The opposite of ghosting is probably worse, as shown by this Twitter user
Ghosting is awful.
It's one of those dating trends that can hit really hard especially if you've fallen for the person that has straight-up erased you from their life.
It was all going so well and poof! it's over.
It sucks and it's a horrible way to treat someone - however, this might be worse.
As shown by Twitter user and MTV journalist Eric Dimitartos, this trend is far more controlling.
Eric shared a screenshot on social media of a message exchange and captioned it: "*Goes on first date, scared he’ll ghost but instead gets this text*."
Here it is:
*Goes on first date, scared he’ll ghost but instead gets this text* pic.twitter.com/3horiipUv9
— EricD14 (@EricD14) August 14, 2019
Yeah. Way worse.
Everyone called out the exchange for being extremely toxic, never mind exceptionally creepy. It caused outrage on Twitter, with many people saying it is a major red flag:
— MamaBear #CodeDontKill #AbortionIsMURDER (@BearingTruth) August 15, 2019
I ONLY turn read receipts for ppl that need to know I’m ignoring them
— Carlitasway1031 (@carletharealtor) August 14, 2019
Had to google what “read receipt” means. Throwing my phone in the garbage.
— Dallas Gipson (@RedGrassState) August 14, 2019
— Davidy Hills 90210 (@DPB0101) August 14, 2019
— Shelly Splainin’ (@sheLLbeLL_xo) August 14, 2019
Would you cut someone out of your life if they messaged you something like that?