"Ghosting" is one of the most infuriating social behaviors of my generation. The notion that simply not responding to someone is an acceptable way to communicate "no thanks" is absurd. C'mon people, we're all better than that. Let's respect each other enough to know that we can handle hearing "you seem like a great girl/guy but I don't really feel a connection" or "hey, thanks for inviting me but I won't be able to make it" or "sorry, we went in another direction" or even "sorry, I'd help you move but I just really don't feel like it." I feel like we all would rather hear NO than silence. Because silence is just NO without common courtesy. You're not saving anyone the pain of rejection- you're telling them they're not even worthy of your rejection. That you would rather simply forget they even exist- which is much more cruel in my mind. Let's all be big boys and girls and just be honest with people and simply say "no thanks."