@chcltmoney2, welcome to the forum, and thanks for sharing....its hard when something we want, or someone, and then they go away and turn us down, life is about handling those types of situations and enduring the hard, tough times, and getting to the good times in life. It is really how well we adapt, adjust to life it self, and yes..there is happy things like AKB48, which brings about good thoughts and aren't these girls just wonderful! @Kyu, i'd say that is some great analysis, and i couldn't have said it myself. Age is nothing but a number, and it really depends on how the two people interact, and relate with each other. Of course if there is a huge gap, say 20 years it could be more of a challenge, but it depends, and really it comes down to can the two make it work, or not. I am greatly puzzled about relationships, and how people just evolve into love and relationships from being single, to me in observation and from personal experiences, Love and Relationships take two, there needs to be some level of chemistry, interest for it to evolve into something special, and really it takes two, because you liking them, and having them not reciprocate is no better than staring at the wall at one of the AKB48 girls, (not that it is a bad thing), but why can't i have both...? lol anyhow, all i can say is, take chance if it is THERE, and if it isn't nothing you can do, but try try elsewhere. In my case, it is something i felt truly that was not worth the time, invested, so i moved on, or i am trying to. I don't find it hard to move on, cause there was nothing really, as i don't feel any special feelings toward that girl. Only another girl i went out with a few times. I suppose what it takes to get into a relationship is some level of risk, confidence, and maybe 40 to 60% luck, by chance of that encounter when you meet them, and there is some spark btw you two, i have yet to find out what that feels like again, its been too long.