Most Helpful Guy
". I feel like dating is a game and it sucks because I hate games... "
- Lets look at it like a dance.
"" Rejection can at times take a toll on my self-esteem"
- Yes it can and what you're feeling is universal at all levels of rejection.
Advice: Dating can be fun and exciting and it can also be very disappointing and frustrating. However, my rule of thumb is that when you meet the right person, things will just hum along smoothly. I've never gotten into a relationship where i 2nd guess my words and actions. So i would continue to focus on yourself in terms of self growth and putting yourself in opportunistic environments not only for dating, but net working and new experiences.
I did all the tinder, bumble and other online stuff along side of friend of friend referrals and honestly never had a bad date, only.. just not the right one.
My girlfriend now i met at a crossfit competition, our first week we saw each other 4/7 days that week. Typically... i would set a date once per week if that.
Keep on grindinnggggggggg...0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
Most Helpful Girl
I just wrote a MyTake that discusses rejection because I have been seeing a lot of this sentiment. I am 35. Back when I was dating, online dating and apps weren't a thing. If you were going to meet someone, you had to go out. Inherently, you were going to be rejected a lot... maybe the guy has a girlfriend, maybe they are taking a break from dating, maybe they don't like red hair, etc... but you used the opportunity to meet interesting people, network, and make new friends. Rejection is a part of life. If you are ambitious, it is a big part of life. Every path to success usually has multiple rejection points. The key is to look at rejection as an opportunity - an opportunity to refine yourself, or to learn what you want or don't want, or to prepare you for something great in the future.1THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE