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From ghosting to ‘backburner’ relationships: the reasons people behave so badly on dating appsFrom ghosting to ‘backburner’ relationships: the reasons people behave so badly on dating apps

From ghosting to ‘backburner’ relationships: the reasons people behave so badly on dating apps

Martin Graff does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

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There’s no doubt that online dating and dating apps have transformed the way we initiate, form and end romantic relationships. We might also question whether the convenience of these apps has encouraged us to behave differently than we would in “real life”. More specifically, do mobile dating apps breed bad or antisocial behaviour?

If you use dating apps, you’ve probably been “ghosted” on occasion (where someone withdraws all contact) – or maybe you’ve ghosted somebody yourself. Perhaps you’ve found out that someone you’ve been chatting to on an app was in a relationship. Or if you don’t use these apps, you might have heard horror stories from friends.

Let’s take a look at some of the bad behaviours that we see most commonly – and how psychology can explain them.

One of the main themes is how common it is for people to be using dating apps while in relationships. (mai mult…)