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Public marriage proposals are such emotional events, even passersby stop what they are doing to applaud the presumably happy couple.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.

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