Hi everyone, last night I attended a play to support my autistic friend who was acting in it, and I asked a girl out beforehand if she'd like to attend with me and she politely declined, saying she didn't have the appropriate means of transportation to get there. Though a plausible reason since we're both students and she's new to the city I live in, I'm 90% sure that she just wasn't interested in me but I sorely wanted to believe that she did. We shared a huge common interest and I really enjoyed talking to her, plus she emotionally fulfills me in a sense and she's really cute. I used to daydream about what life would be like if we were together and doing fun stuff like watching films on the sofa late at night or cooking together, but now those thoughts feel wrong and out-of-place. I used to deal with these thoughts by PMO, but I realise that it's not a healthy way to deal with the issue and am looking for alternatives. Do you guys have any ways to combat loneliness and rejection after it's happened? Or any thoughts on the topic? I'd really like to hear them. Sorry if you were going to use this, but I'm not really looking for the "plenty of fish in the sea" solution to this because frankly there are like no other girls that I'm even slightly romantically interested in. I thought this girl was really special and that's probably why I'm taking a simple rejection like this so badly.