Ghosting (verb): when a man completely stops talking to someone he met online, texted with, gone on a date with, slept with, or dated for an extended period of time. This is done in hopes that the ghostee will just “get the hint” and leave the ghoster alone, as opposed to the ghoster simply telling them he is no longer interested. Many attempt to justify ghosting as a way to cease dating the ghostee without hurting her feelings, but it in fact proves the ghoster is thinking more of himself, as ghosting often creates more confusion for the ghostee than if the subject kindly stated how he felt.

Synonyms: douchebagging, vanishing into thin air, poof!

Example: Friend: How was your second date with Kyle?
Ashley: I thought it went well, but I’ve texted him a couple of times since then and he’s been ghosting me.

Ways to not be a ghoster: text, explain yourself, give a simple explanation (even if it’s not true, she’ll at least appreciate that you could say something…anything…though truthfulness is always better)

How to avoid a ghoster: stay celibate, give up the male gender altogether, become a nun

Side effects: twisted stomach, inability to eat, insomnia, insane thoughts about all of the reasons why he hasn’t texted (He’s in a ditch somewhere! He lost his phone! His phone broke and he lost my number! etc.)

Warning: ghosting has the ability to make girls crazy and untrusting of every other dude after you

Side note: Oh, and women can ghost, too, but I’m talking to the dudes here…

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