And if you do, what was it like? How bad did it affect you?
I ask because exactly twelve years ago today, on December 29th, 2003, I was rejected for the first time in my life. I was 13 years old, in the seventh grade, and it was really nervous lol.
Anyway, this was back before Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc existed. MySpace has just emerged and many people at this age didn't have an account. Texting was scarce-Especially as a young teen. So, I did it the old fashioned way-Through the telephone!
My best friend at the time told me there was this girl at a local Catholic elementary. He told me she was an EIGHTH GRADER! This was such an upgrade! So, he gave me her number and I decided to wait for Christmas Break (from school). I grabbed my parents' house telephone and gave her a call. She answered and I said "Hello, my name is Blake and I'm asking you out for a date." She hung up without saying anything else.
I laugh at myself. How can I be so naive to think randomly calling and asking a girl I've never talked to in my life would work?
At the time, I was very mad. I remember being so angry at my friend.
- Yes, I remember my first rejection for a date.Vote A
- No, I don't remember my first rejection for a date.Vote B
- I've never been rejected, because I've never asked anyone out.Vote C
- I've never been rejected, because I have a perfect streak so far (Everyone I've asked out has said "Yes").Vote D
Most Helpful Girl
Aww, that is kind of cute! Not that you were rejected, but that you just decided to ask her out without even having met her. Definitely something that a teenage boy would do!
I do remember my first rejection. I do not remember the date, but I was a freshman in high school and had a big crush on my science partner. I asked him out one day after the bell rang and he gave me his number so that we could set something up. So, everything seemed to be going well. I had high hopes. He had not initially rejected me. When I called him the first time, he said that he had plans, so I decided to try again the next weekend and I heard laughing in the background. I knew his friends were making fun of him because I was the biggest girl in our class... nobody wants to date the fat chick in high school, even if they do actually like her. We did end up setting up a date for the next night. We were supposed to meet at the movie theater. My dad dropped me off that night about half an hour early. I waited... and waited... and waited... and he never showed up. Thankfully, it was towards the end of the year, so I did not have to deal with the awkward rejection for very much longer. What is sad was he and I got along great, made each other laugh and I do think he did like me. He was just embarrassed to be seen with me. I didn't let the rejection stop me from asking anyone else out. His loss.1
Most Helpful Guy
Hahaha that is funny you remember the exact date. I know it was sixth grade so I was 12 and in middle school we were separated into "teams" where everyone took the same classes, but with different teachers. My locker was literally right next to my crush's locker and you know the whole thing choking up and acting weird around her. Obviously I told my friends who told her and one time at lunch, I just got up where I sat and sat across from her and said I like you. She responded with well this is weird. She turned out to be a psychopath though. I've gotten so much better with women I just cringe at the way I would handle it before.0