It can be cathartic to share moments in our lives that have been hard to stomach, especially when other people are brave enough to do the same.
There’s safety in numbers, and there’s a sense of community that makes us feel like maybe, in this particular case, we’re not losers because we’ve been brutally shut down at least once in our lives.
So when somebody asked on Twitter… lots of folks responded.
What was your harshest rejection?
I’ll go first. One time, a super charming guy I had a crush on took me out to dinner a few times, invited me to a swanky gala, had me over for Thanksgiving, and then introduced me to his buddy as “a girl I wish was my sister”.
— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) November 9, 2019
Just warning you, though, some of these are going to make you cringe harrrrrd.
15. Information that could have been useful a decade ago.
My ex told me our whole ten year marriage that he prefers Latinas. I’m a chubby ginger.??♀️
— Busty Rusty (@RaylaRimpson) November 10, 2019
14. Totally knew that, yep.
Got a message on FB from a guy I'd been pursuing that said "wanna sext?" I responded affirmatively, and he responded "sorry, wrong person." Nonetheless he and I have been married 4 years now. Never did sext, though.
— Nunya ?️ (@FoxFyreKit) November 11, 2019
13. Some people are always looking for the greener grass.
Dinner date w guy I met online. We'd been talking for a month & seemed to hit it off. He checked his cell a few times before dessert came, & announced he had the opportunity to meet a girl he'd been talking to & didn't want to miss the chance. He put 50% $ on the table and left.
— The Special K ??? (@IamKarenBoBaran) November 11, 2019
12. Why do kids have to be such a-holes?
At (boarding) school – we used to take the afternoon off & head into town to browse in record stores.
The other kids would routinely leave me in the store, in secret, & head back together as they thought it was funny. This happened a few times. Still haunts me 20 years later ?
— Dr Ben Britton (@BMatB) November 11, 2019
11. Or a not-so-subtle hint.
My fiance bought a house without telling me. So, I took that as a subtle hint.
— Pester Clark (@PesterClark) November 10, 2019
10. What does that even MEAN?
In 7th grade, my boyfriend of two weeks sent HIS FRIEND to break up with me because I, quote, “talked about Star Wars too much.”
13yo me: pic.twitter.com/N80d1XPKLV
— Kenskull Ghoulington? (@KLPenington) November 10, 2019
9. What kind of cr*p is this?
Superbowl my friend was leaving work while her guy was somewhere watching the game. They talked on her way home and he said he would cook dinner and make it a nice night when he got home. She gets home to flowers on the table with a note that said she had one week to move out.
— AnastaciaG (@shelgriffiths) November 10, 2019
8. Oh, somebody thought they were being slick.
A friend & I were talking about each of our bfs we were crazy about. My friend then told me it was someone in the play we were in, I said mine was too. (We werent allowed to date within the cast, directors rule, so it was secret). Turned out to be the male lead–for both of us.
— Americanmamma (@jennijollyjoy) November 10, 2019
7. What a massive wanker.
I had a boyfriend who dumped me because I didn’t have a degree and he said I’d never amount to much or make enough money to suit his desired lifestyle
He’s an IRS agent. I hope he breaks protocol and checks my W-2’s frequently and often, and regrets his douchey decision ?
— Cheeky Nai (aka Moxee) ? (@MoxeeBeMe) November 11, 2019
6. I would want to set it on fire.
Ugh! I moved in w/my boyfriend of 10 years who lived two hours away from my hometown, he got engaged to another woman from Virginia while we were still in a relationship & living together. We were house hunting and the home we fell in love w/is the home he purchased for his wife.
— Nolin (@lololin86) November 10, 2019
5. WE WERE ON A BREAK.
Long distance bf and I broke up, but kept talking about getting back together. I came to town literally three weeks later (I thought) to get back together. I said “I mean it’s not like we’ve slept with anyone else in the last three weeks”
He said NOTHINNNNNNG.
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) November 10, 2019
4. Yeah sorry to say was definitely you.
Talked on the phone/text everyday for 3 weeks. Went out on a date after he swore he couldn’t stop thinking about me. Planned a second date. Just to ghost me for 3days,texts me that he’s “too busy” and couldn’t be in a relationship. 2weeks later he’s posting some girl on snap pic.twitter.com/j2HESUcGGi
— loosing_my-will2live (@I_hate_sum_mer) November 10, 2019
3. Girl, you should have given him one sentence, tops.
A guy I had a huge thing for asked me to meet him for coffee. But not as a date, I found out. He decided to lecture me to the point of tears about everything wrong with me, and why he wouldn't be dating me, in the campus coffeeshop. I let him talk for 1.5 hours. #dumb
— ????? ?? ????????? ?????? (@ScarilyCheerful) November 10, 2019
2. I hope not because of this incident.
1 drink in “I’ve just noticed …ugh, wow mate, you’ve got REALLY wonky Teeth! LOL!” offers me a round” I guess” I reply.
I’m sitting there gutted waiting for a while, bartender comes up to collect the glasses & says “dude…that guy left…”. I got braces eventually, so thanks?
— Psylockerules (@Cameron2Cameron) November 10, 2019
1. Well, that’s awkward.
I once went speed dating and I was the only guy who showed up, there were 14 women.
All 14 chose to stay single than go out on a date with me.
— Brendan (@BrezzyHayter) November 10, 2019
I just…bravo for sharing, people. Bravo.
Do you have a story like this? Are you brave enough to share?
If so, we’d love to hear all about it in the comments!