Barrymore said it was strange for a human being to act this way. The term “ghosting” describes the phenomenon of people you’re dating disappearing into thin air like ghosts — all calls and messages suddenly going unanswered. According to psychologists, “ghosts” are often afraid of the direct confrontation or commitment that a partnership entails.
Barrymore said she’s also been on dates that she regretted from the start. “God,” she asked herself, “why did I say yes to this dinner? Why don’t I realize: don’t make dinner.” The actress, who has two daughters and has hosted her own talk show since 2020, said it’s hard to sit down with someone else when you only have a few nights off to yourself. “That alone takes away your desire to date.”
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