Over eager dating
This is a tough one, because if things are genuinely going well, someone might deactivate their Tinder or Ok Cupid because they like you a lot and want to stop the search.
But if, in general, they're flaky or unresponsive towards you and you notice they've abandoned online dating, it might mean they're trying to literally disappear on you.
If you can't reach them post-ghost via text or Ok Cupid, it's much easier for them to avoid your questions.
Similarly, if they constantly disappear and reappear — either on dating apps or in your inbox — it's clear that they're indecisive and haven't yet made up their mind about whether or not they want to date you (or maybe date, period).
If you've been on the receiving end, you know that it's a confusing and frustrating experience that most likely left you wondering why people ghost in the first place.
Despite the fact that there are many other, better ways to break up with someone, it seems that people can't seem to retire the pesky habit of ghosting.
Alternatively, you could be with someone who flat-out ignores any mention of a date.
Ghosting, as you probably know, is the wholly unpleasant phenomenon when someone you are dating decides to simply fade away into the ether rather than have an upfront, honest, adult conversation about why he or she no longer wants to keep seeing you.
If you're actively involved in the dating game — particularly online dating — there's a solid chance you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Hundreds of recent studies worldwide confirm we each have an attachment style, which refers to how we behave in intimate relationships throughout our lives as a result of core emotions we formed in early childhood from interactions with parents and other caregivers.
There are three main styles of attachment—secure, anxious, and avoidant—and while pairings of some attachment types work especially well, others can be disasters.