Season 1 – Episode 5
Daniel and Garet dive into the complex world of ghosting, sharing their experiences and discussing the importance of communication and closure. From dating to friendships and even professional situations, ghosting can have significant emotional consequences. The episode begins by defining ghosting and how it affects relationships. The hosts discuss the prevalence of ghosting in the dating scene of Los Angeles, followed by Garet sharing an experience of being ghosted in New York by a friend who used him for free accommodation. Daniel introduces the concept of "pre-approved ghosting" when it comes to casual encounters on hookup apps like Grindr. The conversation then shifts to the impact of being ghosted by friends and the emotional toll it takes. Both Daniel and Garet share their experiences of being ghosted by close friends unexpectedly.
Daniel shares a story of his time as a go-go dancer at the Abbey in LA, where he encountered a clingy patron and resorted to a "slow ghost" to end the relationship. The hosts also discuss different forms of ghosting, such as in job interviews and at parties, including a tactic called "U-Turn" defined by Garet. To their surprise, Daniel and Garet recall even being ghosted by a few invited guests at their wedding. The episode concludes with a discussion on better communication, avoiding ghosting, and the significance of closure in moving forward from relationships.
Join Daniel and Garet as they explore the phenomenon of ghosting, sharing their personal experiences, and offering insights on how to navigate this emotionally challenging aspect of modern relationships. Their candid conversation encourages listeners to reflect on the importance of communication and closure in maintaining healthy connections.