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Wanting Someone Who Doesn't Want You

Sep 17, 2008
Have you met someone that you really like and want to get to know better but they don't seem to have any interest in you? Worse yet, have you met someone that you have expressed interest in and they have not responded in kind? There is nothing worse than wanting someone who does not want you. In fact, this is depressing to a lot of people to the point where they do not feel attractive.

If you want someone who does not want you, don't let it eat away at you. Instead, you should be asking yourself why you would give the power to someone who does not want you back. Sure, it is painful and stings a bit when we are rejected, but just because one person doesn't want you doesn't mean that no one does. We are all attracted to different things and different people and just because you didn't have the connection that you had hoped for with one person doesn't mean that you will never have such a connection.

Wanting someone who does not want you is something that happens to the best of us, but when it becomes clear that you are not as desirable to someone as they are to you, do your best to move on. Many of us stick around and try to make the other person see why they should want us. This is not only unlikely to work, it makes you look needy and even more unattractive. If you accept the rejection gracefully you are able to walk away with your head held high and this may allow for the two of you to come together at some point in the future when the timing is right.

You cannot force a relationship to work. Someone either wants to be with you or doesn't and there isn't much middle ground. Instead of focusing on the person who has made it clear that they do not return your affection, focus on the positives of being single or being without that person. When you make the most out of the situation you will come across as a more attractive person, and who knows, this could change the other person's mind in the future.

In short, wanting someone who does not want you is a waste of your time. You need to spend your time and energy on the people and things in your life that do appreciate you or benefit from your attention. If someone makes it clear that they don't return the affection, let it go, when you do this it will be easier to move forward and meet someone that wants you as much as you want them.
About the Author
Rodrigo Rehn is a Relationships Expert, Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance online dating for singles.
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