OK so, confession time. I am a serial ghoster. I know, I know, I'm not proud of it. I know ghosting is not a cute look, but here we are. I'm working on it though, because having been on the receiving end a time or two, I know what a bummer it can be to have someone up and disappear in a puff of digital dust. And yet, I persist. But is the disappearing act always bad form? Is it ever OK to ghost someone without any explanation whatsoever, leaving them to wonder what happened?
That being said, there must be some situations where the "no ghosting" rules don't apply and it’s perfectly fine to hit reply...never. The answer, of course, is yes. There are plenty of times where ghosting is not only OK, but actually your best option. If you've spent any time in the online dating world, you know that people don't always act right, so you have to cut them off hard. Ghosting is one technique that works, especially combined with a nice definitive block. To break down the signs when those drastic measures are called for, I reached out to NYC relationship expert and bestselling author, Susan Winter. Here's where she draws the line on behavior that gives you the green light to make like Casper and disappear for good, guilt-free.