I Have Been Rejected Before

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 396 People

    A Few Times

     I feel like my single status is due to me being sorta "dead inside" and not putting forth much effort.  There have been a few times when I genuinely put in 100% of my effort and still failed, that's what I consider rejection.  I think I handle...
    AppleJelle AppleJelle
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Jul 28, 2009

    It Hurts But Move On

    I got rejected uhm... about many times already.... i'm used to it... like when it comes to friends they would reject me and not talk to me anymore cause they don't like something about me... my parents neglecting my needs and stuff... Boys of course... i think my heart gets...
    losingmyfriends losingmyfriends
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2008

    I Even Got Reject From A Program For Low Lifes, Because They Cant Fit My Needs

    I have always been rejected by my family, but now I am rejected from programs that I have found to try to straighten my life out. I dont understand how these people always advertise that they are there to help people, but when I called they say that I couldnt be accepted into the...
    imperfectbeauty imperfectbeauty
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2012

    Still Fresh

    Because I don't like getting too close: Because this one was one I actually wanted: Because this was one I didn't want to want: Because this was the first time I ever felt anything with anyone: I put my heart in front of the barrel and told her to pull the trigger on it...
    TheSingularity TheSingularity
    22-25, F
    Dec 17, 2009

    The One Time I Was Brave...

    I met a very cute guy in the hallway outside of one of my classes a few semesters ago. I thought we had a decent connection, he seemed interested in parts of my life that normal people wouldn't be, so I decided to be really brave and slip him my phone number. Another guy who...
    earth2bella earth2bella
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2008

    I Have Been Rejected

    Hello,My name is Juli and I have been rejected. See, I think I'm a very good writer, so I asked to join the ultimate writing club on this site I play. The club is: The Cabal. I PMed a few times with the leader and she said she would read my stories. I said thank you maturely...
    JuliIsMe JuliIsMe
    May 17, 2012

    The Strongest Man Is He Who Stands Alone

    someone wise said this to me many years ago.  I have never forgot it.  Rejection has been the main theme in my life.  I am not bitter - I've tried to learn something through the pain.  Everyone I know of has someone but nothing works for me in the relationship department...
    jacqueline36 jacqueline36
    Apr 7, 2011

    Twice in 9th grade (both didn't like me back).

    .. I haven't asked anyone out since then but I have to congratulate myself on how bold I was to do so cos I'm pretty shy. :)
    sailorpoon sailorpoon
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2014
    tommyfung tommyfung
    18-21, M
    Jun 29, 2014

    Lots of Rejection...

    The guy I was in love with won't even talk to me anymore... In the first college I went to, all of my classmates rejected me (and team work was important since it was the Air Force Academy) I actually got rejected by the Academy first...and then after making a $500...
    tqoftu tqoftu
    22-25, F
    Dec 28, 2007

    Hopless Romantic...

    I am always getting rejected by the guys that I like. I could be the most beautiful girl in the world and still get shut down. I am just not dating material. Guys say I`m beautiful, hot, gorgeous, (so they say) but they just don`t want to date me. The one guy who is perfect...
    teenagereck777 teenagereck777
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Sep 20, 2009

    I Have Been Rejected

    i beeen rejected by girls who are decent and thats because people who go to my school are fake they act like something they are not only a few are real i just wanted to know if thier is any girl who needs someone just contact me as soon as possible im 15 5'9  medium sized i...
    coryman11 coryman11
    May 25, 2010

    Many Times

    Travis, in third grade Matthew in 5th and 6th grade Logan in 6th grade Ethan in 7th grade. And the absolute worst one, the one that's scarred into my heart, the one that will never quite go away, the one that stillaches, even though I ripped him out of my chest, Hunter, so many...
    Veronica4 Veronica4
    18-21, F
    Jul 16, 2011


    I was given up for adoption and then I was disowned because I fell in love with a black man. So, I have been rejected by both sets of parents.
    ameeker ameeker
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2007

    I Am Used To It.

    I get rejected by lots of people.  Not just romantically, either, but more often than not.  I guess that is why I'm marrying the only person who never has rejected me.
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2009

    It Makes You.

    Rejection is one of the many backbones of being a man. Almost all men have been rejected, some won't mention it, but its what makes a man. If you gets rejected, it shouldn't stop you on dating altogether, it just means you have to be more composed or maybe the person you were...
    Daveokay Daveokay
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2011

    Poem I Made About When I Was Rejected

    i met her in class she won my heart when she rejected me she tore my heart apart.back then i was young and too shy to believe that love has a heart of it's own not to be.when i get her to hold in my arms the bleeding will stop but until then it's a pain in my heart.
    act4 act4
    18-21, M
    Mar 6, 2012

    The Perceived Train-wreck of Romantic Rejection

    I know there are many things a person can be rejected over.  When I found this category, my thoughts turned instantly to romantic rejection.  In this respect, I am a muddled-up contradiction.  I belong to other group, like "I Know That I Am Worth Loving," "Always Have A...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 1, 2009
    Hardcore1Gaming Hardcore1Gaming
    13-15, M
    Aug 26, 2014

    It Hurts

    Then time goes by and one day all the pain has subsided and you wonder what all the hurting was for. Then a new cycle begins!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 1, 2011

    Meeting Him After 3 Weeks Of W/o Communication And Formal Breakup

    after three weeks that my boyfriend did not communicate w/ me when he asked for 1 week to think if he still wants to continue his relationship w/ me, i consider that "us" is over. i don't wanna communicate with him because of what happened to us so i asked his niece (who just...
    juliasoleil17 juliasoleil17
    26-30, F
    Nov 6, 2012

    'Don't feel bad if someone rejects you.

    People usually reject expensive things because they can't afford them.'
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014

    I have gotten rejected more

    than 5 times and only had 2 girlfriends in my life. Is that bad?
    benjabro benjabro
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

    Wrong Timing...!!!

    I had almost everything against me. The time the girl I asked wasnt right for her and almost everyone in my year found out when i wanted no-one to know about it except me and her but i guess oh well what the hell ... i am over that (i think)
    avi900 avi900
    13-15, M
    Apr 1, 2009


    Usually I'm rejected romantically. However, in my line of work, there are constant failures and rejections as well as lots of successes. Some day I may get a role, some other day I fail at it. I have come to live with it. The romantic rejections hurt worse, because I've never...
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    10 Responses Dec 27, 2007

    Grrr School

    When I was in 8th grade I applied to this advanced smart kid high school. My friends, parents, teachers, and even kids I didn't really know thought I would get in, no problem. All this support got me thinking the same way. But then... I got rejected. I never even got to see the...
    mixedview mixedview
    16-17, F
    Dec 27, 2007


    It happened about a couple weeks ago. Im a pretty shy guy, usually lacking in confidence, but I finally got up the courage to ask this girl out. We had been talking about a year, and I thought she liked me too. I thought see was so pretty and sweet, and just wanted to...
    hellas93 hellas93
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

    Same Here

    I have been rejected to many times I lost count.  With men I guess it is because I always went after the wrong type.  Now credit cards. lol  I don't even try anymore.  My divorce several years ago tore my credit up and it can be fixed but takes a while. 
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2008
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39
    22-25, M
    Apr 2, 2015

    My Boyfriend Has Improved A Lot!

    Its been a couple of weeks since me and my boyfriend reconciled after a "cool-off". Since then, i noticed some improvements on him. He acted sweeter and more affectionate now. Last night, we almost did not sleep... we just laid in bed for hours as while we chat. He told me that...
    juliasoleil17 juliasoleil17
    26-30, F
    Nov 25, 2012

    Gone Through

    The past few years i have gotten rejected and used.Now i have issuses with trusting people. 
    shan12stones shan12stones
    36-40, F
    Oct 27, 2008

    Shy Girl

    I have been needing to let this out for sometime! To start, I am painfully shy. I have always had a quirky/eccentric sense of humor that I really only share with my friends (all girls). Because I don't interact with boys, unless it is academically related, I do not posses any boy...
    meghanmeghanmeghan meghanmeghanmeghan
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2010

    My Gift Was Rejected

     The unwanted giftDisappointment, regret, frustration, anger and resentment, a torrent of emotions that seethed through me because they refused to let me do something nice.They are a large national non-profit that has done and continues to do good. I am just a small nobody who...
    joefay joefay
    51-55, M
    Mar 6, 2011

    I Was Out of Control For a While

    That was about 17 years ago, and I practiced the head-first-dive theory of mate search. So, I got myself my fair share of bumps LOL At one time I was almost simultaneously after 3 girls, and got no for an answer by all. Well, after that bit of craziness, I decided to retire...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 12, 2008


    Thats pretty much become the latest trend in my life.
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2007

    Rather recently which makes the 120 th time.

    so i'm done trying. and no matter what people say i'll always be single. girls will never like me. so whats the point in trying anymore. there's someone for everyone but not me
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    Mar 25, 2015

    I Always Get Rejected By The Guys I Like

    they check me and then when they see something about me they dont like ...be it my hair or if I am having a bad hair day or just getting around in some old clothes or if I say F or ...something they pass me up for my relatives ... that has always been the pattern of my life... I...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2012

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