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Navigating the Virtual World of Dating: Why Ghosting is So Present

Dating or Ghosting

In today's fast-paced and technology-driven world, finding love is no longer confined to chance encounters or traditional dating venues. With the rise of virtual reality and online platforms, dating in a virtual world has become increasingly popular. However, with this new dating era comes a disturbing trend: ghosting. Ghosting refers to abruptly cutting off all communication with someone without any explanation. Let's explore why ghosting is so present in virtual dating and how we can navigate this phenomenon.

The virtual world offers a myriad of possibilities for romantic connections. From virtual reality dating apps to online platforms with avatars and chat rooms, people can now meet and interact with potential partners from around the globe. The allure of the virtual world lies in its ability to transcend physical limitations and provide a sense of anonymity, allowing individuals to explore their desires and connect with others in ways that may not be possible in the real world.

While the virtual world of dating holds immense potential, it has drawbacks. Ghosting has become a prevalent issue in this digital landscape. People can quickly disappear behind screens, leaving others confused and hurt.

Here are a few reasons why ghosting is so prevalent:

·      Lack of Accountability: The virtual world offers anonymity, which leads to a decreased sense of responsibility and accountability. Without the immediate consequences and face-to-face interaction, some individuals feel more inclined to ignore or avoid uncomfortable conversations by simply disappearing.

·      Fear of Confrontation: Confronting someone about the end of a relationship can be difficult and uncomfortable for many. This discomfort is further amplified in the virtual world due to the absence of non-verbal cues and the ease of avoiding or blocking someone.

·      Fear of Rejection: Virtual relationships can feel less substantial than real-world connections. Therefore, some individuals might fear rejection and choose to ghost rather than face potential criticism or rejection.


If someone ghosts you, leave it be unless they have a legitimate reason for doing it. In my days, I have sought out reasons, but there are no reasons. In today’s world, with “women” having to take the lead on “likes,” it’s a hot mess. I do not remember the day men pursued you; this virtual dating/conversation is miserable. It tears on the hearts on many, you must know its not real, and in the world of AI people can totally be made up.

The key lies in open communication, self-care, and a positive outlook. So, explore the virtual dating world, but always remember to prioritize your well-being.

Be true to yourself & know that if someone treats you like you are nothing, they do not deserve you.




Time to Dish:

·      How is your virtual dating life?

·      How, if you have chosen this path, has it worked out?

·      What keeps you from this world?

·      How can you overcome the rejection?



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