Dating rejection call line
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In a nutshell, the Got Rejection Hotline is a phone number you can give out if you just don't want to give out your real number.
Callers hear our humorous Rejection Hotline recording and are not-so-subtly informed of your non-interest.
Online dating over 50 is a petri dish for weird behaviors, a lot of it kind of fascinating.
But one of the weirdest behaviors is the phenomenon of people getting their feelings hurt by, and reacting angrily to, people they haven't even met.
When we type in our logins and go surfing for love, out come all our animalistic instincts: We refuse to give a second look to those who don't meet our physical requirements, rudely ignore those we don't find worthy and generally let our ids run wild. " we think gleefully, our brains reverting to caveman-like activity. In short: Online dating is not for the easily offended.
(A brief aside: another weirdness of internet dating is how many convicted felons there are out there - male and female.I've had several first dates where we enjoyed each other but things didn't heat up enough intellectually, spiritually and physically, to go to the next step only to get texts or emails along the lines of "Most men I meet can't WAIT to see me again!" (That is an exact quote.) Another potential date (this one was three to four years ago, but the memory is clear) and I texted back and forth about when and where to meet.Not a wonderful thing to do, but not a crime either. I won't, especially now that I have an idea how she would react if I did something really wrong. They cordially correspond with a guy, maybe chat on the phone, and decide - as they have every right to - that they don't want to pursue things.Then they get one, two hostile, even hateful, emails from the guy, as though they had broken up after years together.