A few months ago, I overheard two girls on the New York City subway talking about a terrible dating trend amongst 20somethings: you go on a few perfect dates with the seemingly-perfect guy, he showers you with compliments and makes plans for future outings – and then, randomly, he falls off the face of the earth and you never hear from him again.
I thought, “HEY! THAT’S HAPPENED TO ME!” I consulted friends and sure enough, they were well acquainted with this ‘ghosting’ phenomenon. So I decided to make a video about it.
It’s time we put a stop to the epidemic. If you’re nursing a ghosted heart, this one’s for you.
Hannah VanderPoel is a New York-based writer and filmmaker. She is currently a blogger for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on NBC, and has written about television for a variety of online publications. You can follow her on Twitter @hanvanderpoel.
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