Meeting people can be hard, but dating apps make it easier. Unfortunately, it also makes the millennial fad of ghosting effortless. According to Psychology Today, 78% of people between the ages of 18 and 33 have been ghosted. Psychologists have analyzed this phenomenon and have listed the following reasons for being ghosted, confrontation is awkward, intimidation, not seeing the relationship going anywhere, and willing to gamble on a better match coming along.
The majority of millennials might experience ghosting, but isn’t it still extremely frustrating? A 21-year-old student, Katie Miller, decided to do something about ghosting. She started sending out an “exit survey” to everyone she dates, and it’s brilliantly hilarious.
Miller, a student at Georgetown University, created the survey after having been ghosted yet again. She wanted to get to the bottom of why getting ghosted was constantly occurring without having to start a conversation with her exes. Her survey went viral on October 2 after her friend, Abby Govindan, shared it on Twitter. Questions include “What is wrong with Katie?” “What is wrong with you” and “Would you like to remain on the mailing list in case Katie revisits your application or another opportunity opens up?”
In an interview with INSIDER, Miller said, “not every guy has responded, and the ones who have are very nice.”
The question “What could Katie have done to enhance this experience for you?” had the most diverse responses, which included “no biting”, “Come to some bars with me,” “visited maine,” “More tater tots,” and “Give me a shoulder massage.”
Why Miller Didn’t Share Her Survey
INSIDER mentioned that Miller didn’t share her survey on social media because she isn’t that interested in the platform. Miller was happy for her friend, Govindan, to share it as it may help someone else along the way.
Miller said, “I’m hoping the responses give me something to improve on so that dating can be less confusing.”