Are You In Love With A Tinder ‘Ghost’?

Ghosting. Everybody’s experienced it. You message a friend and get left on read for a week. But this isn’t the only form of digital ghost you may encounter online.

New research from Western Sydney University Academic Lisa Portolan has highlighted a new type of ghost prevalent in online dating: the ghost of an imagined relationship. If you’ve ever looked at an online profile and imagined an entire person from a picture and a bio, you may be in love with a ghost.

So how common is this phenomenon, and is it a good thing? Listen on to hear Willy Russo chat with Lisa Portolan to find out.


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