The general consensus seems to be that if you match with someone and they stop talking to you, even if its immediately, thats ghosting. Honestly though — and this may be a highly controversial opinion — I disagree. I dont think you can be ghosted by someone youve never met.
Is it bad to ghost a stranger?
If youve never met the person youre talking to face-to-face, its fine to ghost. If its a dating app or some other kind of online dating, ghosting is okay. Even if you message each other on the app every day, this person is still a stranger. They could be a catfish.
Is ghosting ever acceptable?
Ghosting is an OK thing to do, and it might be even a good idea in particular situations. A great example that comes to mind is if you are having suspicions that the person youre talking to online is a catfisher and is using a fake profile on their dating app or social media profile.
Is it OK to ghost someone youve never met Reddit?
It is okay. Dont feel bad about it if you dont respond, and also dont on the flip side be annoyed or upset that someone youve never met stopped responding.