rejection

guide

The 11 Best Ways to Avoid 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
8.24.18
Dating

Being Rejected Sucks, Here's How to Cope

A sexuality educator, dating coach, philosopher, and more give their best advice to handle heartbreak.
Anna Goldfarb
7.18.17
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
6.2.17
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
8.2.16
Stuff

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.
Laurence Colbert
7.19.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Shrooms Make Rejection More Chill, Study Says

Researchers found that the "magic" in magic mushrooms can help you feel better about getting snubbed.
Helen Donahue
4.19.16
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