Giving up the Ghost
It used to be called being rude. Now it’s called ghosting. You talk or text with someone online. Once or twice. You don’t hear from them again. Ok.
You go out more than once and he suddenly disappears. Not ok.
You have a year + relationship and he stops returning your calls and texts. Really really not ok.
The last thing I heard from him was “You are quite a catch…just so you know.”. I have it in writing. After that…crickets. It’s been two weeks. (I actually wrote this months ago, so now it’s been lots of weeks.) So instead of being a good catch, I’ve been dropped?
Is he sick?
Abducted by aliens?
It’s a quick one line text to end it and not leave someone hanging. Examples:
I just don’t think we’re a match. (Truth)
I got back together with my ex. (Could be truth. But not refutable.)
I’ve been really busy. (Really lame)
Yell at me, tell me I’m ugly or call me batshit crazy. But don’t ghost me. That’s just cruel.
BTW he’s not dead. Just an asshat.