CAN YOU HANDLE IT?
Not everyone’s right for us. Can you take rejection gracefully?
One of the good things about growing older and feeling more comfortable in one’s own skin is discovering the ability to say no.
Many of us ladies have been taught to be people-
GOD it’s stifling. It’s enough to make you want to fall face-
So there’s an incredible freedom in finally tuning into our gut feelings and acting on them once we hit the big 4-
And yep; sometimes that self-
There’s no way to sugar-
It’ll feel damn unfair, I know. Why won’t she reply? Why won’t she just say ‘hi’? What the hell is wrong with her for not even checking out your profile? (Whisper it) what’s wrong with YOU?
Why won’t this potential love of your life/desired temporary receptacle for your bodily fluids RESPOND GOD DAMN IT?
Here’s the painful truth: You are not entitled to a woman’s attention.
Nope. You’re not. Nuh-
I can’t speak for other women but I want someone who adds something beautiful to my already busy life, and it takes a hell of a lot to make the cut. I only want people who inspire mutual joy, who share a desire to grow and learn, and who are as equally generous and emotionally secure as I am.
I’m not looking for a quick fling or a physical fumble at the back of your nearest cocktail bar (sorry about that), so why waste my limited time on guys who appear demanding, immature, self-
(Face it; do YOU find every single woman attractive simply because she’s older than you? If so, son, you may have a condition *coughs*. For every hot MILF you’d like to F, there’s at least another in a slightly dubious boob tube who you’d turn your back on if she fell over drunk on the dance floor, right?)
I know, I know; rejection hurts. Science (clever science) has shown that social rejection makes the same bits of your brain light up as physical pain does. So if it ever feels like you’ve been kicked in the stomach, your brain pretty-
Take comfort in the fact that it happens to everyone (I’ve been knocked-
We all experience rejection in our lives; not all of us are classy in how we handle it.