Dating, Flirting… and Rejection…

Posted: July 20, 2012 in For Parents and Guardians, For Teenagers
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Flirting and asking someone out can be very scary. Do you express your real feelings to someone and risk rejection? Or do you play games, mask your feelings and try to find out if the other person likes you first? Understand this, no one wants to be rejected.  No one wants to feel unattractive. But everyone, especially young people, want to know what it’s like to like someone, and be liked back by that person. So here’s the best advice… trust yourself. If you like someone, let them know (confidence is also an attractive quality), and trust yourself to handle the rejection if it happens. Trust yourself to get past the pain of being “turned down”  if it happens, and trust your “quality” enough where you think others will want to date you… even if it’s not the one you’re interested in right now. And then trust that just because someone didn’t feel the same way about you that you felt about them, it doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with you.  It just means it wasn’t the right “fit”. The only way to find anything out for sure is to be clear with the other person about who you are, what you want and how you feel. The more confusing you are with them, the more confused you will be about how they feel. So be brave and when you flirt, flirt with honesty, confidence, sincerity and the understanding that sometimes people “click”, and sometimes they don’t.

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