Men think that because they took the time to ask you out, you then owe them your TIME and your POLITENESS." Rejection, romantic or otherwise, sucks. Who hasn't sent a hopeful text message and never gotten a response?
Or approached someone at a party and been disappointed to realize that he or she just wasn't interested in chatting with you?
On the most recent season of "The Bachelorette," Kaitlyn Bristowe breaks up with one of her suitors, Joe, only to find him switch on a dime from being intensely lovey-dovey to scarily cold.
"I'm not saying sh*t to you right now," he says as they part ways.
Or reached out to someone about a potential professional collaboration and never heard back?
Jaime Ames, 28, told me about a man she met a few weeks ago at the pool, who after chatting with her for a bit, asked for her number and told her he wanted to take her out.I wouldn't do that to myself.'"Hannah Maté, 26, created Hey Sup Girl, a Tumblr made up of the terrible things men say on online dating sites and apps. "As a woman, I'm always on my guard when it comes to rejecting a man," Spelman told me over email.She shared a recent exchange with me: “hey, your profile looks interesting, we should try to meet up for a coffee…” (10 minutes later…) “If you were a desirable girl that many men wanted, why would you put up an internet profile? "I err on the side of niceness because I think it's the safest decision.What's inappropriate is hounding the other person, and dominating her personal space (virtual or IRL) to the point where she is forced to acknowledge you.Being Direct Using Decoys Sidestepping the Issue Community Q&A If a guy is interested in you and asks for your number, who you really don't like or have no interest in him, the best thing is to get to the point and say "no thanks." Of course, that may not be your style, or you may feel safer trying a different option.