Caspering, according to HelloGiggles, is now all the rage. Its a brand-new relationship trend in which someone ghosts you, but in a friendly way. As HelloGiggles describes, Caspering is basically a cute word for leading someone on because youre, ironically, scared of being the bad guy who ghosts.
What does Caspering mean?
ghosting “Caspering” is the newest addition to the modern dating lexicon. Named after the fictional child phantom, its a friendly alternative to ghosting. Instead of ignoring someone, youre honest about how you feel, and let them down gently before disappearing from their lives.
How do you Casper someone?
To casper, you simply go about ghosting in a kind and compassionate way. You know, as if the person you were dating has actual feelings, and is a person worthy of respect and general human decency. So you dont lead them on. If youre not feeling it, you tell them.
What is ghosted in a relationship?
Ghosting is when someone who used to be friendly or even romantic with you suddenly cuts off all communication without explanation. While most people think of ghosting in a digital context, meaning a friend or dating partner stops responding to texts, emails, calls, etc., it can happen across all social circumstances.
What is the new ghosting?
Since it was first written about by New York Magazine writer Jason Chen, many have said benching is the new form of ghosting—when someone you are dating suddenly stops all contact—texting, calling, emails, dates—and POOF, theyre out so fast that you may think the connection was all just a mirage, an illusion, a ghost.