Is Ghosting Morally Wrong?

Have you ever been in a relationship with someone and just wanted it to end without you having to do anything? Well, that’s where ‘ghosting’ comes in to help. Most of the people that use this method of breaking up are teenagers or people who use dating sites.

Ghosting is a very controversial topic. A lot of people think that it’s morally wrong and just flat out rude to do, while others don’t really seem to care if it’s right or wrong, seeing it as the only way out of an annoying or boring relationship.

Ghosting is when someone cuts all ties and communication with one person to avoid speaking with them. Ghosting is used to get a point across, the point being that the person is being ignored so they’ll get the hint that they aren’t needed anymore. People use ghosting as a way of trying not to hurt the ghostee’s feelings, even though it usually results in just that.

The term ‘ghosting’ has been around for quite a long time but has been more popular since 2012 when dating sites like Tinder or Bumble became popular. Ghosting has become popular on these apps because if you do ghost someone, there will always be someone else to talk with.

Ghosting someone can actually affect their mental health, leaving them feeling unwanted or depressed. It’s worse when the ghostee has gone on multiple dates or outings with the ghoster, due to a bond forming between the two. Ghosting someone can leave a mark on the ghostee, but it can be better than telling the person face-to-face that you don’t want to be friends or in a relationship with them anymore. Psychology Today explains that when ghosting someone, it can destroy a person’s self esteem, making them pick out their flaws.

Personally, I don’t think that ghosting is morally correct, but I do it anyway. I’m not saying that it’s right, so if you can, avoid it. Sometimes it needs to be done, like if the person is overly clingy, trying to harm you, or someone close to you in any way, physically or emotionally.

Ghosting, personally, is the best way to go about breaking up with someone since they won’t get the whole face-to-face thing where you need to make up a bunch of excuses to try and spare their feelings. So, yes, ghosting in my opinion is morally wrong, but the ghostee won’t have to deal with a long, drawn out break up either.

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