Ghosting is a relatively new colloquial dating term that refers to abruptly cutting off contact with someone without giving that person any warning or explanation for doing so. Even when the person being ghosted reaches out to re-initiate contact or gain closure, theyre met with silence.
What is the reason for ghosting someone?
People make time for the things they care about—even if that means making time to break up with someone. According to a 2019 BuzzFeed survey, 81% of participants said they ghosted someone because they werent into them, 64% said the other person did something they disliked, and 26% said they were angry with them.
What does the term ghosting mean in a relationship?
Ghosting — when someone cuts off all communication without explanation — extends to all things, it seems. Most of us think about it in the context of digital departure: a friend not responding to a text, or worse, a lover, but it happens across all social circumstances and its tied to the way we view the world.
How do you say sorry for ghosting?
You can say something like, I enjoyed spending time with you, but I dont think were right for each other/I dont feel a connection/Im not ready to date now. I wish you all the best.” Give yourself a pat on the back for having the courage to be vulnerable and apologize for disappearing out of someones life.