Rejection on online dating sites
Better still, you become attracted to YOU – and THAT is just plain irresistible!By Judith Silverstein, Michael Lasky The Internet is a strange place, and what seems abnormal for in-person experiences is completely common on the Internet.On some sites, the person knowsthat you received his or her e-mail and read it.On some sites, the person also knows that you deleted it.If you can’t handle being ‘rejected’ by someone you approached on an online dating site, then online dating is probably not for you. If the answer is no, maybe you should put the breaks on dating altogether for a while.Take some time to figure out what being rejected triggers in you.
When you’re healthy in body, mind and spirit you attract a person with those traits. Here are a few basic rejection principles to get you thinking.You take the brunt of it An automatic reaction to rejection is to question yourself, take the pain and force it inwards, which results in your self-esteem and ultimately your confidence taking a knock.It’s the same reason people feel emboldened to leave comments online, the content of which they would never utter in person.It would be wonderful if online dating sites gave people a third option when responding to a wink/heart/smile/rightswipe. The person who initiated the invitation to engage put him/herself out there. They most definitely realized this when pushing ‘send,’ but found the courage to do it anyways. How great would life be if we could all just keep that in mind when interacting online or off?