A few months ago, I overheard two girls on the New York City subway talking about a terrible dating trend amongst 20somethings: you go on a few perfect dates with the seemingly-perfect guy, he showers you with compliments and makes plans for future outings – and then, randomly, he falls off the face of the earth and you never hear from him again.
I thought, “HEY! THAT’S HAPPENED TO ME!” I consulted friends and sure enough, they were well acquainted with this ‘ghosting’ phenomenon. So I decided to make a video about it.
It’s time we put a stop to the epidemic. If you’re nursing a ghosted heart, this one’s for you.
Hannah VanderPoel is a writer and filmmaker in New York City. She works at MTV. Previous credits include Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and HBO. You can follow her on Twitter @hanvanderpoel.
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