Do I respond to a rejection or just move on? Is there a better response than no response?
Now, before you say "next her", know that this was my initial response too--IGNORE text and next her. But then I thought, perhaps that's a childish approach below a PUA and even if recouping and getting laid is out of the question, handling rejection well can elevate one's game and own mental understanding.
HB9. Date was all right--it was her very first date after a 6 year relationship. I was able to make her laugh, be a bit inappropriate, work some kino, BUT unable to kiss close, she kind of just ran to her Lyft. This was a bit of a fark up (I think the responsibility always lies with the man) and a red flag. I think she may have been pretty prudish--one of her new year's resolutions was to try a pot brownie (she's 26). Anyway, not best of vibes in general, kind of thought she might be the girl who puts her pussy on a pedestal and makes a man do her bidding to have it, since she's a HB9.
Anyway, I told her I would call her when we split, probably shouldn't have at this point, and I did end up calling a few days later as I like to keep my word (friends thought I should just never reach out to her again). Subtle suggestions of meeting up second time, but the phone call was awkward over all.
After a day she texts, and it's kind of expected, but she says, "Not sure about second date."
My initial response was "Yeah, great. Ignore text and next." But then I wondered if there's a better response like, "cool, let's be friends" (sounds like shit I know, but I'm asking this question because I couldn't think of a better response than no response). Frankly, while I don't want her, I always want to improve my mindset if I can, and thought a good thread on rejection could help a lot of aspiring PUAs.
Is there a better response than no response?