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How to avoid Ghosting

Monday January 9, 2023

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Ghosting is when someone you are dating suddenly cuts off all communication with you and disappears from your life, without any explanation. It can be very hurtful and confusing, and it's important to try to avoid ghosting someone if at all possible. Here are a few tips for avoiding ghosting when dating:

Communicate openly and honestly: If you are not interested in continuing to date someone, it's important to let them know. Be honest and straightforward about your feelings, and try to have a conversation about why you don't think the relationship is going to work out.

- Be respectful: Even if you don't want to continue seeing someone, it's important to treat them with respect. This means not ignoring their messages or calls, and not just disappearing without any explanation. 

-Set boundaries: It's okay to set boundaries and to take time for yourself, but make sure you communicate these boundaries to your partner. If you need some space, let them know and explain why.

-Be aware of your own feelings: If you find yourself consistently not wanting to see or talk to someone you are dating, it may be a sign that the relationship is not a good fit. In this case, it's important to be honest with yourself and with your partner about your feelings.

By following these tips, you can help to avoid ghosting and maintain healthy, respectful relationships.

It's also worth pointing out that Ghosting is far less likely to occur when after you've met someone in person. Speed dating begins your dating journey with in person interactions and as a result, we hear fewer reports of ghosting when a relationship has begun at an in person dating event. 

Find a speed dating event near you here



The beauty of Speed Dating London lies in its no-nonsense approach. You take an equal number of single girls and guys, put them in a room and give them a few minutes to chat with every other member of the opposite sex.

When you get there

Original speed dating events in London normally begin at 7.30pm. You will need to register with our hosts and to begin with they will issue you with a score sheet. This will help you to keep track of the singles that you would like to meet again and perhaps go on a date with. After a short period of mingling, your host for the evening who will run through detailed instructions and give you your starting position if you are a guy or table for the event if you are a girl.

Meet & Mingle

A London speed dating event is split into two halves, each lasting around an hour, there will be an interval at half time of about 15 minutes for speed dating London. You will have between 4 and 5 minutes with each person, after which you need to tick a box on your score sheet - "yes, I would like to meet this person again" or "no. Thanks but no thanks". Or "friend" if you'd like to get to know them platonically. Make sure that you do this after each date to keep track. Afterwards there is an opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle informally - this is often where the real action begins, so make sure you don't disappear too quickly!

Complete your score sheet

After the event you simply tick who you liked on the Original Dating website and the site works about your matches automatically. If the dates you have ticked as a "yes" have reciprocated you have a match. You will be able to view the first names and message them via our site online without revealing your email address until you are ready to. You'll be having proper first dates in no time.