There’s something strange… in your instant messenger… and it don’t look good…. what you gonna do? GO GHOSTING!!! That’s right… the new wave of “new phone, who dis?” is “ghosting”! What exactly IS ghosting and why is it the go to method of avoiding awkward situations or confrontations in dating, relationships, etc? Let’s get into bed and have this much needed pillow talk.
Urban dictionary: 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.
A girls guide to ghosting and being ghosted – http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/30594/1/a-girl-s-guide-to-ghosting-and-being-ghosted
Ghosting: A Gentleman’s guide to a question practice – http://www.gq.com/story/ghosting-guide
Why ghosting hurts so much – https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/living-forward/201511/why-ghosting-hurts-so-much
The psychology of ghosting – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lantern/the-psychology-of-ghostin_b_7999858.html