Ah, ghosting. It's the dating phenomenon that happens when people are too cowardly to actually end things with the people they've been seeing, so they choose to just… disappear instead.
Ghosters are idiots. But if you've ever been ghosted, know that you're not alone.
In this weekly column, I share a tale of a time a reader was ghosted (with accompanying screenshots) so you can see the last text that was sent or words that were uttered before someone decided to disappear forever. I present to you: Boom, Ghosted.
This week, we have the story of Jennifer*. She was ghosted by her boyfriend the night they had dinner plans. And that's not even the worst part.
He ghosted her one week after he said "I love you."
Don't believe me? Read it for yourself here:
What do you think of this?
Personally, I think the worst part is he had the decency to explain to their FRIEND as to why he was MIA, but not to her. That drives me up a wall.
Like, at least have the common courtesy to let her believe that maybe you died or your phone broke. Don't go calling your friend you KNOW she's with when you're blatantly ignoring her.
Ugh, this infuriates me.
And then, there's the whole he-told-her-he-loved-her-a-week-earlier thing...
What do you guys think? Am I missing something here? Do you see his point of view? Maybe you empathize more with her. Maybe you went through something JUST like this.
Whatever the case, comment your thoughts here. Let's talk it out.
As always, if you have your own story you'd like to submit to “Boom, Ghosted,” feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.