Helping us along in our mission to find out everything there is to know about ghosting is some new research from dating app the League.
According to their data, there’s a prime window when ghosting is most likely to occur – indicating that if it hasn’t happened at this point, you’re likely to escape being ghosted and either continue dating or get dumped in a responsible, emotionally sensitive manner. The ghosting window is five days after initially matching.
’ Because I’m a complete liability after a few drink, because nobody fancies me or because I choose to be. Sure, I live in central London and would tick the ‘attractive’ box on a dating profile, but with the popularity of online dating as it is, you’d have to look like Jeremy Corbyn in drag and live in the outer Hebrides to not be able to bag at least one date a month these days.
Now, of course, this type of ghosting is quite specific to The League, a dating app.Some might argue, in fact, that ghosting after five days chatting on a dating app isn’t ghosting, as you don’t really owe someone a breakup if you’ve only chatting for a few days. If you’ve exchanged a few heys and byes before they disappear without a trace, it’s not really an issue.If you’ve had a whirlwind messaging romance and then they ditch you five days in, that’s a bit rubbish.If you’re in the first five days of chatting, it might be wise to hold back on dreaming of your wedding, so you’re not crushed if they ghost you during this time.If you’re still messaging after five days, the likelihood that you’re going to be ghosted has dropped, so you can relax a little and let your guard down.