Dating is hard and break-ups are harder, even if you were only dating casually.
Thanks to online dating, there are also a number of new trends and obstacles to navigate when putting yourself out there.
Ghosting is a particularly nasty one, where the person you were happily chatting to or met up with suddenly vanishes like smoke leaving you wondering what went wrong.
After being ghosted, yet again, Katie Miller, a 21-year-old student at Georgetown University in the US, decided to do something about it.
In true Millennial fashion, Katie decided to standardise the exit procedure by sending an exit survey to everyone that she dates.
Here’s what Katie told Business Insider:
“I wanted to see if I could prevent that, and I wanted to ask why it happened without initiating a conversation.”
Her survey went viral on Tuesday after her friend Abby Govindan, a 21-year-old college student and stand-up comedian, shared it on Twitter.
The survey in question:
“There’s this girl I know who sends an exit survey to every guy she casually AND seriously dates,” Govindan said of the survey.
Miller’s questions are pretty straightforward, encouraging men to examine such things as “what is wrong with Katie,” “what’s wrong with you,” and if they would “refer Katie to a friend.”
Miller also asks if her exes would like to stay on the mailing list if another opportunity opens up. Here are some of the responses from the guys she sent it to:
I don’t hate this.
Dating, the marriage industry, Tinder, the media – all of it – monetises and commodifies relationships.
Might as well end it with an exit interview.
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