As a result, "rejection" is an important topic for successful and respectful dating and relating.
It also has two sides: I will address "managing" in this article and speak to "declining" in Part 2.
I guess I would have thought once you hit 50, committing a felony wouldn't be on anyone's bucket list, but I've met several women who have dated recently-convicted felons, and I have dated two, one of whom was wearing her court-ordered ankle bracelet on our date.) But back to the hurt feelings.
It’s a fact of life that we will reject others, as well as be rejected.By maintaining these communities, we maintain the health of the larger organization.In order to do this, we strive to be accepted by our fellows. Through acceptance, we understand what we have to offer, and feel that we belong. What does rejection do to the human brain that so desperately needs to fit in?Editor's note: Brenna Ehrlich and Andrea Bartz are the sarcastic brains behind humor blog and book Stuff Hipsters Hate.When they're not trolling Brooklyn for new material, Ehrlich works as an associate editor at and Bartz is news editor at Psychology Today. We're not about to tell you not to do those things.