The politician wants to make ghosting an official crime, claiming it’s an ’emotional offence’


A Filipino politician wants to make ghosting an official crime.

We’ve all been there, the chat is going good with someone and then boom! They just vanish into thin air.

However, it’s inevitable and it happens to everyone (well that’s what we tell ourselves to make us feel better).

But finally, there’s someone sticking up for us!

According to, Member of the Nationalist People’s Coalition, Arnolfo Teves Jr wants to make the anti-social act a criminal offence

The proposed bill said that ghosting ‘can be likened to a form of emotional cruelty and should be punished as an emotional offence’ and should be considered an abusive act.

The act also said: “Ghosting is a form of spite that develops feelings of rejection and neglect. 

“Ghosting has adverse effects on the mental state of the one being ghosted and his or her emotional state is still adversely affected as he or she will be constantly thinking of the welfare or the unexplained reasons of the one who ghosted.”

Although nowhere in the bill states what the punishment will be, it raises some interesting doubts about dating in the modern world.

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