New dating trend: Haunting and its worst than Ghosting

IMG_2227Haunting is when someone from your romantic past lingers in your social media present by occasionally watching your Instagram or Snapchat story, or sporadically liking your posts. A haunt is a ghost from a previous relationship (or fling) that somehow got stuck in your online world. They show up to spook you without any warning and, because they come and go when they feel like it, the only way to get rid of them is to wait until they decide to go haunt someone else.  Unfortunately, there’s no ghostbusters for a haunted ex.

Haunting is more than silently lurking on someone’s Instagram or Facebook from relationship hell or heaven. It’s some little reminder, in the form of a phone notification, that they once existed (to you) and that ending things with a person doesn’t mean they don’t exist anymore. These little reminders can be incredibly disorienting — why do these dead relationships linger?  If communication is cut off everywhere else, why swirl around in your digital sphere?  Perhaps, they want to see if you moved on, or there is no closer on their end.

I suggest you listen to your highest self on dates as the world of dating has become a mine field.

Sending you all a virtual lucky charm.

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