We've all been down the path where you met someone super cute in class, or danced all night with someone at a bar, or super-liked someone on the apps. Then, you spent all day texting and sending each other cute emojis, and bam, they suddenly stop talking to you. Ghosting - the ubiquitous dating trend we all hate, yet we’ve all committed the crime as well. Is ghosting someone okay?
We've All Done It:
“I’m hypocritical and have ghosted people in the past - but, it’s not something I’m proud of. The nice thing to do is give that person your thoughts and closure. Shut the door for them, rather than leave possibility in their minds. Having open communication is the kinder thing to do.”- Jared (23)
Strangers Don't Owe You Anything:
“If you’ve been talking to someone for a while and they ghost you without explanation or a goodbye, then it’s rude. However, if you are just exchanging a few texts here and there and there is no emotional connection, it’s okay. At the end of the day, strangers don’t really owe you anything and you don’t owe them anything.”- Jonas (23)
It's Ok to Ghost Someone If They Make You Feel Uncomfortable:
“Honestly, some people deserve to be ghosted. I have ghosted people who were disrespectful and didn’t take no for an answer.” - Ariana (23)
No matter how we try to justify it, there isn’t a clear cut answer whether it is okay to ghost someone or not. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes and use your best judgement - every situation is different!