelet on our date.
Dating: Coping with rejection
Earlier this month I happened to match with three very different guys on Bumble. Somehow I had caught an unlikely break at the beginning of the month. Some people assume that I and other women have set the bar too high. They are normal-ish guys.
Start with you. Rejection is probably the hardest part of the dating process. It taps into our worst fears about not being good enough or that we are somehow unlovable.