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There’s now proof ghosting is favoured by Gen Z, with over 70 per cent using the tactic on a would-be partner.

The stats were compiled by Paddy Power Bingo.

Ghosting – a modern day dating practice – is when all forms of communication are suddenly cut.

Many single millennials and Gen Z-ers have admitted to ghosting, as they’re too nervous to break if off face-to-face.

People from other generations are more content with confronting their romantic partner, with just 34 per cent of Generation X (those aged 40 to 55) saying they had ghosted.

This drops to just 20 per cent of baby-boomers (aged over 55) who had ghosted someone.