Ghosting in dating is an unfortunate common issue. Although flaky people have always existed the advent of digital technology has enabled people to indulge in their cowardice/insecurities even more so.
Anyway this started with women ghosting men in romantic scenarios, then more men started ghosting women, then women now ghost their friends and I wonder if guys will start ghosting their buddies more.
I have had it happen once but i know my former buddy was dealing with some very serious marital problems. I guess things got real ugly (he has a kid) and he doesn’t want me to see what he has become. I was friends with him and his wife for a very long time.
But as for guys it still does go against the bro code to do that. But who knows? But there is poll data that women ghost more
The journalist tries to justify this behavior as women are “raised to please men and do not want to hurt them with confrontation”.
However I completely disagree with that theory. If a women understands men she will know we care about being RESPECT. And ghosting is very insulting. 95%+ she ghosts out of selfish cowardice.
But now more guys are doing this crap. I just hired a web designer for a minor project recently and he had gone MIA on me despite being very dependable on earlier on several projects.
I would like to believe that maybe something came up in his life. But it’s been over two weeks now and I was depending on him. Something tells me he changed his mind about an agreed upon project and decided to bail.
10 years ago this would almost never happen.