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Yeah, I have seen people stringing themselves along even though they got badly rejected. There are a few possible reasons such as:
1) They think the other person is playing hard to get/ playing games - Mind games are too popular to the extent that people think it's normal to use. I have a girlfriend who once told me "He is just playing hard to get". That was after being told by the guy she's interested in "I don't want to see you again. Don't talk to me ever". He isn't the kind of guy to use mind games in my opinion, but she wanted to convince herself that it's that to keep her hopes up.
2) Low self-esteem - Some people think they won't be able to find another partner, so they tend to hold too hard on their current one even if the relationship is falling apart. I heard of a woman who gets constantly hit by her husband, but think she doesn't deserve any better. That's low self-esteem in my opinion.
3) They can't take "No" for an answer - There exist some people who don't accept to be left/dumped. They have an inflated ego that's actually very fragile. It's not about feeling miserable after the breakup because they're so much in love rather than being hurt because they weren't the dumper. So, they tend to chase the other person till they fall into their trap and then suddenly they dump that person to prove their point.
4) Obsessive behavior - Some people are obsessed. They tend to have their lives revolving around another person, so they can't really accept to lose him/her. They would go far as threatening with suicide or seeking revenge just to have them back.
5) They want what they want - Regardless of what the other person wants, they only cater to their own needs which means that they will chase after that person because they still want them. And no, they don't think it's wrong or creepy. They want what they want and are going to fight for it whether you like it or not.
Hope this answers your question. :)6
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