With so many people bored out of their minds being confined to their homes, more and more people are also going online to look for a romantic adventure.
In a press release made available in early August, online dating app Tinder said the platform had recorded an average 61 percent increase in messaging activities among its Indonesian users since March, when Indonesia announced its COVID-19 patient zero.
Yet, unfortunately, these online adventures oftentimes offer short-term excitement only. The person you met online could suddenly disappear after things seemed to have been going quite well.
It is for this phenomenon that the online-obsessed youth of the 21st century have coined the term “ghosting”.
The word was recently added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. The dictionary defines ghosting as “the act or practice of abruptly cutting off all contact with so…