Ghosting is when you go from texting and talking to someone all of the time to suddenly not responding to any communication from that other person. It can leave that person confused and upset especially if they thought that you liked them and wanted to move forward with a relationship.

Now caspering is a new term being used now which is considered a more polite way to ghost someone. Named after the friendly ghost, of course, caspering is when you send the other person one last message letting them know that it was nice to meet them and give some sort of finality to your time with that person.

If they try to contact you after that then that is when you ghost on them and don't respond back. Rejection is a tough pill to swallow, but sometimes that last message to the other person can certainly soften the blow.