CAsey Lo­gan

Calgary Sun - - LIFE -

For males, rom-coms have shaped our be­liefs that it’s ro­man­tic to pur­sue the girl of your dreams doggedly, be­cause in the end, she will sud­denly re­al­ize that she has fallen in love, and you will ride off to­gether into the sun­set of hap­pily ever af­ter.

Al­ter­na­tively for fe­males, re­jec­tion has be­come some­what of a dark com­edy. Screenshots of des­per­ate con­ver­sa­tions and cut­ting re­jec­tions that go vi­ral on so­cial me­dia, ac­counts de­voted to dis­play­ing de­plorable on­line be­hav­iour, and even col­umns from yours truly can show the laugh­able side of re­jec­tion.

But if you’ve ended things with some­one, and they con­tinue to con­tact you, what are your op­tions? At what point does it cease be­ing con­sid­ered per­sis­tent, or the hu­mor­ous ‘crazy’ wor­thy of 10 min­utes of in­ter­net fame, and start be­com­ing

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