If you've ever been ghosted before, then you're probably familiar with that play-by-play. According to a study from Journal of Social and Personal Relationships , out of 1, people surveyed, a quarter of them had been ghosted by a partner. And a fifth reported ghosting someone themselves. While the term ghosting sounds like a harmless prank you play on Halloween, the act itself can be super hurtful. And that can leave you feeling disregarded, undervalued and just plain crappy.
What Is Ghosting? Inside the Common Dating Problem—and What You Can Do About It.
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But now, in this peculiar year of in this strange world we live in, ghosting is a brutal dating move. It could be on a dating app after just a few messages, after moving to WhatsApp or even after meeting up in person. But what is the etiquette these days? James: I'm admitting it because I'm an unrepentant ghoster. I do it a few times every week and I genuinely don't feel guilty about it.
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Online Dating and Ghosting
Our generation is being made to look like a bunch of dating degenerates, largely due to a toxic dating culture that condones dishonesty and has normalized shameless acts such as ghosting. The phenomenon even has its own definition on Urban Dictionary. Who would actually do something this callous, you ask? I polled some men guilty of the crime, and asked them why they did it.
According to relationship expert Rachel Sussman, author of The Breakup Bible , technology is actually helping to make ghosting more common. Honestly, unless someone killed your cat or lit your house on fire, no one deserves to be ghosted. But having been ghosted, I might be a bit biased. But if you're dealing with that particular scenario, don't immediately assume you're being ghosted; it could just be that they person you're seeing is having a family emergency and they don't want to get into it at the moment. No one wants to be accused of ghosting, when they're not a ghoster.