Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Rejection Phone Number Given Out To Many V-Day Daters

ATLANTA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Valentine’s Day is like any other day when it comes to getting rejected.

According to Jeff Goldblatt, who runs the Rejection Hotline – a free telephone service that allows people to give out the number to unwanted courters – Valentine’s Day is no bigger than any other day of the year for rejections.

He says the phone line, which serves 29 cities in the U.S., receives the same amount of phone calls after the lover’s day as all other days of the year.

Still, more than one million calls come into the hotline every month, with the most calls going to hotlines in Detroit, Atlanta and Chicago.

Goldblatt voices the message which goes, Why were you given the rejection hotline? Maybe you give off the overbearing, stalker type. Whatever the reason. Please take the hint.

The 27-year-old admits the phone line “started as a joke,” but now has become so popular that Goldblatt plans on switching numbers in some cities so unfortunate singles won’t catch on.

The line will be offered in 25 more cities starting March 9.

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