By Laken Howard Aug 4, Ghosting, as you probably know, is the wholly unpleasant phenomenon when someone you are dating decides to simply fade away into the ether rather than have an upfront, honest, adult conversation about why he or she no longer wants to keep seeing you.
If you're actively involved in the dating game — particularly online dating — there's a solid chance you know exactly what I'm talking about. And although it's not ideal, there are actually times when it's totally OK to ghost someone. Not that every date has to turn into a hour sleepover followed by brunch, but if you're always left wanting more when they cut and run, it could mean they're not that into you.
They Vanish From Dating Apps This is a tough one, because if things are genuinely going well, someone might deactivate their Tinder or OkCupid because they like you a lot and want to stop the search.
These aren't hard and fast rules, and every situation is different. But if you pay attention to these factors the next time he texts you, hopefully. A week after we met, he texted me and we didn't stop talking for a whole a guy's been single for a while, he'll dip his toes into the dating pool.