How Does A Man Feel When He Rejects A Woman? (Explained)

Rejection is a natural part of the attraction and being interested in someone. After all, things aren’t always going to be sunshine and rainbows.

So when a man rejects a woman, is it possible that he can feel just as bad as the woman who was rejected? Absolutely.

There are actually quite a few things that the man can feel when he rejects a woman. Let’s talk more about those feelings as well as non-verbal ways of hinting towards rejection.

How A Man Feels When He Rejects A Woman

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There’s actually a lot of things that a man can feel when he rejects a woman. On one side of things, he can feel horrible, and on the other side of things, he can feel great and powerful.

You need to keep in mind that there are going to be a lot of variables when it comes to how the man feels after the rejection. Here is an example.

Let’s say that a man was giving the woman plenty of signs that he had absolutely no interest in her. Nevertheless, the woman kept pushing her interest on him despite all of his warning signs.

Eventually, the woman ends up asking him out and it comes down to the man finally telling her what she needs to hear. How do you think that the guy will feel in this scenario?

Given the fact that there are still many more variables in this specific scenario, it’s safe to say that the man can feel:

  • Angry or annoyed that it had come down to him rejecting her.
  • Happy because he can finally straight up tell her that he doesn’t like her.

That’s just one made-up example though.

Let’s talk more about the specific feelings that can occur when a man rejects a woman. More importantly though, why he might be feeling those specific feelings.

1) The Man Doesn’t Feel Great About Rejecting The Woman

This is probably going to be the most common feeling when it comes to a man rejecting a woman. After all, it’s not always an easy thing for him to do.

When you think about it, it’s usually the man who is asking the woman to go on a date or to be his girlfriend. So when it’s the other way around, you can bet that the woman is very interested in him.

The guy usually understands this, which is going to make it quite a difficult process for giving the woman the bad news.

Plus, given the fact that this type of scenario doesn’t happen all that much, it’s also something that the man isn’t going to have a lot of experience with.

When he rejects a woman, he might be wondering:

  • Does she hate me now?
  • Was I too harsh in my rejection?
  • Are we still going to be able to be friends?
  • Is she ever going to still want to talk to me?

The man might even be oblivious to the fact that the woman even had any interest in him, in the first place.

Either way, it’s not going to be all sunshine and rainbows when it comes to a guy rejecting a woman. On the other hand, there are going to be sometimes when a man shared completely different feelings.

2) The Man Feels Great About Finally Rejecting The Woman

There will be times when the man feels great about finally being able to reject a girl, in a way that allows him to move on from speaking with her.

In case you didn’t notice above, I stated that the man can feel great when “finally” rejecting the woman. The important word here is finally.

There can be times where a woman is so into the man, that she completely neglects all of the signs and clues that he is not interested in her.

Here are some more examples so that you can get a good idea about what a man would feel great for rejecting a woman:

  • He told her that he has a girlfriend.
  • He hasn’t once ever asked to hang out with her.
  • He usually replies with one-word responses (especially through text).
  • Overall, he has no interest in associating with her and her big interest in him.

Given the examples above, you can see how the woman has pretty much been a nuisance for the man. So when it comes to rejection, you can also see how he’d feel great about finally getting her off of his back.

In this scenario, it would have also been easier if the woman was able to see the fact that he was never interested in the first place. Sometimes you just need to get the verbal confirmation though. I’ve been there before.

3) The Man Might Get An Ego Boost From Rejecting The Woman

This is going to be the least likely option, but there are some guys who get an ego boost from rejecting the woman that is interested in him.

Have you ever met a guy who was extremely cocky or even arrogant? That’s the type of guy who will most likely get an ego boost from rejecting a woman.

This type of guy would most likely take it a step further. Heck, or even a few steps further by:

  • Really laying on the rejecting hard.
  • Creating a funny story about the situation and telling his friends.

In other words, this type of guy would be anything but happy or angry. His ego will get the best of him, and he will use that to move confidently in the direction of someone else.

While this is the type of scenario that is the least likely to happen, it’s still a possible outcome.

How Do You Tell If A Guy Is Rejecting You?

There are plenty of signs that a guy is rejecting you. Some of them include not showing any interest, acting like he doesn’t care, as well as replying with one-word answers.

The fact of that matter is that a guy can subtly reject you before it ultimately comes down to him verbally telling you.

When you pick up on these subtle clues, it will save yourself the heartache of him having to be much blunter and upfront with you.

Let’s talk more about some of the most common signs that a guy isn’t interested and is rejecting you.

1) The Guy Acts Like He Doesn’t Care

There’s a popular quote that I want to share with you, as it can save you from future heartache:

When someone acts like they don’t care; believe them.

This is one of the biggest signs that a guy is rejecting you, without him actually saying anything. Here are a few examples of a guy acting like he doesn’t care:

  • Not giving you any respect.
  • He doesn’t do anything for you.
  • Not initiating contact with you first.

The list goes on and on, but the more signs that you see from the guy that he just doesn’t seem to care about you? Then most likely he doesn’t, and it’s time to move on from him.

2) The Guy Shows Very Little Interest In You

A guy can also subtly reject you by showing little to no interest in you. When this happens, it should be a huge warning sign to proceed with caution.

This can be very similar to acting like he doesn’t care, but there are plenty more warning signs that you need to keep in mind. Here are a few of them:

  • He rarely makes eye contact with you.
  • For him, physical contact is a big no-no.
  • You won’t be hearing any compliments coming from him.
  • He doesn’t actively listen (he might text others while you talk).

When a guy shows very little (or no) interest, it can make for pretty awkward moments. These types of moments you’ll be able to easily pick up on.

For example, imagine if you’re the only one flirting in a conversation. It gets even worse when he can’t even look you in the eye and give you any type of good response.

So when someone acts like they don’t care, believe them. The same thing goes for when someone shows very little interest in you as well.

These are some of the most common forms of rejection, as guys aren’t always wanting to straight-up tell you that they are not interested in order to keep things civil.

What Does Rejection Do To A Man?

On the other hand, when a man gets rejected, it can cause a lot of emotional feelings for him. He might feel hurt, unappreciated, disrespected, and he might even get angry.

Rejection isn’t always the easiest thing to handle, especially if you weren’t expecting the person to reject you in the first place.

So in other words, it won’t always be easy for the man to quickly recover from the rejection.

Depending on the severity of the rejection, the guy might even look for ways to make the girl jealous who rejected him. It’s his way of validating himself and bringing his confidence back up.

What Do I Do After Getting Rejected By A Guy? Final Words

After being rejected by a guy, the absolute best thing that you can do is to move onwards and upwards with your life.

As we’ve talked about in this article, rejection can be a very difficult process to deal with. For both the person being rejected and the person doing the rejecting.

If a guy is going to get the point where:

  • He’s not lying.
  • He’s telling you how he feels (even though it will hurt your feelings).

Then you need to be respectful of the fact that he just isn’t interested in you, and it’s time to put your effort and energy into someone who is interested in you (and frequently shows it).

There will be times when a guy can change his mind after rejecting you, but that’s going to be based on your scenario, how long you’ve known each other, and what could potentially blossom in the future.

Nevertheless, sometimes you need to take a step back from everything and address the situation:

  • If you feel like there is still a chance for you two in the future; then be patient.
  • If you feel like he has 0% interest in you; then it’s time to move on.

I trust that you’ll make the best decision, even if it’s not an easy one to make in the first place. Heck, whenever is a decision like that an easy one to make?