by Madeline Laughs
Recently one of my single girlfriends decided to take the plunge into liberation and start asking guys out for dates. Her first attempt was a miserable failure, but it taught her a very valuable lesson.
In my blog post entitled Asking a Guy Out?, I told the story of her first try at this role that is usually assumed by the man. She asked a guy out and he turned her down. He not only turned her down, he was awkward and rude about it. She told me that this, above all else, showed her how hurtful it can be to get turned down without a thought or consideration for the other person’s feelings.
That’s true too.
I can recall numerous occasions, prior to being married, when a fella would ask me out and I was less than charming. I just thought it was part of the dance. I didn’t think for a moment his feelings would get hurt just because I refused him. Especially when I would see him later in the weekend on the arm of another girl. I just thought they were used to getting turned down. It kind of came with the territory.
Let’s face it. We are all human beings and we all get our feelings hurt. I have been the recipient of plenty of male emo in my lifetime, so I know this is true. Men do have feelings and don’t like to get rejected.
What do you think the best way is to tell someone you aren’t interested in going on a date with them?
- Thought Mold. (simplyycomplex.wordpress.com)
- The space between what is, and what might be possible… (neverthesameriver.wordpress.com)
- There is no excuse for rudeness (even to a Vampire or Werewolf) (vampiremaman.com)
- Xxv. (brianjsvehaug.wordpress.com)
- Is Love Stronger than a Mistake? (alwayscoffee.wordpress.com)
- Why Is It Hard To Love Some People? (realtruelove.wordpress.com)
- It’s Hurt……but Why? (endlesslightandlove.com)
- Moving On 101 (lukebinder.wordpress.com)