Have you ever ghosted someone? Why did you do it and how do you feel about it in retrospect?

I actually realized very recently that I unknowingly did it to someone three years ago. This girl from college and I really hit it off one day in PSY 101 when we were assigned partners for an assignment. We exchanged numbers, and I sent her the Wikipedia page for The Shawshank Redemption right as we were exiting class (she said she never heard of it; I thought that was crazy).

I was waiting for her to respond later, but she never did. I figured she just wasn't interested.

Now, I realize that because I texted her when she was right there, that really didn't count as initiating a text conversation. I was super new to that world at the time (still am), so I was very self-conscious about coming across as too forward. I literally never talked to her again after that, and she probably thinks I ghosted her.

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