21 Really Weird Things That Happened To Women After They Rejected Someone

Jordan Claes
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Some things in life are for certain: death, taxes, and getting rejected by a prospective love interest. The silver lining is that it happens to everyone and that there is plenty of fish in the sea.

However, there are those who take things too far — who treat getting shut down as an affront to their very existence as opposed to one of life's little growing pains. With that in mind, take a look at these 21 weird things that happened to women after they rejected someone.

Playing the victim won't save you.

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Reddit user SleepFlower80 was stalked for the better part of a decade when she refused a man. During that time, he made numerous murder and rape threats. When she finally went to the police, he then tried to blame everything on her.

Guys, nobody wants to see a pic of your dick.

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Redditor Cbunnie22 once knew a guy who claimed that he'd sent her nude photos. In reality, there were photos of a girl who looked eerily similar to her. He then began sending her unsolicited dick pics.

This would scare the hell out of me.

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"He stalked me and tried to break into my dorm room – I wasn't there at the time, but he did scare my roommate. He also stole some personal things from me." - Reddit u/ViolinOutOfTune

Nobody likes a tattletale.

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When Redditor Jane-Lake was in high school, a guy she knew threatened to tell on her to the principal for refusing to have sex with him. For the life of me, I can't figure out the angle on this one.

Women aren't inclined to change their minds after being insulted by an asshole.

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"Called me every gross name in the book and then begged me to tell him what he needed to do so I'd change my mind." - Reddit u/TattooPuddle

Rage control issues are always a red flag.

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When Redditor jellybeans_14 rejected a guy she knew, he completely freaked out. He began punching a brick wall with all his might, and screaming obscenities at the top of his lungs.

I hope you called the police.

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Reddit user code-sloth went through a terrifying experience after she kindly rebuffed a potential suitor's advances. First, he threatened her with sexual assault. Afterward, he told her that he planned to stalk her and eventually kill her.

"Called me a fat lesbian. I'm neither overweight not[sic] gay so that came out of left field." - Reddit u/stupiduselesstwat

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It's comments like this that make me lose total faith in my gender. She's just not that into you, pal — take the hint and move on.

Clearly, this guy was going through some issues.

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Reddit user alcarrell was out with her brother and sister-in-law when she was approached by a guy in a bar. When she politely refused him, he began hitting on her brother — right in front of her and his wife.

That could've ended very badly.

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Redditor Paperduckspie went through a real-life hostage situation when she rejected a man who was having a psychotic break. He held her and her family against their will until one of them was able to get free and call for help.

"A guy tried to kiss me and I got startled and moved out of the way and he fell forward lol." - Reddit u/Glittering_Sky4330

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Guys, this is why you should always ask permission before kissing a woman — or before kissing anyone for that matter.

This is the worst kind of ultimatum.

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Reddit user Hot-Jellyfish8598 had a guy threaten to throw himself in front of traffic if she didn't agree to give him a chance and have one date. He did this over the phone, with the sound of honking cars in the background.

That, my friend, is sexual assault.

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Reddit user gfreefoodie was at a party with her supposed guy-friend, when he started making advances toward her. She politely and sternly refused and wound up crashing on the couch. When she woke up in the middle of the night, he was standing beside her — pleasuring himself.

If you won't listen to me, perhaps you'll listen to the police.

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Redditor SenisbleCami informed a guy she knew that she wasn't interested and he began cyberstalking her soon after. He refused to take no for an answer and wouldn't let up.

"Tell me what a whore I am. Which seems a bit contradictory." - Reddit u/Pleasant_Tiger_1446

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So let me get this straight, you said you wouldn't date him or sleep with him — and that somehow makes you a whore?

Overzealous doesn't even begin to describe it.

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When Redditor finditharder turned a guy down, he started showing up to her work looking for her and asking where she was. He then started contacting her friends and threatened to kill himself multiple times. What's even harder to imagine is that she'd barely known him two weeks.

That's beyond low.

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Reddit user ExpensiveReality_78 was deployed in Iraq when she came across a fellow soldier who wouldn't take no for an answer. He lied to everyone and said that she'd given him oral sex on guard duty, effectively ruining her reputation.

An empty threat is still a threat.

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"Threatened to gather his friends from prison and come to my house. Which[sic] is really funny because he was a white guy living in an[sic] suburban middle class[sic] area, the[sic] most criminal thing he and his friends has ever done is littering and speeding lmfao." - Reddit u/Hannah-Benana

This sounds like something out of a horror movie.

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Reddit user justanotherjessi wanted nothing to do with a guy who kept pressing her. In order to "prove" his love for her, he took a knife and carved her name into his arm.

I can't imagine why she said no in the first place.

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When Redditor RevolutionaryRoe rejected a guy's advances, he sunk to a whole new level of scumbag by calling her fat. He then proceeded to inform her that he he hoped she would soon get cancer and die.

He sounds like a real winner.

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"He started screaming at me saying that I wasn’t allowed to say no because he was a “good guy”. And that I was the reason that good guys turned to jerks. And he hopes horrible things happened to me." - Reddit u/noonecaresat805