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
5.8.19
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
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
Features

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.
Michelle Lhooq
6.5.17
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
thump news

A Netherlands Music 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.
David Garber
8.3.16
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
7.19.16
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
10.9.15
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
6.26.15
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