Rejection sucks. Nobody likes it. And romantic rejection might be one of the most painful kinds. But there are ways to reject someone that minimizes the pain. The least painful way to reject someone is to tell them you have to move out of state, and then actually move out of state (recommend this one to anyone thinking about rejecting me). But not everyone has the decency to find a job in a different city and displace their lives just to spare your feelings, unfortunately.
Of course, rejection hurts. Especially when it's this level of savage. But the phrase "dodged a bullet" applies to most of these.
1.) From DickySchmidt33:
I went on a first date with a girl. We had a nice dinner and really seemed to be hitting it off. We decided to visit a jazz club after dinner. Some guy started flirting with her when she was on her way to the ladies room. It continued when she was on her way back. Dude then posted up nearby and just kept looking at her and winking at her while she was sitting at the table with me.