rejection

mind

How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness

Research shows weak-tie relationships can be just as important as strong-tie relationships for our mental health.
Jamie Friedlander
5.7.19
Dating

A Collection of Revolting Texts From Men Who Got Rejected

"No wonder you're still alone. Enjoy masturbating forever."
Laura Roscioli
2.21.19
love

This Man Who Proposed with Lychees Was Harshly, Unsurprisingly Rejected

Poor 24-year-old Dong thought he could win his love's heart forever by presenting her with her favorite fruit when he publicly popped the question. Nope.
Hilary Pollack
12.29.18
guide

A Bullshitter’s Guide to Avoiding People

Our time on this planet is precious, and we should not squander it by spending it with people we don’t want to be around.
VICE Staff
8.25.18
Dating

How to Handle Rejection

A sexuality educator, dating coach, philosopher, and more give the lowdown on the best tools to help cope.
Anna Goldfarb
7.14.17
Views My Own

The Friend Zone Isn’t a Thing and Women Don’t Owe You Shit

A public service announcement.
Christine Estima
3.21.17
Stuff

What I Learned While Listening to My Patients Talk About Their Sex Lives

I'm a clinical psychologist, and most of my younger patients' anxieties are related to their sexuality.
Laurence Colbert
7.20.16
Stuff

What Doing Door-to-Door Social Research Taught Me About Humanity

People are suspicious and impatient. Except for the elderly, who are starving for any kind of human contact.
Nat Kassel
12.10.15
Girl Writer

I Asked Men Why They Ghosted Me

Seriously, would it kill you to text a girl back?
Alison Stevenson
11.10.15
Comics!

An Artist Deals with Rejection in This Week's Comic from Anna Haifisch

No number of well-wishes or compliments preceding it can soften the word "no."
Anna Haifisch
10.8.15
Girl Writer

Why Do I Suck at Dealing with Rejection?

Why is it so soul-crushingly sad when a guy says he doesn't want to date me?
Alison Stevenson
6.25.15
Girl Writer

The Stages of Grief for the Chronically Single

I had to go through a bunch of emotions before I could finally end up at my current state of being not at all worried about my perpetual singleness. Those emotions look strangely like the traditional stages of grief.
Alison Stevenson
11.21.14