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Text this girl to avoid awkwardness?

  1. Aug 13, 2012 #1

    FeDeX_LaTeX

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    Near the end of July, it was the last day of term so I took my chances and I asked a girl in my chemistry class if she wanted to go out with me, and she rejected me. A couple of weeks later, during the holidays, I tried to reach one of her friends to ask her out (I had a crush on her too -- I wasn't on the rebound, I just liked both of them), but she wouldn't pick up on my phonecall so I texted her and I got no response. I'm not sure if she got it or not, but I think it's more likely that she did get it.

    At the moment I've contacted neither of them since my respective encounters with each of them. The first girl is continuing with chemistry, but the second girl is dropping it, and possibly changing school too, so I won't see her. But it's the first girl I'm worried about -- school starts back in a couple of weeks. Our class follows a seating plan, and myself and this girl are typically always placed next to each other, and since it's the year we start a practical project, we're going to have to be working with each other, talking and seeing each other multiple times a week for a year, swapping data, etc... Of course, this is a problem; we haven't talked since she rejected me, and if she caught wind of me asking her friend out, she might be suspicious and question me about it in person. To avoid this, should I text her a casual message (not mentioning the rejection or her friend) and see how she responds, see what kind of ground we're on? Or do I just take it as it comes in September?
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2012 #2

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    This. And I can assure you that she's heard about your text to her friend. :smile:

    Don't make a big deal of things that haven't happened yet. Trying to preemptively deal with situations often makes a bigger mess than just letting things happen.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2012 #3

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    Yeah, and they hang out together a lot too so that knowledge has probably diffused pretty quickly...

    Okay, I won't text anyone. It was a bit of a stupid move to ask out her friend so soon after asking her out anyway -- probably should have waited, and the text was probably ignored since I was assumed to be on the rebound.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2012 #4

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    Oh crap. Now I know why her friend never responded. Because it's NOT her friend, it's some other girl in my class... but I did mention her name, so she'd know I'm not asking her out. That's great, now I am going to get the reputation that I ask everyone out. I sent an apology text but no response yet (it's only been a day so I'll give it time).
     
  6. Aug 14, 2012 #5

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    Is it common to ask-out members of the opposite sex via text? I have to admit to being a bit out of the loop on this one.

    Maybe times are changing and texting doesn't have the stigma I give it, but it seems a little too passive and timid, in my opinion. When I asked someone out on a date, I walked up to them, shoulders square, looked them in the eyes, and asked them! Again, I'm not implying that my way is correct; I haven't asked anyone out on a date in 7 years and social norms have probably changed.

    In the future:

    Try not to overthink the situation before it happens; you'll just end up making things unnecessarily stressful, and the stress will come out in your communication, which is the emotion that is the polar opposite of what you want to be portraying. :wink:

    Regarding your blunder: don't sweat it. It's not as bad as you think and there are plenty of opportunities ahead. Don't let this bring your world down: learn from it and move on! :smile:
     
  7. Oct 14, 2012 #6

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    I did want to ask her out in person and I usually do. This time though, all I had was a number, and she wasn't picking up, so I had no choice. Her response was this:

    "Hey, sorry I missed your call. And I'm really sorry but no, I'll see you after summer though, hope you have a great holiday." (14th July)

    Haven't spoken to her since then, and she seems to be avoiding me despite what she said above. (Well, to be fair, she didn't say anything about talking.)

    Thanks for your advice, I don't know what kind of rumours have been spread around though.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2012 #7
    Forget girls, have a beer :smile:
     
  9. Oct 15, 2012 #8
    Take a chill pill. Forget it all ever happened. She rejected you, so what? Move on, no apologies necessary. Their loss bro.
     
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  10. Oct 15, 2012 #9

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    It's not really the rejection that bothers me at the moment, just rumours that may be going around. I tried to ask out one girl, and then her friend very soon after. Now both pretty much ignore me and other girls are starting to do the same. People think I'm desperate.
     
  11. Nov 17, 2012 #10

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    I keep running into one of the girls who rejected me, and often at the same time. It's extremely awkward; we pass each other in the corridor but we don't say anything to each other, although we make eye contact (but only briefly). I'm really becoming irritated by this. For example, we have a higher education advisor in school, and due to our surnames, we're usually scheduled to see him one after the other, and as a result we often bump into each other more than we should and it's an awkward encounter. Should I just text her and ask her if she's okay and pretend nothing ever happened, just to rid myself of this? We have not spoken for just over 4 months. I don't want to go out with her anymore, but I don't like being uncomfortable around someone who I have to see pretty often.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2012 #11
    Why not just say hi when you see her instead of acting like you actually give a damn, that she rejected you?
     
  13. Nov 18, 2012 #12

    Lisa!

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    What if she wouldn't respond to you?

    I agree with you!
     
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