Technology may have played a factor in your recent breakup. ‘Cricketing’ is the term used for neglecting to text someone back for hours, days or at all period. Business Insider and dating website Plenty of Fish report that this phenomenon occurs among both singles and couples. A staggering 67% of singles say this issue has affected them directly.
So how do we solve this problem? All you guilty cricketers, make it a point to text your significant other back to say that you’re just busy. If it’s someone you met on a dating site and you are genuinely uninterested, tell them! Otherwise, who knows how long these victims will desperately stare at their phones awaiting a response.