Happy Halloween ! It’s that time of the year again: Ghosting Time!
Ghosting: The act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone the subject is dating, but no longer wishes to date. This is done in hopes that the ghostee will just “get the hint” and leave the subject alone, as opposed to the subject simply telling them he/she is no longer interested. Ghosting is not specific to a certain gender and is closely related to the subject’s maturity and communication skills. Many attempt to justify ghosting as a way to cease dating the ghostee without hurting their feelings, but it in fact proves the subject is thinking more of themselves, as ghosting often creates more confusion for the ghostee than if the subject kindly stated how he/she feels. (Urban Dictionary)
Sure, maybe the person you were dating is lying on life-support and has a tube in their throat paralyzed. Maybe they got deported. Maybe they had to fly to Anatartica. Or maybe they just aren’t that into you!
Whatever the excuse maybe, you will probably never find out until one day you happen to be jogging at the Rose Bowl and you see that “ghost” jogging by you as they smile, wave and keep running. Don’t get spooked. The reason they stopped talking to you is because they forgot to wear a condom and got some other girl pregnant. A bullet dodged in my opinion. And someone else’s problem!
The best thing to do is to get a priest and perform an exorcism!
Or just forget about them and move on. There’s plenty of other people on Tinder and Bumble so swipe away!
Check out Human Relations: The Ghost …. a great depiction of what Ghosting is all about! Cheers to my girl Melia Mills!