Women's Life 'Ghosted' by my boyfriend: After four years together he left and I never heard from him again Everyone deals with a break-up differently. But a brutal dating trend sees former partners being 'ghosted' - cut out of their exes' lives entirely, as if they never existed. Some I wave to awkwardly when our paths cross at parties; others for whom Facebook has formed the basis of a sufficiently casual but well-meaning truce.
'Ghosted' by my boyfriend: After four years together he left and I never heard from him again
Orbiting: Forget ghosting, this dating trend will ruin your love life
Continue When this happens, the girl becomes desperate to know why. Maybe his vanishing act came after a period of him pulling away. Or maybe it came suddenly, out of the blue. Maybe he met someone else or maybe he just had an epiphany.
New dating trend: ‘Orbiting’ is the new ‘ghosting’
Getty Images Dating can be the worst. Between deadbeat dudes, f-ck boys, ghosting and straight-up terrible first impressions, getting to know someone romantically can leave you feeling… drained. From not-so-discreet hook-up requests to poop-stained PJ pants, here are tragic things that have happened to us IRL. And to be clear:
Marlene, Susan and I were constant companions—until one day, for reasons she did not disclose, Susan refused to have anything more to do with me. Marlene tried to stay friends with both of us, but since that meant sticking with Susan, I was locked out. Being cut off by a close friend, someone integral to my daily life, was shattering. But I learned, as I interviewed over eighty girls and women ages 9 to 97 for a book about friendship , that cutoffs are a common calamity. And so is ghosting.