Where Michigan Ranks Among States Likely to Ghost Dates
If a potential partner abruptly stopped communication without prior notice or explanation, you may have experienced a situation commonly referred to as “ghosting.” The Forbes Health survey polled 5,000 Americans who have actively dated in the last five years. They did this to reveal how ghosting has impacted their “situationships,” and the states where it’s most likely to happen. The survey included questions regarding experiences with ghosting in the context of dating, the timing of such incidents within the relationship, the emotional impact of the experience, and similar aspects.
The findings reveal that 76% of survey participants have had experiences related to ghosting in the context of dating. About 60% reported being ghosted, and 45% admitted to ghosting others. They found an equal distribution of responsibility between men and women, as 44% of males and 47% of females acknowledge ghosting someone. Interestingly, a higher percentage of men (64%) are open about having been ghosted compared to women (57%). The survey also pinpoints the states where ghosting is most prevalent, with the highest instances of either experiencing or perpetrating ghosting.
Where does Michigan rank when it comes to ghosting?
Michigan ranked as one of the states where ghosting is least likely to happen. It secured the third spot on the list of places with lower instances of ghosting. About 57% of people in the state reported experiencing either being ghosted or engaging in ghosting. On the other hand, Rhode Island is where you’re most likely to be ghosted, with 93% saying they’ve either ghosted someone and/or been ghosted.
Also highlighted were the primary reasons for people resorting to ghosting, which were consistent among respondents. For nearly half of the survey participants, the main cause was a mismatch in relationship expectations with the other person. Slightly more than 47% of those surveyed stated that they ghosted due to a lack of compatibility with the other person’s personality, while just over 45% mentioned that they didn’t feel invested enough in the relationship to merit a response.
See what else was found in the study here.