The new dating story
If communication is cut off everywhere else, why swirl around in your digital sphere?
Kate, 24, said she was surprised to find Becca* still watched her Snapchat and Instagram stories for weeks after Kate ghosted her.
They never had an actual breakup conversation, but things de facto ended almost a year ago when he moved across the country to take a teaching job. I waited the cursory week to see if he'd ask me out again, and, hearing nothing, called it: We had mutually ghosted each other.It felt like a very clean break for what had been an extremely casual fling. Three weeks later, as I was scrolling to see who'd watched an Instagram story I made about a new haircut, I noticed something eerily out of place — Instagram handle.The ghost was caught in my Instagram attic and I had no clue how to set him free.Ghosting has been a part of the modern dating lexicon for years. To define this horrifying phenomenon, haunting is when someone from your romantic past lingers in your digital present by occasionally watching your Instagram or Snapchat story, or sporadically liking your posts.