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I turned him down. So why do I keep thinking about him?

I met someone online. Had a great date with him, but ultimately decided not to pursue things with him. So why can't I get him out of my head? And should I try again with him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2014 - 21 answers

Deciding if to turn a "breakup" into a friendship

Someone who I bonded with decided we had no spark, but wants to be friends. I am having trouble dealing with being rejected and my lowered self-esteem from the rejection but I feel like he is such a special person that I want to keep him as a friend. We had an intense online relationship for three months and dated for less than 2 weeks. Reading all these posts on MetaFilter has really helped me deal better with my breakup, but I still feel a inner turmoil about how I should handle my own situation. I don't feel that I trust my judgment so...here I am. Help on the matter is appreciated or just some advice or words would help me get through this. [more inside]
posted by LadyAerin on Oct 26, 2013 - 45 answers

A friendly rejection

What's the friendliest way to decline future dates from someone you've been out with a few times but just aren't that into? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 18, 2013 - 14 answers

Should we really though? Really? *Squints like Larry David*

Is "We should get a drink sometime" actually a very polite rejection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2013 - 26 answers

Should I go no contact or continue to hang out?

I met this girl last year at a party, she was slightly interested in me back then (I found out from her recently) but never pursued me and we did not keep in touch. I met her once again 2 months ago, this time I was mesmerised at first sight. I hung out with her 2 times with my friends and finally mustered the courage to ask her out on a date. She said yes, but I could sense from the get go that she was not as into me as I was into her, stating that she wants to take things slow. We went out on 3 dates, made out on the first and slept together on the third. Two days later, she said I was sending out cues that I'm very serious about it and am possessive of her, and how that freaks her out. She said that she is in no shape for a relationship in that she needs to heal and is going through too many things at this point in time. [more inside]
posted by polyhistor on May 29, 2013 - 32 answers

How can I turn him down without crushing him?

How can I avoid leading a guy on when he won't come out and state his attraction? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Dec 14, 2012 - 28 answers

Is my boyfriend entitled or am I being a jerk?

My boyfriend of 6 months is great in many ways: kind, supportive, funny, etc. But (of course) there's one thing about him that's been bugging me, and I can't tell if I'm being unreasonable or not. The best way I can come up with to describe it is that he seems to feel... entitled. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2012 - 42 answers

I only want a partial enchilada, thank you

I have too much of a good thing. A lot of people want to date me. I am not interested in most of them beyond friendship, though, and I'm in a really comfortable FWB situation and don't want "the whole enchilada" of commitment, yet I only want this one person. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 23 answers

I can’t believe I have to ask this age-old question, but…is he interested or am I spending time thinking about him/this situation for nothing?

I can’t believe I have to ask this age-old question, but…is he interested or am I spending time thinking about him/this situation for nothing? [more inside]
posted by superfille on Oct 11, 2011 - 33 answers

Help me get over being dumped for the first time.

Help me get over being dumped for the first time. [more inside]
posted by staticscreen on Sep 10, 2011 - 27 answers

How to handle speed dating rejection with class?

How do you handle rejection from Speed Dating in a classy manly way? I received a rejection email from a woman and I feel like I should reply...see details below... [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Apr 20, 2011 - 34 answers

Socially awkward girl seeks rejection tips.

Socially awkward girl seeks rejection tips. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Always have a plan b

What's the best way to keep things light and limit embarrassment for both people if the other person rejects you when you make a move? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2010 - 25 answers

On second thought, I actually am that superficial.

After a first date that I can see isn't going to go anywhere based on a lack of physical attraction, how do I proceed decently? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2010 - 46 answers

Guilt and anxiety about declining dates and relationships

Help me overcome my fear of rejection - the catch - it's a fear of rejecting other people [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Dec 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Yes, I'm aware of the existence of 'he's just not that into you,' but I'd like it confirmed by the source.

How do you phrase "are you into me?" in a non-terrifying way? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2009 - 22 answers

We were friends, that was as far as it went

I was rejected pretty kindly, we are being friends, and we're hanging out an awful, awful lot. Please help me get some perspective. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2009 - 10 answers

hey, wanna go out? [silence]

Questions about rejection via non-confrontational means... [more inside]
posted by jetskiaccidents on Feb 8, 2006 - 26 answers

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