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Happy Birthday to the Rejection Hotline®:
Celebrating 7 Years of Rejection
ATLANTA, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- It's never comfortable to reject potential suitors face-to-face. Let's face it; with email, instant messaging and SMS, many of us have forgotten how to deal with uncomfortable situations in person. The Rejection Hotline has come to the rescue of millions of people and this summer marks the 7th anniversary of this humorous turn-down tool, located in 200+ cities across the country including Atlanta (404-260-1318), Los Angeles (310-735-0099) and New York City (212-660-2245).
What exactly is the Rejection Hotline? Callers to the line hear a recording telling them they have been rejected, but should accept the fact that they were rejected and to get over it:
"Hello, this is not the person you were trying to call. You've reached the The Rejection Hotline. The person who gave you this number did not want you to have their real number ... So why were you given a Rejection Hotline phone number?
-- Maybe you're just not this person's type (note: this could mean boring, dumb, annoying, arrogant, or just a general weirdo).
-- Maybe you suffer from bad breath, body odor, or a nasty combination of the two.
-- Maybe you just give off that creepy, overbearing, psycho-stalker vibe.
-- Maybe the idea of going out with you just seems as appealing as playing leapfrog with unicorns."
The service rendered by the hotline makes the act of rejection sting just a little bit less - for both the rejecter and the rejected!
"I started it as a joke," says Rejection Hotline creator, Jeff Goldblatt. "But people found it funny and passed it on to friends. It just took off virally by word-of-mouth and started getting millions of calls. Most of the millions of callers are just dialing in for a laugh because they heard about it from a friend or from the media," Goldblatt explains. "It's intended as a light-hearted joke, a satirical spoof on the whole 'can-I-get-your-number' dating scene. It's definitely not meant to be taken too seriously; but, of course, it's there if people really do need it - hopefully just as a last resort."
RH Brands, the parent company of the Rejection Hotline counts over 140 million calls to their various Humor Hotlines since inception. Since it's launch, RH Brands has added lines to ease you through other dating disasters including the One Night Stand Hotline (352-327-9031: for when the beer goggles come off), Breakup Butler (803-234-8035: commitment-challenged daters should ear-mark this one), and even the Bad Breath Notification Number (631-960-7187: in case personal hygiene is the only thing standing between you and a successful relationship). Find dozens of other humor hotlines at http://www.rejectionhotline.com. Whatever dating situation you find yourself in, and would rather be out of, RH Brands has the solution for you.
So Happy Birthday, Rejection Hotline! Here's to many more years of Humor Hotlines entertaining (and rejecting?) millions!
About RH Brands
RH Brands, LLC (http://www.RHbrands.com) is an innovative In-Call, and Mobile Marketing network that includes hundreds of humorous hotlines, an SMS Fan Club, interactive websites and other complementary concepts. RH Brands loyal audience consists of young adults (ages 16-29), a coveted demographic for marketers and advertisers. The Company's audio properties include well-known brands such as: "The Rejection Hotline(R)", "It Could Always Suck More", and a suite of "Notification Numbers". While existing concepts endure, the Company regularly launches new hotlines creating more consumer interaction and more advertiser inventory.
SOURCE RH Brands, LLC
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