The metro area also offers nearly 120 miles of Atlantic coastline and lots of dedicated bike paths.Massachusetts is a great place to be retired from a government job or the military because most payments from public pensions are exempt from state taxes.Fact of the matter is that ghosting has become a common dating practice that makes singles feel like sh*t.No one wants to be ignored, but with all the crap and everything else going on in other people's lives, we need to remember not to take ghosting personally.So, it's no surprise that both my male and female friends have started to come to me for dating advice.After listening to a variety of complaints and frustrations, I've complied a list of reasons why dating in San Francisco is so damn hard. You Ghost Me, I Ghost You - Recently, a girlfriend of mine came to me for advice on why her recent online match started "ghosting" her.Like many other women living in San Francisco, I'm intelligent, career-driven, highly motivated, attractive and (yes, you probably guessed it) single.The San Francisco dating scene is truly bizarre, which is why I've blogged about my experiences dating here a few times.
We also kept an eye on health care resources and costs (although in some cases — notably San Francisco and New York — the sheer single-friendliness of the city trumped its admittedly steep cost of living).For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term "ghosting," urban dictionary defines it as: "The act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone the subject is dating, but no longer wishes to date.This is done in hopes that the ghostee will just "get the hint" and leave the subject alone, as opposed to the subject simply telling them he/she is no longer interested." Unfortunately, ghosting has become a common dating practice and tends to happen more often than not.I explained to my friend that she should not be offended by the fact that she had been ghosted. "I've even been ghosted," I mentioned reassuringly. I hate to admit it, but I was recently called out by someone for ghosting.I then told my friend that obviously this guy wasn't worth her while, and that he clearly has his own issues to deal with. Of course, I apologized and let them know that I had been busy with other things recently.
I've heard my friends brag about having four dates lined up in one week.