Help For Portland Singles

With all the hype being generated about Portland it seems like more people are flocking to the city to work, live and basically hang out. A big chunk of those people happen to be single. The age may vary but the fact stays the same no matter what age; you’re in the dating pool and it can completely suck sometimes. I have heard horror stories about people meeting online and then taking the risk of meeting in person where their date’s picture and description in no way reflected the person seated across from them. There are also situations where you may have ended up at someplace like the STD infested Barracuda out of desperation, did way too many body shots, and woke up the next day to someone who looked a lot different the night before when your goggles were on.

The Rejection Hotline has now given the people of Portland a new tool in dealing with those situations. They’ve added an Oregon number to their list, 503-207-0299. The hotline is a number you give to someone you really don’t want to hear from again, as your own number. When they call they get a recorded message that explains possible reasons why you didn’t want to give out your real number. It’s actually pretty funny, and shows that you have at least made an effort instead of just writing down some random ficticious number. This of course should only be used as a last ditch effort if all else fails, or if the person immediately gives off a creepy stalker kind of vibe. Good luck out there!

5 Comments so far

  1. Kevin (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 3:10 pm

    What’s wrong with saying “I don’t want to give you my number”? Or is that too direct?

  2. Kai (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

    Sometimes it’s easier to just give a number and run away. I’ve been stuck in situations where the person is incredibly persistent and won’t take no for an answer. I have told people no as well. It really depends on the situation.

  3. Kevin (unregistered) on September 21st, 2007 @ 1:41 pm

    OK, I called the number. Didn’t find it “pretty funny,” but instead snotty, mean, passive-aggressive high school stuff. We’ll have to disagree.

    I do think it’s a valuable skill to learn how to say “no” (in a variety of situations) and actually have it heard and obeyed, if not respected or understood.

  4. Kai (unregistered) on September 21st, 2007 @ 2:37 pm

    Kevin I agree that it is a little high-schooly in nature. It’s at the level of people who think fake dog poop and poo poo cushions are funny (which I do). It is important to learn how to say no, and also to learn that some things are meant tongue-in-cheek.

    Honestly, who would really give out this number and then go home thinking “wow, I really showed them!” And what if you happened to run into that person again? Portland is a pretty small town and you know that karma would come back like a boomerang.

    The point is it’s important to keep a sense of humor when you’re out there trying to meet people because it can get really depressing sifting through all the b.s. that goes along with the process.

  5. Duncan (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 1:39 am

    If some one doesnt have the balls to say no, then I wouldnt be interested anyway.

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