Now you see them, now you don't.
Ghosting isn’t a new phenomenon. Unanswered texts, unreturned calls, and even unopened letters (if we look far back enough) existed WAY before the rise of modern dating apps.
Ghosting is basically when someone ceases all communication with you and doesn’t respond to your texts, calls, emails, and whatever else you can think to send.
When someone ghosts you, it’s basically a non-confrontational (*ahem* ... jerky) way of saying they’re not interested in being part of your life any longer.
If you care enough to allow someone into your life, whether for two weeks or a few months, you should also be mature enough to give them an explanation if you no longer want to be involved with them.
A simple text explaining your situation would suffice. But alas, some people think it’s better to just stay silent and disappear.
Understandably, sometimes people don’t deserve explanations and sometimes people feel they were never obligated to give explanations.
If you’re someone who likes to maintain harmony, sometimes it’s better to just leave things unsaid, instead of starting what may possibly become an argument.
Sometimes, people aren’t invested enough to feel the need to open up meaningful dialogue. And sometimes, people just don’t care enough to think an explanation is necessary.
It’s your life after all; you don’t have to keep people around if you don’t want to.
But ghosting oftentimes happens to people who obliviously thought things were going great until they realized their friend/partner/hookup decided to drop all communication with them.
Most of us can agree that being ignored by anyone can suck.
And it can especially suck if you're left hanging without an explanation.
If you don’t want someone to be part of your life any longer, letting them know would be the mature (and courteous) thing to do.
Ghosting can come from anyone, but someone’s zodiac sign can be a fair indicator of whether or not they will disappear on you.
Some zodiac signs are guilty of being so non-confrontational that they avoid communication altogether.
Some zodiac signs are lazy, and some are just indifferent to people that they’re not highly invested in.
So, continue reading below if you want to know which zodiac signs are MOST likely to ghost (you know, just in case).
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Geminis hate repetition and routines. They like variety and can be very inconsistent.
When a Gemini woman is testing the dating pool, she is likely seeing more than one person at once. When she’s done getting to know her suitors, she will eventually settle on one partner and ignore the rest.
As a result, she often ends up ghosting people she actually likes. It’s nothing personal.
She just needs to date a handful before she settles on the one person she wants to date seriously.
When guys text her asking to hang out again, she’ll ignore them because she’s busy with her new boo, and she’ll feel that it’s unnecessary to send out formal rejection letters to every guy she was seeing. Again, it’s not personal.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
On the surface, it doesn’t seem like Libras would be regular ghosters. She’s so affectionate and sweet — she really just ignore someone after a few dates?
Yes, a Libra actually would.
Libras want to constantly maintain harmony. They are indecisive, and they avoid confrontation.
She’ll hang out with someone charming enough to get a second date with her, but after she gets home from the date, she’ll realize she doesn’t really like him.
Instead of hurting his feelings, she’ll likely ignore his texts.
She’s not trying to be mean, and she’s actually great when it comes to communicating within serious relationships.
She just doesn’t see the need to hurt someone’s feelings when she hardly even knows him, so she’ll take the easy way out and hope he gets the hint.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Sagittarians have a bad habit of promising more than they can deliver. A Sagittarius might accidentally lead someone on to think that she is interested in him when she’s really not.
She’ll go on a date with someone and find that she’s not that attracted to him, but she keeps her options open and rarely says “no” to anything, so she’ll agree to go on a second date with him.
She’ll be polite and give him positive feedback, and so he’ll go ahead and continue texting her and trying to set up dates.
However, by the time he’s texting her about the concert he wants to go to next weekend, she’s already making plans for her next solo daytrip out of town.
She’ll be too busy to bother texting him again. She’ll feel guilty for ignoring him, but she’s flighty and just doesn’t feel like explaining herself right now.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
An Aquarian can sometimes be aloof with people that she’s dating.
She will likely get to know someone over a course of a few weeks, and she’ll consider the relationship very casual and noncommittal; however, he will want to pursue a serious relationship with her.
When he tries to take the relationship to the next level, she’ll realize that she has to end things because she doesn’t want to lead him on.
She tends to run from emotional expression, so she will probably just ghost him as a way to let him know she’s just not that interested.