Sometimes a guy will man up and try to escape the Friend Zone. And usually, this guy flawlessly fails. Here is a small set of guidelines to follow upon being rejected:
1. Don’t hold a grudge.
Generally, it’s a terrible idea to feel animosity towards someone for not returning emotional feelings. For example, do not fucking watch her web show and act like a stupid little 5’3″ bitch in the chat room. Holding a grudge will just push her further away, and you’ll never be able to re-establish your friendship.
2. Don’t try to be friends immediately.
It’s not going to work. Don’t ask me why. It just won’t. Just let the emotions settle down for a little bit. If she doesn’t think you guys should talk anymore, don’t push against it. You need to (seemingly) get over her before you can be friends again.
3. Don’t dwell on her.
Rejection doesn’t mean the end of the world. I know that she seemed like she would be a perfect girlfriend for you. However, you won’t be able to find out how many more perfect-er girls are out there if you spend all of your time crying about her.
4. Don’t try to get through to her through people close to her.
Since you guys aren’t talking to each other anymore, you become best friends with her little brother? Don’t do that. It’s so fucking awkward.
5. Don’t worry about it.
A relationship is impossible unless there’s a spark coming from both ways. It’s unfortunate that she didn’t feel the spark, but that’s just the way it is sometimes. It doesn’t mean that you’re an unattractive person, it just means that she didn’t see you in that kind of light. Chin up, soldier.