Guys Talk About How To Know When They're Ghosting

Ahh, ghosting. It's become the official breakup tactic of this generation. You may also recognize it from its other names like "Irish Exit," "Secret Bounce," or "Slow Fade" — but it all means the same thing: someone just flat out disappeared from your life without any warning. But how do you know when someone is ghosting you? You may have seen the signs, but getting ghosted can be a mystifying experience.

It often happens because this person wants to end the relationship and doesn't have the balls to tell you to your face. Or, it happens because sometimes it's just the best way to end the relationship, and he or she feels the fade out is appropriate. And let's face it, depending on the circumstance, sometimes it's absolutely OK to ghost someone.

If I'm being totally honest, I've ghosted people myself. And while I certainly don't want to brag about it, I also don't feel too guilty about it because, if it's only been a few dates, that doesn't necessarily warrant an official break up talk. And a few unanswered texts should give the hint without having to be too brutal.

Speaking of brutal, I asked several guys what they do when they are trying to ghost someone. Odds are, if you've dated anyone in 2015, you've experienced these methods firsthand.

1. *John, 36

2. *Chris, 26

3. *Brett, 29

4. *Andy, 34

5. *Dave, 33

6. *Joe, 25

7. *Ben, 28

8. *Sean, 32

9. *Connor, 29

10. *Adam, 27

11. *Grant, 38

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