visas and estas

Isabella • *•Izzy•* hippie, poet fanatic, traveler, inspiring artist, gamer
My boyfriend applied for a b-1 visa to come and spend the holidays with me and he was rejected because he didn't have enough ties to the U.K.. then we were heartbroken we'd only have 3 months together and he then applied for the esta which mostly everyone gets approved and we thought we'd have no problem but guess what he was denied because he has had a visa denied.. does anyone have any information on how long till an esta would be approved or a better way to get a visa Because we are devastated