#51: Ghosting Stories

Ghosting has been called the millennial way of breaking up, but that doesn't make the phenomenon any less haunting for its victims. Just in time for Halloween, we present a collection of ghosting stories from listeners across the country.

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#50: Stop Dating Older Guys

The age gap between men and women in heterosexual dating has become a fact of life in the 21st century. The Guardian’s Mona Chalabi suggests it’s time for that to change. 

Graphic by Mona Chalabi, based on data from Christian Rudder's Dataclysm. Originally appeared in the New York Times. 

Graphic by Mona Chalabi, based on data from Christian Rudder's Dataclysm. Originally appeared in the New York Times. 

#49: Birth Control by Stapler

The arm implant, known as Nexplanon, is a birth control option that's slightly more effective than the IUD, and less painful to insert. Why aren't we all using it? Why Oh Why's Lindsey Kratochwill investigates. 

#48: The Perfect Storm

While Hurricane Irma sped towards Miami, Emily decided to ask a guy from Bumble if he wanted to evacuate with her as a 3rd date. Her family has a home in the woods of North Carolina, and they'd be out of town that weekend. Here's what happened after he said yes.

#47: Puppies or Ice Cream?

Helen Zaltzman has a way with words, which is why we're putting her to work solving one of the trickiest parts of online dating—composing your opening messages. Some lines can break the ice, while others just throw more ice into the void. Plus, Mandy Len Catron helps us become better matchmakers.