|But, like, WHAT?|
Anyway, I'm sorry if I offended any ghosts out there. Let it be known that we shall all be ghosts some day...
Needless to say, my post seemed to resonate with a lot of you who were gracious enough to share with me your own ghost stories. Here are a few notable quotes:
"I'm currently ghosting on someone. No text, no call, blocked on gchat, disappeared." Male, 31
"I went on a date with a guy from Match. It was good. Went on a second date a few days later. It, too, was good. He said he wanted to see me again, and I left the ball in his court...silence." Female, 26
"She asked if I wanted to go to something with her, and I was like, 'Sorry, work is crazy, I can't go...' and then I disappeared." Male, 26
"I think I'm being ghosted on right now." Male, 27
And lastly, one of my own. This might ruin a chapter of my book for you, but oh well:
I had been dating this guy for a couple of months. One night, we were supposed to meet up for happy hour, and he never showed up. I also never heard from him again... A few months later, I bumped into him at a beer festival and he literally ran away from me. Literally ran.
Here's the thing, friends, unless you're Casper, you can't actually disappear, especially if you live in the same city. Just something to keep in mind.