After asking more friends if they had heard of the term ‘ghosting’ or had infact been ghosted/ghosted someone, it seemed a great number of them had, according to the Guardian 80% of millennials have experienced it.
I can only presume that the main reason for this is that due to the likes of dating apps like Bumble and Tinder, people have become pickier in what they want and in doing so, made their recipient more disposable of, as their next potential date is only a right swipe away. Or are we always going to be susceptible to it if we meet our partners over the internet?
So says the brassy, buxom, blonde lady in Texas who invented “Pheromone Dating,” or, events where single people smell each other’s dirty clothes in hopes of finding the sweaty smell that gets them all hot and bothered. And by some magical science trick called “pheromones,” they might just find their soulmate. Now, instead of putting off washing it (and possibly wearing it again), singles in Houston can bring those sweat-ridden shirts to mingle with other sweat-ridden shirts.The second inaugural event of “Pheromone Dating” was held last night in Houston.Then catch a preview from the latest episode of Motherboard's web series " channel-id="57a204088cb727dec794c67b" channel-title="VICE" channel-url="/en_us/channel/vice" relative-url="/en_us/video/armpit-sniffing-speed-dating-daily-vice/57601755973ee7705f6fbd38" absolute-url="//com/en_us/video/armpit-sniffing-speed-dating-daily-vice/57601755973ee7705f6fbd38" published-at="1466005800000" season="1" episode="245" show-title="Daily VICE" show-url="/en_us/show/daily-vice" show-id="57a2040b8cb727dec794c84b" topics="[,,,,,,,]" thumbnail="https://com/images/video/1866/lede/57601755973ee7705f6fbd38-1465945414826.jpg?
crop=1xw:1xh;center,top&output-quality=70&resize=450:*" cover-image="https://com/images/video/1866/lede/57601755973ee7705f6fbd38-1465945414826.jpg? This is done in the hope that the ‘ghostee’ will get the hint and leave you alone.’ Is this really what our generation of dating has come down to?Men (and most probably some women too) have become so lazy, so cowardly, that they don’t feel the need to provide any justification or explanation behind their loss of interest in someone?Having been single for a while now, I have found dating pretty tough (hopefully I’m not the only one).I spent my teenage years in an area near Liverpool ( for those of you that are interested it’s called the Wirral – most people haven’t heard of it and think I’ve made it up, but trust me it’s real).My housemate had this exact thought last weekend when she was messaging a guy who was a friend of a friend, he had asked her on a date twice but every time she tried to lock him down for a date he would stop replying to her messages and at the moment of writing this, they have yet to meet.