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‘Ghosting’ is a terrible epidemic

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I walked into my new math class during the spring semester of 2015, and introduced myself to a rather attractive woman.

The things that took place between she and I were great. I got her number and we went on several dates.

I couldn’t help but think about what could potentially happen between us, however something drastically changed. She wasn’t responding to my phone calls or my text messages.

When the next class session began, she had vanished.

It was as if a ghost came and destroyed my expectations of trying to get into a new relationship.

This occurrence has been dubbed “ghosting.”

“Ghosting” refers to the anecdotally pervasive act where one dater ends a relationship by disappearing, according to the Huffington Post.

It essentially means that the person who you were talking to, wasn’t true enough to themselves to end things in a more formal manner.

It can also really hurt the person who’s being affected, and one student at El Camino shared what he thinks about this habit.

“I believe that ghosting is an immoral act and that they should just be honest and tell us that they aren’t interested at all,” Miguel Morales, 22, engineering major said.

This epidemic is getting out of hand, because we’re generally being led on, only to have our dreams and expectations crushed into pieces. Why lie and lead a person on, when you could just be honest?

It’s also a waste of time because we’re using up our free time with this person and hoping something good happens, only to find out that he or she wasn’t interested at all.

I believe that a person shouldn’t be led on just to have their time wasted. They should’ve been honest from the very beginning.

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‘Ghosting’ is a terrible epidemic