Unlike the first rejection, the first heartbreak hurts on an entirely different level. With a rejection, your ego is bruised for a little while; but eventually you get over it and move on to the next fish in the sea. But a heartbreak knocks you down and takes you off of the market at least for a little while. With a heartbreak, you were actually in a relationship you thought was going somewhere and it never quite happened. Though you never get used to having your heart broken, that first one is surely unlike the others that come.