Take a lesson from the incident. Maintain your neutrality and take a long, hard look at your connection. Examine your actions to see whether you may have contributed to the rejection. Consider whether you were coming on too strong or whether you didn't pay him enough attention. Try not to take it personally. Sometimes men don't like to be rejected.
If you've both come to the realization that this isn't going anywhere romantic, then it's time to move on. Tell him how you feel and give him a chance to do the same. If he doesn't, then there's no use wasting any more of your time on him.
Stop these ideas right now and concentrate on how you can remain dignified and strong throughout this terrible moment.
Recognize your emotions. You may be furious with him (or he may have led you on) and want some space. All of these reactions are acceptable. Allow yourself to feel whatever arises in your body as a result of the rejection. Avoid concealing your feelings for his sake or because you believe you should feel differently. This only adds pain to an already-painful situation.
He didn't like you, so why should you care what he thinks? He doesn't want you to leave him alone with his friends, so don't do it. Stop reading into his actions and comments. The more you do this, the worse you will feel.
Take time out. Rejection is painful, so give yourself time to process what has happened. Don't try to force your feelings away by doing something that makes you feel even worse - such as drinking or using drugs.
Get help if you need it. If you are struggling to cope with how you feel or wondering whether or not to see someone about it, then you need help. Find support from family and friends or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Stand up and try to be joyful because rejection isn't the end of the world. Continue to converse with him as normal. It must be tough for you to approach him again after he rejected you, but don't worry! Just like any other relationship, you can't force communication on someone else. If he doesn't want to talk to you, then he's not going to talk to you.
The only way for him to stop you from contacting him is if you stop contacting him. He may say things to you in anger or frustration that are hurtful, but as long as you walk away from them without responding, they won't affect you anymore. Remember that breaking up is hard to do, but it's better for both of you if you stay apart until you can think clearly again.
If he told you something personal about himself that you feel compelled to tell others, then by all means, do so. But remember that you aren't really helping him by revealing secrets about him. This person is just like everyone else, and they have a right to their own privacy. You should keep secrets too. Don't tell anyone anything about another person if you don't want them to tell others.
Finally, remember that you cannot change other people's minds, so there's no use in trying.