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Haunted by the dates of your past? Here is why ghosting hurts so much, and how to recover


by Filomena Kaguako
26th Oct 2022
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It’s been ten years since we started swiping right, and in that time there is one phenomenon that any online dater is all too familiar with, regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation: being ghosted. But what causes a person to ghost someone they are dating, and how can people recover from the psychological effects of being ghosted?

It’s been a decade since online dating entered the era of the swipe, becoming as easy to do as ordering a taxi or takeaway. And while some experienced unforgettable romance and lasting love, many experienced catfishing, benching, and worst of all, ghosting. Ghosting is a popular dating phenomenon whereby a person unexpectedly cuts all ties with someone they’re romantically involved with. The phrase went mainstream when it was reported that Sean Penn was ghosted by...

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