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Photo: Tero Vesalainen (Shutterstock) I’ve been ghosted and I’ve done the ghosting. When someone ghosts me, I assume it’s because they’re so in love with me, the prospect of texting me back is simply too overwhelming. My name pops up on their phone screen, and for my suitor, it’s like looking at the sun. And so, consumed with emotions too powerful to describe, the easiest thing for them to do is keep their true feelings locked away and ignore me indefinitely. But when I ghost someone else, it’s usually because I got bored. More seriously, there are plenty of times in which I’m pro-ghosting.There are a lot of different opinions on what qualifies as ghosting, but it usually comes down to the lack of explanation. Different from a formal rejection, ghosting leaves people with one-sided uncertainty to sort through. When is it ever OK to do that to another person? Despite all the connotations of “ghosting” as an unfair or immature disappearing act, sometimes it’s necessary for your emotional wellbeing or safety. Below are some of the many legitimate scenarios when it’s perfectly acceptable—or even advisable—to ghost. You never met face-to-face Not to brag, but my dating app inboxes are chock full of false starts and fizzle-outs. If you want to find success on the apps, you need to make real plans ASAP . Otherwise, the threshold for ghosting is a high one. If you’ve never even made plans to meet in person, then you don’t owe anyone an […]