Musings: Ghosting may just be the easy way out

Musings: Ghosting may just be the easy way out

Dating apps have changed the dating game, and we’ve changed our expectations.

Mobile technology has changed us and the way we conduct every sort of relationship. For better or for worse, there’s no way around that reality.

We can’t control what other people do and how they regulate their emotions.

Or manage their own expectations. Of course, this has always been the case, but we feel it now more than ever before. Technology makes it way too easy for disappointed people to make their disappointment known. Again and again and again.

In some cases, ending a connection threatens our physical safety.

It’s no secret that an inability to handle romantic rejection can happen to both men and women. Yet for women, in particular, ending a relationship with a man seems disproportionately more dangerous due to a certain variety of male entitlement.

Ghosting has become a defensive tool.

And I hate to say it, but ghosting can be a valid response to danger in our modern world. Technology hasn’t just made it easier for people to reach us when they think we’re done them wrong. It’s also made them more susceptible to feeling slighted.

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Mayowa Oladeji

A writer with a keen interest in human stories and topical issues around the world. mayowa.oladeji@1stnews.com

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