Hi all, it's been a long time since I last posted on PF. I think I need some help regarding the following. Thanks in advance for the input. (I hope I'm not being awkward...) Well, I've heard a lot about the general pieces of advice about how to approach girls/women: be confident, be polite , don't be creepy etc. But, I just realized that I don't really know how to deal with rejection effectively. For instance, when I was about 14 and I asked a girl I knew for her number, she kinda said no. So, I guess I simply awkwardly walked away. And she told her friends about it and they laughed and all that and it really hurt me. So, I was wondering what would be a nice way to "walk away" once you get a "no"? Like, what would be the best thing to say (if any) and how to deal with it? Everything I can come up with seems lame: 1. "Oh okay, have a nice day." (Too dry/weird) 2. "Alright. Sorry for having bothered you." (I would facepalm myself to death if I ever said that) 3. Simply walk away. (Really...??) By now, you must have a good idea to what I'm getting at right now. I'd greatly appreciate your help.