Dealing dating disappointments
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Coincidentally, it turned out the San Franciscan was going to be in New York City that weekend, and we made plans to meet when he arrived.When his plane landed, he said he was too tired to get together but asked if we could reschedule.
Like a few weeks ago when another Tinder match I hadn’t met yet cancelled a date, promising to reschedule, and I never heard from him again, I didn’t even a shed a tear—or download one meditation app.
What I uncovered were some harsh realities about online dating that no one ever talks about.
After the jump, some things you might not have known… Most of the member profiles you’ll find are inactive.
Because I’ve felt repeatedly hurt and rejected so many times by men who weren’t capable of being in healthy, nurturing relationships, I’ve internalized the (untrue) belief that love is something that’s for other people, but won’t ever work out for me.
And the storylines in my mind—that I’m unlovable, that I’ll always be alone—are so deep-seated that it’s hard to see around them to any possibility other than that I was rejected, and it’s personal.
And given " instead of what I usually do: sobbing uncontrollably while manically downloading meditation apps. I expect that I will continue to for some time to come, if not forever.
But between my therapist who helps me question my negative beliefs, my friends who keep telling me to not take things personally, and my own relentless work on myself to shake loose from these painful storylines, I’m making some progress.I wrote back to let him knew when I was free and then…crickets.I chalked it up to another ghosting, but not without worrying that I did something wrong, like somehow coming off as too desperate or too available in my one-line text about rescheduling.But there are two techniques that can sometimes give me a little bit of distance from my internal storylines. First, when I start hearing those voices in my head saying (OK, more like shouting), ""Second, when I’m trying to consider other possible explanations for why a guy bailed or ghosted or cut and ran, I could, in trying to comfort myself, decide that he’s just an asshole.But I remind myself that most people are pretty wounded from childhood and past relationships, and they're going around acting out their wounds on each other.Here’s how I’m learning to let rejection roll off my back.