Dating sites present hundreds of opportunities to talk with potential partners, and while this can be exciting and fun it can also lead to hurt feelings and frustration.
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It feels different, because it feels more like I’m rejecting a person, well, personally, rather than saying they aren’t the right fit or we had more qualified applicants. I do indeed think the etiquette for rejection in different in these two situations: It’s much more acceptable not to reply to messages from would-be suitors on online dating sites than it is for employers not to reply to job applicants.
Understand that the person turning you down has their own things going on, or reasons that it won’t work out, and understand that if you aren’t right for that person, they aren’t right for you.
Sometimes early in the courting period, we glorify the individual because we don’t fully know them.
These can significantly lower your self-esteem and deter you from dating altogether.