He Doesn't Like You Back, So What? 

He Doesn’t Like You Back, So What? 

He doesn’t like you back so you’re going to swear off dating forever? You’re going to lock away your heart and refuse to let anyone close to you? You’re going to convince yourself you’re better off alone?

One rejection isn’t the end of the world and he’s not the only person in the world. You’re going to love again. You’re going to find someone who fills you with butterflies, someone who makes your heart beat fast, someone who gets you excited about dating again.

He doesn’t like you back so you’re going to stare in the mirror and pick apart your appearance, calling yourself ugly and unlovable, just because you didn’t get the guy that you wanted?

Think about how many people have called you beautiful in the past. Maybe it was mainly friends and family and guys you have no interest in dating — but their compliments still count. You can’t assume the opinion of your crush is worth more than everyone else’s opinion. He’s just one person. His opinion isn’t right.

He doesn’t like you back so you’re going to spend months moping around in bed, crying over the fact that one single person in this universe isn’t interested in dating you?

There are so many options out there. I know this is the guy you want, this is the guy who makes you happy, but apparently this guy isn’t for you. That doesn’t mean your love life is over. It only means you’re free to move onto someone else who feels strongly about you.

You’re allowed to be upset he doesn’t like you back. You’re allowed to spend a few weekends crying over him. But don’t let those weekends turn into months and years and decades and an eternity.

He doesn’t like you back, but that doesn’t change the fact that you’re a beautiful, intelligent, strong-willed woman. You’re going to find someone who appreciates you one day. You’re going to end up dating someone who means so much more to you than this guy does.

He doesn’t like you back, but that doesn’t say anything about your worth. Your relationship status has nothing to do with your value. Neither does how many boys like you.

You’re allowed to be upset about what happened between the two of you, but you cannot start thinking poorly of yourself because you lost him. You cannot compare everything about yourself to the girls that he has more interest in. You cannot care too much about his opinion.

Even though you aren’t able to see it now, it’s a good thing he’s gone. You don’t want to waste your time with someone who is unable to see how sweet you are, someone who underestimates your beauty.

He doesn’t like you. So what? It might feel like the end of the world right now, but you’ll be happy it turned out this way soon. You’ll be happy you were able to ditch someone who wasn’t able to see your worth in order to find someone who does. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Holly is the author of Severe(d): A Creepy Poetry Collection.

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