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.


A Collection of Revolting Texts From Men Who Got Rejected

"No wonder you're still alone. Enjoy masturbating forever."


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.


How to Handle Rejection

A sexuality educator, dating coach, philosopher, and more give the lowdown on the best tools to help cope.


Getting Rejected from a Party Taught Me the Meaning of Nightlife

I haven't been rejected from a party in a while, but being denied at Seth Troxler's infamous Old Miami rager in Detroit was the enlightenment I needed.


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

A public service announcement.


A Netherlands Musical Festival Created a Mini Berghain That Nobody Could Get Into

The "Berghenk Experience" was pretty simple: you stand in line to get past the gate, get rejected, and try it all again.


What I Learned 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.


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.


I Asked Men Why They Ghosted Me

Seriously, would it kill you to text a girl back?


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."


This Guy Built An Empire Creating Fake Phone Numbers for Avoiding Creeps

"And please, do your best to forget about the person who gave you this number, because trust us, they have already forgotten about you."