One of the most hurtful things about dating is being ghosted. You make a connection that means something. At least, you think it does. Then, after one date (or worse, a few months) the other person vanishes. They abruptly stop responding to your texts and emails, and you’re left hanging. Did you do something to drive them away? Are they dead? You’ll never know. It’s a kind of torture, and you wonder what would possess someone to treat you this way. All they have to do is let you know they’re not interested anymore. That’s how they’d want to be treated. But that’s the sticking point: empathy. Each sign handles empathy in different ways, and certain signs can be predisposed to ghosting based on how they connect (or don’t connect) with others. Read on to see who they are, and why they might do this. Note that their inclusion in this list is not a guarantee that they will ghost you.
Motivation: boredom or distraction
Gemini’s low boredom threshold — combined with an interest in anything new — can make him flighty. What first intrigued him about you may become stale after a few dates. The radio silence that follows probably occurs because he’s already moved on to his next fascinating encounter. He’s just not thinking about you anymore. As cruel as this sounds, the lower expression of Gemini can be so detached and scattered that he doesn’t consider the impact ghosting will have on you. Also, this Air sign is not fond of heavy emotional encounters. The thought of a potential scene (or tears) when he tells you he’s not that into you can be enough to shut down his lines of communication. This may be the only time Gemini has nothing to say.
Motivation: fear of confrontation
If there’s one thing this Venus-ruled sign dreads, it’s confrontation. The ugly little scene where she tells you she’s losing interest has the potential to get awkward. Plus, it’ll ruin her sweetheart rep. Yes, as twisted as it sounds, Libra would rather preserve the illusion that everything’s fine, even if she never speaks to you again. Of course, ghosting is far crueler than just coming out and telling you it’s over. And she might intend on having that talk with you. If she’s an evolved Libra, her sense of fairness will translate into social responsibility, and she will tell you. But lower Libra will keep putting it off and putting it off. The longer she waits, the more hurt she knows you’ll be. In the end, it’s easier to avoid the whole thing and move on.