Let's be honest - most of us have either ghosted or been ghosted by someone in the past. It's not a nice thing to do but sometimes it's just the best option. So here are five times it's acceptable to ghost someone.
1. If you get a bad vibe from them or they creep you out.
If you feel uneasy when talking to them or they sometimes say or do things that creep you out, then it's totally acceptable to ghost them.
Telling them the truth about how you feel about them may not be a good option for someone like this as you don't know how they'll react.
Also, if you don't feel comfortable lying to them then ghosting is really your only option.
2. If you've never met in person.
Sometimes you might start chatting to someone on Tinder and it's going well but you've yet to meet up.
After a while, talking to them can get boring if there doesn't appear to be a chance of you both meeting in person so in this case, I think ghosting them is okay.
Be careful with this one though because if you've been chatting to them for longer than a month or two I think you owe it to them to be honest about the situation.
3. If your first date was a disaster.
Unfortunately, sometimes you get along with someone better online than in person.
So if you've had a date with someone but you both realised you've nothing in common and there's no chemistry there or they were rude, sexist, obnoxious or any other things that are a red flag for you, then it's completely okay to ghost them.
4. When being honest isn't working.
If you've been honest with them about not wanting to see or talk to them again for whatever reason but they're not taking no for an answer, then ghosting them is your only option.
You've tried being straight forward about it but it's not your fault if they won't accept what you're saying so just stop talking to them and unfollow or block if necessary.
5. If they're manipulative.
If you've realised they are being manipulative and have caught them in a lie that was intended to fool you in some way, whether it's about dating multiple people or other details about who they are, then it's perfectly acceptable to ghost them.
Personally, I would call the person out on their behaviour first so they know I'm not okay with it and it's not acceptable then I would ghost them but the choice is up to you.
Have you ever had to ghost someone?