Only 13 percent of 1,000 adults polled consider breaking up electronically very appropriate or somewhat appropriate.
But while most don't condone ghosting, that doesn't seem to influence whether they'll do it to someone else.
The likelihood is that you're not going to feel great if a relationship ends, be it one minute or a year.
So a statement like that might hurt feelings, "but it means they respect you if they care enough to be upfront with what's going on," she said.
To members of Ghosters Anonymous, Carter continued, "Until you close the door and close it completely, I can hold on to that tiny unrealistic shred of hope that you DO still want to hang out, and that maybe you’ll call (text, who am I kidding, nobody calls anymore and I hate it) and it’ll all be great." But Greg Behrendt, author of the best-selling book turned movie, , firmly believes that silence speaks louder than any words could.
When the ghost disappears, you spend the first few days wondering when you’re going to get a text back and then weeks trying to figure out what went wrong.
They go home, put on comfier clothes, consume literal candy until they can't even breathe declaring to their friends, "I'M NEVER DOING THIS AGAIN." That is, until a cute guy or gal ... Trick-or-treaters polled considered confrontation the best way to breakup, while they classified ghosting (avoiding/withdrawing from contact with your partner) the ideal method to end a relationship.
The You Gov/Huffington Post Poll confirmed these sentiments.
Chelsea, a 25-year-old Manhattanite who has been both a ghost and a ghostee says the fast-paced, onto-the-next mentality of online dating makes the need for an "it's not me, it's you," conversation irrelevant.
"Even after one or two dates they are still just a profile to you, not a person.
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Dating is, in some ways, a metaphor for Halloween.