How to deal with dating rejection
This creates a skewed perception and we become over-analytical of our own lives, feeling that we’re failing somehow because “why aren’t I as happy as them?
” What we need to remember is this same thing is happening to all of our friends.
From Facebook to Pinterest, Twitter, and half a dozen others, social media keeps us connected.
The other side of that same coin is studies show social media use can lead to depression, anxiety, and reduced self-esteem.
It cuts out all the nonsense and pretence of online dating. It's like browsing through an Argos catalogue of ladies, or shuffling through a deck of female top trumps. I am amazed my potential mates are so shallow - but flattered to be suddenly so bombarded with requests I almost can't keep up.
I show a male friend the app, just to explain how it works. I end up with a choice of five for a date on Friday night.
According to a psychological study, rejection causes the brain’s pain receptors to respond as though the body had been physically injured.
To quote the study: “As far as your brain is concerned, a broken heart is not so different from a broken arm.” Not only does the brain register the ache of rejection as real pain, but this also triggers a “cascade of emotional and cognitive consequences,” including depression, jealousy, and anger.
What this does is only show the side of their lives; and when the bright side is all we see and we compare our lives to others, we’re comparing the good and bad of our lives with only the good of others.If you have a story to tell or a lesson to share and you’d like to contribute to our site as a guest, please email us at [email protected] we’re a great match, we’d love to tell you more about joining our family of writers.Mindful meditation is a practice used to help control anxiety, self-awareness, and cognitive therapy.