Ghosting can actually have quite a serious impact on a person's mental health, claims Psychology
The social rejection apparently can activate the same pain in the brain as physical pain, fortunately this pain can be treated with medication but the psychological distress can be more difficult to heal.
And all of that begins with a quick and dirty assessment of rapport and chemistry that occurs when people first meet face to face." To be sure, Finkel acknowledges downsides to having so many date options.
In the 2012 review, Finkel and his colleagues used the term "choice overload" to describe what happens when people wind up making worse romantic choices when they've got more of a selection.
"For people who want to whine and moan about how online dating isn't working," says psychologist Eli Finkel, "go back in time to 1975.