"No" means "no," and "go away" means "go away."

There's a point at which young love tips over from being adorable to being annoying. It's an extremely distinct point that shouldn't be at all difficult to find: it's the point right after you've been rejected, which is fine, and right before you keep going, which is not.

The very idea that you can win somebody's affection at all is a kind of dangerous myth. Okay, maybe you can win somebody's company by beating them down with romantic overtures until they agree to spend time with you, but you can't force them to enjoy it. The more likely scenario, though, is that they'll start actively avoiding you, and you'll end up losing not just their friendship but your own self-respect.

Sources: DoeEyes | h/t Jezebel