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 Rachel*, who was brave enough to share with us the messages from the guy who told her he could definitely see a future with her, took her virginity, then decided to disappear from her life completely.
When she finally confronted him to ask if this was really over, he responded with a (**SPOILER ALERT**) super respectable, "I guess so."
Read the story, accompanied by screenshots, from Rachel's point of view below.
So what do you think? As I've seen a decent amount of these, I will credit this guy for actually responding to her and giving her a reason when she reached out for closure. Pretty pathetic that we live in a world where we actually have to credit someone for that, right?
No matter what though, I just can't excuse the idea of this guy giving her the hope of something more only to think it would be fine to drop off the face of the earth without any explanation a few short weeks later. Good for Rachel for calling him out, though.
So what do you guys think? Do you think he handled the situation as poorly as I do? Maybe you've been through something like this. Comment your reactions here and let's talk about it!
If you have any of your own ghosting stories you'd like to share with the column, feel free to send them over to me on Facebook.