Is Zombie-ing Worse Than Ghosting? The Difference Between 2 Spooky Dating Trends

Technology makes dating easier, but somehow technology has also created some bad habitsa lot of social behavior that wasn’t acceptable in the past has become the norm. But the more you try to figure out technology, the more you hear people complaining about the current state of dating. Especially when there’s a lot of dating apps involved. 

However, two of the biggest trends that are likely to be experiencedand complained aboutby dudes and dudettes today are zombieing and ghosting. Hear me out, zombie-ing is somewhat related to ghosting, and it isn’t technically a new phenomenon either. Here’s how to know if you’re in a zombie situationship:

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So what is zombieing? 

Let’s just say it’s a term for someone that ‘’rising from the dead’’. To be zombied is to have someone you care about disappear from your life, only to have them popped back up unexpectedly in your life with an out-of-the-blue text or spamming you with ‘’likes’’ on social media. 

For example, you haven’t heard from this person for quite some time and just when you thought you’re finally gotten over them and starting to heal form the pain, they slide back into your DM’s out of nowhere. They’re kind of zombie their way back into your life, how scary is that? Truth is, they either looking for a rebound or just straight up using you for their personal advantages. Block them.

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How is it different from ghosting? 

That person whom you thought you potentially had a future with? Suddenly vanishes from your life completely without warning. Simply put, ghosting is when you get dumped via vanishing act. No more calls, no more texts, no responses to attempts at communications, no nothing—complete radio silence. That’s how the word ‘ghosting’ came about, because they could be dead.. And you just don’t know it yet.

So, there you have it. Of course, there are two ways to handle the undead. If they hit you with minimal effort, as in a simple ”Hey, how are you ;)?” then it’s best to ignore it. However, if they return with paragraphs of genuine, heartfelt apology and explanation, then there’s no shame in giving them another shot.