fter three months of dating, 23-year-old Michael was optimistic about his relationship with Linda*. Michael and Linda mutually agreed that they wanted to move forward in the relationship.
They were together often, and he'd even met her parents. He dropped her off at home, kissed her goodnight ... After his attempts to reach her went unanswered, Michael put on his cute-guy hat and delivered Linda's favorite cupcakes to her office -- only to find out his name had been removed from the guest list at the gate. The term "ghosting" (sometimes known as the "slow fade") refers to the anecdotally pervasive act where one dater ends a relationship by simply disappearing.
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Instead, it was published on Friday in The New York Times. Those words have already moved some to go to Twitter and declare how much they were moved.
CNN producer Khushby Shah, for example tweeted: "I'm not crying. Read and weep."New York Times money columnist Ron Lieber offered: "This is the cry of year.
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What they found will likely not shock you: Pretty much everybody lies.
Overall, approximately nine out of ten profiles contained at least some kind of deception, though the lies were usually relatively small.
"I have never been on Tinder, Bumble or e Harmony," writes book author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, "but I'm going to create a general profile for Jason right here, based on my experience of coexisting in the same house with him for, like, 9,490 days."Rosenthal is dying of ovarian cancer. So she decided to write a complete dating profile for him.
For convenience, she didn't post it to all the dating sites she mentioned. What follows is a meticulous description of a man who is a wonderful dresser, an brilliant pancake-flipper, an excellent father, a painter and a superb travel companion. There's a lot more, but I'd rather you read it all in Rosenthal's words, garlanded as they are with her deep, agonized love.
(The Discovery Channel has yet to confirm the anecdote, but current 20-somethings speculate as much.) But in an era of Tinder, OKCupid, JSwipe and Hinge, matchmaking often happens by swiping right and left, making potential daters literally disposable.