Ghosting – disappearing into oblivion by not responding to texts, phone calls, emails, faxes… you get the image.

It is also the rudest way to tell someone you’re not interested without actually telling them.

Guys and Gals, please don’t do it.

It’s awful.

It’s mean.

It’s painful.

And you would hate if it happened to you.

What happened to the days of being a goddamn adult? Of sucking it up Princess and telling them straight. I don’t even care if it’s just a text… but that awful pain of not hearing from someone, waiting at the phone or computer for something that will never come.

According to a survey conducted by women’s mag Elle, 25% of women have “both ghosted and been ghosted”, and 33% of men have experienced both.

It’s time to respect each others feelings… even if we don’t like the other person.

Next time you consider ghosting, try thinking about these tips:

  • Recognise it’s OK that you’re not interested
  • Send a Text or Email… believe me. It’s easy. You do it everyday, a million times to the people you actually like…
  • Do the “It’s not you, it’s me” or “can we be friends” or “I don’t see you that way” or “I’m seeing someone else”
  • Oh and above all, the age old rule – THINK: what if it was happening to you?

(P.S Bread crumbing is crap too. Don’t do it.)

Be kind to one another, kids!