Want to know how to respond to ghosting? Getting ghosted sucks, especially when you really liked that person. You might even start to wonder what you did wrong or what happened to him or her. But the truth is, some people just like to play childish games instead of taking a minute to respond to you.
Instead of overthinking it or begging to find out why you were ghosted, use one single text to let him or her know that you are doing just fine.
Let’s take a look at these text messages.
How to respond to ghosting: Final texts to let him or her know that you’re no longer interested
Have you gone on a date, or even a few, with someone and he or she suddenly just doesn’t text back?
Here are some ideas for how to respond to ghosting if you are no longer interested in that person:
01“I thought we were both adults but clearly, I was wrong. Have a nice life.”
This text is excellent because you are making him or her feel guilty about ghosting you.
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02“It has been a while since I’ve heard from you, and at this point, I’m over it.”
If you haven’t heard from him or her in a while, this text is a simple and easy way to say that you have lost interest.
03“If you had lost interest in me, I wish you would have just been honest about it instead of ghosting me. No hard feelings though because I am past that.”
This message shows that you would have appreciated honesty instead of childish behavior. However, you are not upset about it and have moved on.
04“Since I haven’t heard from you, I am assuming that we are both on the same page when I say that I don’t see this going anywhere. Good luck on your dating journey.”
This comment suggests that you have understood the message the person texting you is communicating: they don’t want a relationship with you. You are also sending well wishes which shows emotional maturity.
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05“If it were something that I did, I would have hoped that you were more upfront about it. But that’s all in the past. Goodbye.”
This note implies that even though you don’t know the reason for this person ghosting you, you have accepted it and are moving on.
06“I hoped that you and I could build something together, but clearly, we are not a good match for each other. Thanks for nothing.”
This text implies that you were hopeful, but you now understand that that situation was not right for you.
07“I don’t know how to respond to ghosting, but I hope no one else has to go through this with you. Goodbye.”
This message tells the person you are texting that you felt ghosting was wrong of him or her, and that you hope it is not a repeated practice for them.
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08“I will not tolerate disrespect in any form. The least you could have done was be honest with me.”
Ghosting someone is a pretty disrespectful thing to do, especially when the person has feelings for you. By using this strategy for how to respond to ghosting, you are letting him or her know that you deserve better.
09“People change their feelings all the time, but you could have been an adult about it. Do me a favor and delete my number. I have no time to fool around.”
This is a stern and effective message which suggests that you are not someone to accept childish behavior. Plus, telling him or her to delete your number adds a nice dash of attitude that you can feel good about.
10“Since you don’t have the decency to let me know you are no longer interested, I’ll help you out by blocking you.”
This text is a real power move and shows that you are not wallowing in grief, but taking the power back into your own hands. This is ideal because it shows that you don’t need that person in your life.
11“I wish I could say I was surprised, but honestly, I’m not. I can spot a player from a mile away.”
Use this text if you have always had suspicions that this person had less-than-noble intentions. It shows that you are relieved that you didn’t get strung along long-term.
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12“I thought we had a great connection, but it seems I was mistaken. You really hurt me, but I will get over this.”
This text is perfect to use with someone you had strong feelings for. You can express your disappointment and hurt over the whole situation while letting him or her know that you will put it behind you.
13“I’m not the type to assume anything, but five weeks is a long time to not hear from someone. If you finally do decide to reply, know that I am in a better place with someone new and exciting, so don’t bother.”
This message lets the person you’re texting know that you have already moved on, and you are no longer interested in him or her.
14“It’s been three weeks since I’ve heard from you, so I want to end things formally. Goodbye.”
This response is a wonderful step for anyone who needs closure from a bad relationship. This shows that you are aware of being ghosted and that you wish to move past it.
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15“I know you’re not a bad person, but the polite thing to do would have been to tell me you are no longer interested. But I get the point.”
With this type of statement, you won’t come off as bitter about what happened.
16“What you have done is pretty cowardly, but it would take a real man to see that.”
If you want to hit him where it hurts, use this text. It is good because it attacks his ego and will make him feel wrong about ghosting you.
17“Who knew that a few great dates would end like this? Maybe man up next time and let her know you aren’t feeling it.”
This phrasing gives him some advice for dating in the future and also includes subtle shade.
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18“Hey, I know that you probably aren’t thinking about me, but I just wanted to let you know that I have moved on. Buh-bye.”
This message is an excellent way to emphasize to him or her that the connection is gone, and you won’t be sad about moving on.
19“Things were great while it lasted, and I hate that it had to come to such an abrupt end. I hope you find someone who you can be honest and straightforward with.”
This text acknowledges that you were disappointed about what happened, but also points out that you are no longer mad about being ghosted.
20“I can’t believe I fell for all your lies and your tricks, but I guess that’s what happens when you are trusting and have a big heart. I will share this heart with someone serious about me.”
This is an empowering text to send to a guy or girl who ghosted you because it shows regret for getting involved with him or her, but it won’t deter you from finding a good relationship.
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21“I know you might think you are super cool and a lady’s man for ghosting me, but this is your loss.”
If a guy has ghosted you and has been bragging about it to his friends, this will let him know that you don’t care anymore. He is the loser in the situation.
Texts for when they reach out after a while
Did he or she finally decide to text or call after a period of radio silence? Maybe you’ve gotten a text where they try to explain what happened? Or maybe they just sent you a message expecting to have a conversation like nothing happened?
Here is some inspiration for how to respond to ghosting if you don’t know what to say.
22“Look what the cat dragged in.”
This is a playful way to acknowledge someone who you haven’t seen or spoken to in a while. It will keep things light.
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23“I can take a hint you know, but the least you could have done was be straightforward with me.”
This is a graceful message to use if the person finally decides to text you, attempting to explain that he or she no longer has an interest. It holds the other party accountable for their actions.
24“You blew it with me.”
If you are no longer interested after he or she finally reaches out, this is a good way to say that you are not offering any more chances and that you are over the whole situation.
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25“It’s not that hard to text back.”
Use this text when he or she tries to explain what happened, and it’s not a good excuse. It shows that you are not willing to accept a dumb diversion and won’t be misled.
26“I don’t have the patience to be on and off with someone.”
If the person is trying to apologize for ghosting you, use this to say that you cannot wait on this person to make up his or her mind about you.
27“I don’t want to talk to someone who is leading me on, only to toss me aside again.”
This comment shows that you do not want to be in a casual relationship.
28“Don’t text me again.”
If you are not one for lengthy discussions, this is a perfect text to use if he or she tries to come up with a foolish excuse and try to weasel his or her way into your life again. This will, very clearly, communicate the fact that you are not interested.
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29“That’s fine. I got into a relationship since the last time we talked.”
After the ghoster has explained his or her piece, use this to let them know that you are unbothered and that you have moved on. You can still use this even if you are not in a relationship because it will still send the same message.
30“Thanks for clearing everything up, but I have to go.”
This message demonstrates class. It also shows that you have no time to be going back and forth with this person.
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31“I actually liked you a lot, but when I saw that you ignored my texts and calls, I realized that the feeling isn’t mutual, so I got over you.”
This message makes it clear that you are being mature about the situation.
32“Sorry, I’m not interested in starting over.”
Wanting to start over is a classic move from someone who has ghosted you, but by saying this, it shows that your interest no longer lies with him or her.
33“This will be the last time we speak.”
Getting closure is important, but you don’t want to leave a door open for that person to waltz back into your life. This eliminates the chance of that happening.