Coping rejection dating

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Let us cut directly to the chase: if you suspect that this article will feature some variant on getting back up on the horse you just got knocked off of, then you’re correct.

That having been said, that worn-out aphorism offers the reader very little in the way of actual information. After all, you just got knocked off it and, to borrow another aphorism, no one ever tells you to put your hand back on a hot stove top.

I wrote back to let him knew when I was free and then…crickets.

I chalked it up to another ghosting, but not without worrying that I did something wrong, like somehow coming off as too desperate or too available in my one-line text about rescheduling.

In December, a guy I went to high school with started messaging me on Facebook.

That escalated to texting every day, phone dates, and him bringing up visiting me over Valentine's Day weekend (he was in the Midwest, I'm in New York City).

Here’s how I’m learning to let rejection roll off my back.

Here's a snapshot of what my love life has been like for the past few months.

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Now, when a guy effusively expresses interest in me then abruptly changes his mind or ghosts after sex, I can think about how it’s likely that given his particular emotional wounds, he hit a wall for intimacy and had to retreat.In another unicorn of dating experiences, the guy who ghosted me after sex wound up un-ghosting me. He’s divorced and realized that he wasn’t ready to be in a serious relationship yet, and admitted that he had his own patterns he needed to work on, like, for instance, withdrawing.We talked about what had happened, and he explained why he’d been out of touch. While it was extremely helpful and comforting to hear that from him, I can’t count on this always happening.Everything was going great until we had sex and he ghosted me. Soon after, a really cute guy from San Francisco messaged me on Tinder (we'd matched when I was in his area for a wedding).The West Coast was a little far to pursue anything serious, but I was just so happy to feel excited about someone else to get my mind off the ghoster.

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