Getting rejected is nothing new for most guys in their mid-20's but this has left me down quite a bit. Have known this girl for well over a year and would consider us to be good friends even if we don't see each other too often anymore, other than a few social functions now and again. Basically I've had feelings for her for a while and decided that I needed to 'fess up, else I would drive myself crazy with keeping the crush a secret. I told her how I felt and was told the attraction was not mutual, she considered me a good friend but only that. To her credit she was clear and let me down easily. Being honest, there was a serious relief in finally knowing the truth but nevertheless I'm still feeling down over it. In truth I probably kept my feelings hidden for too long which has added to the sting of being rejected. Not entirely sure why I'm writing this, I've been rejected before but not by a girl I've had such strong feelings for. Anyone want to commiserate with me? Tell me to man up? Give some helpful advice?