Public marriage proposals are such emotional events, even passersby stop what they are doing to applaud the presumably happy couple.
The Ring<p>"I was dating a guy for two or three weeks (yes, weeks) and he proposed to me. With a ring he had bought for another woman. Which he told me as he was proposing. I said no and kind of slowly ghosted him because YIKES."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kr2vcc/women_who_got_proposed_to_but_rejected_it_why_and/gi7eusr?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">thefiercestcalm</a><br></p>
Wasn't A Joke<p>"I guy a went on one date proposed to me because he wanted a green card. I thought he was joking at first. He wasn't. I said no and then goodbye forever"</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kr2vcc/women_who_got_proposed_to_but_rejected_it_why_and/gi8wqt4?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">azick545<br></a></p><p>"It was honestly hilarious. I was like at least put in some more effort, string me along, etc. But at least he made his feelings apparent quickly and I didn't have to worry anymore."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kr2vcc/women_who_got_proposed_to_but_rejected_it_why_and/gi9m7a1?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">azick545</a><br></p>
If It Weren't For The Age Gap<p>"The class was pretty laid back so we were all mostly comfortable with each other. Hanging out chatting after class one day and he gets my attention and says, very matter of fact 'we should get married, here's why' and proceeds to list several reasons why. Some of his reasons were- I could drive his Jeep any time I wanted. It was a brand new Rubicon and I had an older grand cherokee so obviously I love jeeps. I could play music as loud as I wanted any time of day, wouldn't bother him. We would never fight because he couldn't hear me anyway. He had a job, collected disability pay, and had his own home so I would never have to work. I always looked so interested in what he had to say. That one was him picking on me because he knew I didn't know sign language."</p><p>"He said it would be perfect. I agreed with him that it did sound pretty great, except for the fact that he was the same age as my dad and that was weird."</p>
The Senior Player<p>"92 yr old man at a nursing home used to ask me and every other woman to Marry him daily. Had this whole sweet old man line 'your the most beautiful woman I've ever seen' , I would reply 'I just heard you say the same thing to that nurse,' 'but you're prettier.' Made me smile everytime. He had forgotten he was already married."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kr2vcc/women_who_got_proposed_to_but_rejected_it_why_and/gi8br6l?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">damnit_jen</a><br></p>
White Water Rafting Followed By A Proposal<p>"A friend of mine in another city, had been trying to set me up with her male roommate. He, whom I had never met, had won tickets for white water rafting in BC... about 6 hours away for me, and 3 for him... we decided to do a weekend trip to meet (my friend insisted that he was cool... otherwise I never would have gone without knowing him for a while.<br>Anyways... I was *very* clear that we wouldn't be having sex, since we had just met, and he agreed, pointing out that he was strict Roman Catholic and would not have sex until married."</p><p>"First night we fooled around a bit, but nothing much.... went white water rafting the next day, had dinner and back to the room."<br></p><p>"He very excitedly tells me that he met a priest who was also staying at the hotel, and PROPOSES!!!! With complete seriousness!!"<br></p><p>"WTF!! Everything after that went rather poorly. He didn't understand why I wouldn't see him again after dropping him off at home."</p><p>"Did not change my life, other than have a good story...."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kr2vcc/women_who_got_proposed_to_but_rejected_it_why_and/gi8swi6?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">DelicateIslandFlower</a><br></p>
Sweet Little Suitors<p>"I worked as a pre-k teaching assistant for a year. The head teacher was married so they called her Mrs. while I was not so they called me Ms. Eventually some of the kids noticed this difference and started asking why head teacher was Mrs. and I wasn't. We explained that she was married and I didn't have a husband. Upon hearing that one little boy loudly stated 'I will marry you! I want to be your husband!' I got 3 other proposals from 3 different 4 year olds that day. Definitely not a serious story, but one that always makes me smile :)"</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kr2vcc/women_who_got_proposed_to_but_rejected_it_why_and/gi9hutp?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Careless-Shirt-5723</a><br></p>
The Deadbeat<p>"Okay, my first boyfriend. Started dating in high school, my end of 9th grade year, he was a senior. So he went off to college, lived 2 hours away. Cool, everything was cool. My junior year, he moves back to our hometown. Didn't talked about, I asked him about college. He just said he didn't want to go anymore, then I realize this guy can't commit to a job, like in high school I understood the slack. I ended things with him that summer before I went for my senior year."</p>
Getting rejected can hurt, but it's the sort of thing that happens to everyone and you're going to have a much better time in life if you have a sense of humor about it.
Camping And Consequences<p>We flirted for several weeks, hung out every day, I kept feeling a closer and closer connection but due to circumstances I could not control we were never alone enough together for me to test it. Had some friends plan a camping trip and I invited her and she said yes. I even specifically told her there's gonna be two couples there so we're gonna be in a tent just the two of us, she said yeah she knows. </p><p>Get to the trip, we have a few drinks and I ask her if she wants to take a walk with me to look at stars (I get it, it's corny, shut up.) Once we're a little away from everyone I tell her how much I like her and attempt to go in for a kiss.</p><p>NOPE: "Sorry...I'm not what you're looking for" </p><p>That shattered me; utterly gutted.</p><p>We ended up going to a different area that weekend, met another group and I ended up meeting a girl who actually was into me - which made the first girl act wildly jealous and leave.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g17tix0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">chipsconqueso</a></p>
An Ego 180<p>I was with 2 guy friends at our mall one time (years ago in jr. High). A small group of girls started following us. So we stopped and waited to see what they would do. Eventually 1 comes over and says that her and her friends think we're cute and can they have our numbers. I remember feeling pretty bad@ss just then - I didn't realize yet that I wasn't included lol. </p><p>So one buddy says he has a girlfriend (he did), girl looks at buddy #2 and he gives her his number. She says ok thanks and leaves. Didn't even look at me. Ego did a 180 that day. Lol</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g187kst?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">TenGHz</a></p>
Death<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU1NTI0NC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzOTcwODc0OX0.Ar5x6WBKZhzo39SJ1d_EesMwsfo-rG7w1_yALn8pSs8/img.gif?width=980" id="ed5b8" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="1eaf454ee183554dbb5f2fc7bb2cb2bf" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="200" data-height="184" />faint fainting GIFGiphy<p>I told em I had feelings for them they responded with</p><p>"I'm dying"</p><p>They followed it up with a joke about corona and pretended like I never said anything. Which to be honest hurts more than proper rejection, at least acknowledge it.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g16zq5r?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">pls-hug-me-im-lonely</a></p>
If It Aint Broke, Don't Fix It<p>Gave a girl at work my number on a piece of paper and she handed it right back and said "We talk at work all the time so let's keep doing that"</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g17fqyh?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">Askafishy</a></p><p>Savage!</p><p>At least she was clear about it though...</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g17xzmg?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">DrunkenPangolin</a></p><p>That sucks, but gotta give it to her, she ripped off the band-aid fast, no ambiguity in that rejection.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g17zy8z?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">Ijumpandkick</a></p>
One Sided<p>Stopped texting first and realized that she never texted me for three days. It was totally one sided.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g176qd3?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">Kaivan189</a></p><p>An actual girlfriend ran this experiment and found that I didn't text her for a week... some people are just sh*t (ie. me). My bf status didn't survive this experiment, but I learned from it.</p><p>I was 18, fun loving and carefree, and I've always had a poor grasp of passing time... I had no idea. We lived a 30min drive for her/60min bus for me apart, so it wasn't unusual to go a week without seeing each other. She suspected that she was the one driving the text conversations, and apparently she was absolutely correct. </p><p>I was soooo into this girl, and it sucks that I made her think otherwise. I'm 35 now, and we're still friends. I'm very happily married, in no small part due to some post-break up coaching from the first girl on how to be a better human.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g17nfkt?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">DasWulf23</a></p>
"Oh..."<p>My roommate encouraged me to ask this girl out. He said she really liked me. </p><p>So I ask her out and set a dinner date. I pick her up and at dinner, she barely responds to me. I ask questions about her major, her family, etc and all I get back are short answers and no follow up. I'm frustrated and she's unhappy and I guess we both look miserable when the waitress tells us that we need to perk up and be happy! </p><p>She then asks how long we've been dating. Her face falls when I tell her this is the first date she goes "Oh..." and walks away and doesn't really talk to us again.</p>
The Wristband<p>She gave me a thin paper wristband she has made which said "the wristband of friendship". Like literally printed on it. </p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g17rwih?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">Naistpreorea</a></p><p>This is the best one by far. Sorry but also thank you. I might have not even been upset 'cause it's just so funny.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g18fhmk?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">HobKing</a></p><p>I feel like if it got that far for you to realize she wasn't into you then you probably deserve the blunt message at least a little bit since whatever else she tried obviously wasn't working.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g18tait?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">FlyOnDreamWings</a></p>
Lock Screen<p>Oh snap. So, last fall I went to class and ran into this really cute girl and I thought "hey, I'm gonna try to talk to her more" and over the next 2 weeks I found 0 openings until we were told to get into groups for a project. Small class, but I wasn't in her group so I asked her if it was cool if I joined her group because they seemed more serious than my other group. (Bunch of losers)</p><p>She said yes. So it was me, her best friend and another girl I'd talked to for a bit. We agreed to meet up on Friday at the library. We talked a bit more before then and became friends. She's really touchy so she'd grab my arm, lean on me etc. I thought she was into me. I show up early and she was there alone so we began to talk and she's sooo much like me. Has a weird sense of humor, very smart, and super friendly. She even liked Dragonball. That's the dream!</p><p>Then the other two girls arrive and I see her phone and her lock screen is of her best friend. The other girl comments "Aww, your best friends your lock screen?" And she says "nope, my girlfriends my lock screen"</p>
Amnesia<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU1NTI0My9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NTU1NjAzNH0.K4F7kjvoKh4kLhG2-lohOT4gR2Gj_3th7Ngc2tlCKh4/img.gif?width=980" id="23efe" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="92210002c6cffb544bbdd022e695b35f" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="270" />music video amnesia GIF by VevoGiphy<p>I have to tell this because it's hilarious and I know for a fact it's true because I witnessed it. </p><p>A girl I know was dating a guy who turned out to be married. The wife found out but stayed with the husband. So the guy gets in a car accident and the side chick girl calls to see if he's ok. </p><p>The dude tells her he has amnesia and doesn't remember her and he's with his wife now. Homeboy done said he got amnesia to get rid of the side chick!</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g17rhld?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">saydizzle</a></p>
Bathroom Breaks<p>I was in a club and wanted to go to the bathroom. He kept pulling me back into his lap. I tried to explain and he wouldn't listen. So I peed in his lap</p><p><span></span>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g173fsk?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">gigila</a></p>
A Slip<p>When I accidentally let a fart slip as we got out of the car to her crib and then suddenly had to sleep in the guest room.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g1702qs?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">igobydotgatsby</a></p>
Let Me Stop You Right There<p>Female colleague at the beer garden: "Awww, cute. But let me stop you right there. You are more like a cute little brother."</p><p>She was 28-29, I was 21-22. It didn't hurt as much as I thought/excepted. Still in contact with her.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g2456cd?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">genji1234</a></p>
Thanks Dad<p>Kinda sorta on topic, but 180 degrees different:</p><p>I once lived with this very beautiful woman, and my dad, who hadn't visited much, suddenly started visiting me once a month (flying his plane to the local airport). I thought, great...it's good to get to hang out more. When that relationship ended, suddenly and immediately dad stopped flying there to see me. So...yeah, I found out my dad definitely wasn't into me, just my girlfriend.</p><p><span></span>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g20sk71?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Kurt300</a></p>
Aging Well<p>Not a girl, cos gay etc. But heard this guy I worked with had a crush on me, which was awesome cos I always liked him but didn't think I had a chance as I was about 8 years older.</p><p>We went on a few dates and got on really well, looked like it was going somewhere until I dropped my age into a conversation and saw the horrified look on his face. Turns out his roommate told him I was MUCH younger than I actually was and from that point on it was pretty clear it was going nowhere.</p><p>On the plus side, found out I still look young af 👍</p><p><span></span>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g1td4xq?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">djcraiglaw</a></p>
Almost<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzU3MTEwMi9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzOTcyNTUzNn0.RXW1FnGlJukKlNfVdQGUnfetBc2iBOw_bCHfzYd3plA/img.gif?width=980" id="53d18" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="d8946f50a81ff2ecdb9e79e3c3a19ed3" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="500" data-height="268" />its happening almost famous GIFGiphy<p>I asked a girl out to see a movie and she turned up with a female friend. I only had two tickets, and this was a very nice movie theatre so the seats were allocated . I bought another one, but it was now late, so the seat was at the back...and yes, that's the one I sat in.</p><p>She called me later and said 'they had tried to find me..' but from my crows nest seat I had seen them leave. They had quickly walked straight to the exit, not even looking back.</p><p>I can't see 'Almost Famous' without feeling that same disappointment.</p><p><span></span>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g1qqo4g?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">TruthFlavor</a></p>
Eye-Snapping Karma<p>I had never been dumped, I was always the one to end it. So the first time it happened I didn't even realize it.</p><p>It was only while clearing an email inbox, running across an old message from someone I had left, recognizing the language—someone else had been saying all the same things to me that I had been saying to this other girl.</p><p>...Oh—I am being ghosted! And I'm acting like one of those clingy "psycho" girls I used to date...</p><p>...Oh—being ghosted sucks. Those girls were not psycho, I am just a terrible person...</p><p>Opened my eyes. Hard. Not just snapping to the fact that the girl I loved did not want to be with me (ouch)</p><p>But also that I had done the same thing to so many girls without even realizing (yikes)</p><p>So not just hurt, shock, embarrassment but also shame on top; a real seven-layer burrito of trash.</p><p>In the long run it made me a better person. When it came time to end things in later relationships, from either direction, I handled it better.</p><p>...too bad I didn't realize it before I spiraled and burnt a bunch more bridges... sigh</p><p><span></span>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g1o0fpi?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">levieeleven</a></p>
Fell Flat<p>After taking her out to dinner, having a great time, making out with her and slowly our clothes came off and... she was super super dry.</p><p>I noticed she had an odd expression on her face. Like you lost a loved one or had your heart broken -and then I realized everything like the end of a SAW movie: </p><p>She didn't really get over her ex-fiance who died of cancer a year before.</p><p>I knew her for 10 years and I always had a crush on her too! Out of circumstance we just both were always seeing someone else. We were never single at the same time. </p><p>I just hated how it fell so flat lol. UGH.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g1lhcwm?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">secondswing</a></p>
Initiation<p>Actually initiated the hug for once and she tensed up, recoiled and let out a little yelp. I think about that girl all the time. She was the perfect height for me to rest my chin on her head when I hugged her. I wish I was less awkward back then.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g1fgrky?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">yabboirabbi24</a></p>
Addition By Subtraction<p>When my 60 year old female neighbor and close "friend "of 5 years told me not to come near her after I got the flu shot, but wanted to hang out during the Covid-19 quarantine. She then went after another man. </p><p>Addition by subtraction. There were many other quirks like ADD, germophobia, possible bipolar and others - but that was the last straw. Too much baggage for an attractive woman that age which; explains why she was never married.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g1exx1u?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">mdjake</a></p>
A Crumb Of A Hint<p>Uhhh once me and a guy i was friends with kept matching on dating apps, and we would be playful and I would ask him to hang out and he would say he's down. Once I ran into him at a bar and sat with him awhile and he looked at me deeply and said, "You know, I think about you a lot." </p><p>And idk he was drunk so I didnt want to make a move when he wasnt sober, but I told him the same and we flirted a little. Then on Instagram i got bold once and called him attractive and flirted, and all he did was "like" the message, so I just stopped. If I cant tell if they return an interest, and if they're not making any obvious indications, why would I even want them? </p><p>Part of dating is wanting to feel wanted. I genuinely really liked him for a few years, even before the dating apps. But if someone wants you, you shouldn't feel confused about it. You should have more than a crumb of a hint.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/i89nk6/guys_what_made_you_realize_this_girl_is/g1ctpdg?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="dofollow">rosegoldquartz</a></p>
Gay Man Pens Powerful Response After His Conservative Dad Admits To Feeling Like A 'Terrible Parent' For Having Two Gay Sons
Coming out to one's family isn't always a scary or negative experience, but many folks have to deal with at least some emotional turbulence in their family relationships.
People whose families are highly conservative or religious, or both, often have an even bigger hurdle to overcome in being accepted by their families.
Being rejected is definitely never a good feeling, but some rejections hurt worse than others. It's especially bad when the other person goes out of their way to be cruel and hurtful.
It can be even worse as a teen, when folks are just starting to figure out the whole relationship dynamic thing and may not have the best self-esteem to begin with.
10.<p>"I don't think you should meet my parents. They don't even know we're dating yet."</p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">"We're dating?"</span><br></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ctz4ea/teenagers_of_reddit_what_was_the_worst_ever/expubxd?context=3" target="_blank">DwayneTheBathJohnson</a></span></p>
9.<p>I once did a musical where the final two people, one was a freshman dude, and the other was a senior girl, were bowing at the end. After they both bowed, the guy asked for everyone to stop clapping for a moment, to which he turned to the senior and said, "I've felt a connection with you this whole time, will you be the Belle to my Beast?" And I kid you not the whole audience was silent except for the senior's boyfriend laughing in the front row. She calmly walked off stage and the director broke the news to him that she was already seeing someone.</p><p>That was the last show he did with us I think. And myself and others still joke with the senior sending her texts like Will you be the Belle to my Beast.<br></p><p>-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ctz4ea/teenagers_of_reddit_what_was_the_worst_ever/expc1i8?context=3" target="_blank">Trolater</a></p>
8.<p>Not currently a teenager but when I was one I was in a game of spin the bottle with my crush and a bunch of other people at a birthday party.</p><p>We played several rounds and when my spin landed on my crush she just got up and said "let's play something else"<br></p><p>-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ctz4ea/teenagers_of_reddit_what_was_the_worst_ever/expym8t?context=3" target="_blank">NotBearhound</a></p>
7.<p>I had a girl in my middle school class that i liked. I tried talking to her, but being in middle school its hard af. Were all in line trying to get in the classroom and i was standing behind her. I was jus staring at the back of her head a foot away from her, i waa trying to get in class. She was just turning her head and i guess caught me staring(at her head btw). She made a disgusted face and said "omg youre such a creep" in front of everyone in the hall. Some other girls and guys started getting in on that joke. For almost half a year people would purposely run or look away from my direction laughing so i couldnt talk to them in the halls. It was miserable.</p><p>-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ctz4ea/teenagers_of_reddit_what_was_the_worst_ever/exptn19?context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">maazypaaz</a></p>
6.<p>I had pooped my pants when I was about 6. I was always given hell for this incident. It eventually died out, but it still happened sometimes. So anyway I really liked a girl for 3 years. Finally asked her out when I was about 14. She didn't say anything, just turned and went away. 2 days later a everyone in school knew that "poopman" asked her out. I was called that till I left school.</p><p>-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ctz4ea/teenagers_of_reddit_what_was_the_worst_ever/exphmm4?context=3" target="_blank">Jakeperaltasbutt</a></p>
5.<p>There was a guy I grew up with who I really liked for a really long time. Once we got into high school we shared some extra-curricular activities and started hanging out more and it seemed the perfect time to be brave and ask him out. When I did, he said that we weren't a good match because I like books and he likes working out. Ouch.</p><p>-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ctz4ea/teenagers_of_reddit_what_was_the_worst_ever/exq6fri?context=3" target="_blank">erinaceous-poke</a></p>
4.<p>Was accused of being a stalker after trying to talk to a girl. Confidence absolutely crushed.</p><p>-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ctz4ea/teenagers_of_reddit_what_was_the_worst_ever/exporvr?context=3" target="_blank">unix_fan</a></p>
3.<p>During High School homecoming season, my friend decided to ask this girl to the dance, despite not really knowing each other that well. Few days prior to the event, he dressed up in a suit, brought rose flowers, and waited outside a class the girl was in. When she came out, she saw my friend with bunch of random people forming a curious crowd all laughing and excited to see what would happen. She covered her face and ran away, ignoring my friend's desperate act of trying to stop her. It got super awkward after that, and my friend looked devastated... On the homecoming though, he came by himself and took over the stage with mad dance moves. He was very unique and fun guy.</p><p>-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ctz4ea/teenagers_of_reddit_what_was_the_worst_ever/expn1v6?context=3" target="_blank">wofodgkfjs</a></p>
2.<p>I'm not a teenager now, but when I was I really liked a guy I was in acting classes with. I've always been really androgynous and back then I tried to compensate by going overly girly. One day I plucked up the courage to ask if he wanted to go out sometime. He looked me dead in the face and said, "No offense, but if I wanted to date someone who looked like my little brother, I'd date my little brother."</p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">I've been rejected a lot, but that one hurt. </span></p><p><span style="background-color: initial;">-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ctz4ea/teenagers_of_reddit_what_was_the_worst_ever/expp5kg?context=3" target="_blank">dethklokalypse42069</a></span></p>
1.<p>I was in primary school and I tried to start a conversation with a girl through notes I saw someone do it earlier in the week but with another person. This was where we couldn't talk during class. </p><p>I wrote her a note saying ''Hi :)'' we made eye contact she gave me a disgusted look and dropped it on ground that hurt me so much. Words couldn't explain.<br></p><p>-<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ctz4ea/teenagers_of_reddit_what_was_the_worst_ever/exq7zzw?context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">xbetterdayz</a></p>
Channeling our inner Jerry Seinfelds: rejecting people for miniscule reasons. Gotta maintain our standards, right? Don't worry, Petty White, you're not alone.
atomictea asked: What's the pettiest reason you won't date someone over?
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