Modern Dating: Article 1

We are all haunted by ghosts.

We all ghosted someone at some point for good or for bad, we did it. We create valuable connections with people, act loving and available but than out of the blue the other person disappears. Getting broken up with by text is so common, it happens to celebrities as well, there is no immunity to this nonsense. I would like to blame it on young men being immature, but it happens to people I know in their 60s. Women of course, do it as well. But from personal experience the only time I have done this is when a guy got too creepy. When it comes to exes, I’ve personally never ghosted any of them, we just stop talking to each other because we broke up but I would say I’ve been blessed with some healthy breakups, and am still friends with a few, not in regards to Alexander, he is a totally different story.

Ghosts are out walking the streets amongst us, right next to you could be a ghost. So how do we navigate this new dating graveyard, how do we avoid being a ghost or being haunted by one. Cell phones have complicated dating in ways your parents will never be able to help you with. With the rise in popularity to texting rather than calling, it has become more common to have a few ghosts in your phone. I have two Matts in my phone, I lost track of which is which, but one is this great guy I really liked who ghosted me, the other I have zero idea, probably someone I ghosted. One of my girlfriends is like just text him, you never know, maybe he feels silly texting you too. But I don’t know which one he is, I responded. Well text them both she said, What? So I can look stupid and be ghosted by two people rather than one? And that’s when it hit me how hard dating in 2021 had really become.

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