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Fear Of Rejection?


If the risk of rejection is holding you back, put your priorities into perspective: You’ll always regret most the things you never dare to do.

By Fran Greene

isualize this: You see someone stunning on the other side of the bar. Your heart starts racing, your palms get sweaty, and your cheeks get flushed as your inner voice says, “Go over and say anything! Just start talking!” As you get up to walk over, the same voice asks, “What if you say something stupid or what if you’re not good enough?”

If the risk of rejection is holding you back, put your priorities into perspective: You’ll always regret
At least 33% of the people you approach will not be interested in you romantically.
most the things you never dare to do.

The truth about rejection: Every time you start a new relationship, ask for a second date or introduce your new honey to the family, you face the possibility of rejection. It’s a part of life and can’t be avoided. You can reduce your rejection anxieties, though, by keeping in mind these three universal truths:

Truth #1: The odds are in your favor
At least 33% of the people you approach will not be interested in you romantically. Don’t try to analyze why; there are just too many possibilities. Instead, increase your chances by approaching more people. Why not join an online dating service like Match.com to find quality single people in your area—all of whom are eager to make a date!

Truth #2: You’re not alone
Both men and women experience the fear of rejection. It’s just as painful for both. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that one gender gets the cold shoulder more than the other. Cancel your plans for a pity party and post an online profile to attract other sexy singles!

Truth #3: There are other fish in the sea
Rejection is only one person’s opinion. That means there are thousands of eligible men and women ready to hear from you!

Rejection is one of life’s essential lessons, helping you to avoid people who aren’t interested and to focus on the singles with whom you can make a meaningful match. Don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from romantic success.


Fran Greene is a freelance writer who frequently contributes to Happen magazine.
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