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Halloween comes three months early for unsuspecting date

Halloween comes three months early for unsuspecting date

She was ghosted, in August.

For those of you who don't know, one of the many phenomenas of the millennial age, which go hand-in-hand with the perils of online dating is that of "ghosting", which can only be so humbly described as:

When a person cuts off all communication with their friends or the person they’re dating, with zero warning or notice beforehand.
— as per Urban Dictionary (of course)

Reports state that despite being well-acquainted with the most common form of dating species (see, snakes) this was the young woman's first encounter with a ghost.

Having waded through the nonsense talkers and weirdos on (dire dating app) Bumble, she thought she'd finally met someone decent.

Putting her previous dating disaster behind her, she took getting back onto the dating scene in her stride. He was tall, handsome and had fab music taste - rather a big deal.

If you are a sensible and shrewd individual, you will be thinking "Okay, he sounds great, my 'this is too good to be true' alarm bells are ringing".

Alas, this young woman did not possess such qualities.
Clouded by her omni-positive mindset, she proceeded to date the (unbeknownst to her) ghost.

First date was a success. However, it was soon thereafter that date two came along, and the spook's nature was beginning to emerge.

She found herself on date two on the. hottest. day. of. the. year. after an hour spent on a non-air conditioned train to Cambridge. Clearly, she was in no cute state to be on a date.

An interesting date of sorts: two dozen awkward 20-somethings squeezed into a incredibly hot room of a dingy pub-cum-bar-cum-restaurant-cum-venue. Sprinklings of minimal conversation. Very good live music though.

Again, shielded from reason by her positive vibes, she did not let the poor quality date phase her. 

However, at this point, the white sheet came out: eye holes were cut out, a black oval mouth was drawn and the sheet was pulled over. The ghost had appeared–to do what it does best: disappear.

Dear Reader, please spare a moment to think of dire post-date texts which ensued: the usual 'I had a nice time text' and then, to follow, an incredibly disjointed and Whatsapp conversation.


She knew what was happening.
However, we are told that naïvely, the young lady sought confirmation that the ghosting was so. She couldn't possibly comprehend that she was being ghosted.

No. Surely not.
Not her, an absolute pleasure to date.

Committing self-esteem suicide, she enquired with the ghost why such a spooky and distant vibe had occurred. 

Did she hear back?
Of course not.


So, a word of warning to those – don't forget, ghosts are by no means exclusive to October 31st. Keep your wits about you Dear Reader, because the moment you think your vision is clear, the mist will cloud over and the ghost will fade away within it.

We were previously in good communication with young lady in question to obtain a comment for this publication.

Unfortunately, all of the sudden, we ceased to receive responses to our numerous messages to her.

It must be catching.


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