The way we handle rejection is important in helping us keep our self esteem and dignity.
Rejection may come in the smallest of ways, from someone forgetting about an important occasions to a partner who simply falls out of love.
Rejection can be a date who doesn't show up or a date who says that they don't want to take things further.
But whatever the scenario, if you are on the receiving end of rejection, you need to keep things in perspective by looking at the bigger picture and focusing on the many positive aspects of your life.
We may do something outrageous instead, something on the rebound to exact some from of revenge.
But no matter how we react, no matter who we are, the fact is being rejected hurts.
Most people like being loved and like being popular. We sometimes meet grumpy people who say that they don't care what others think of them, and while there maybe be one or two who do think that way, most of us want to be liked.
So the way we handle rejection can be very complex.
Rejection is one of our greatest fears, a fear that can have a very damaging impact on us.
When dealing with dating matters, rejection is a subject never very far away.