Contact ending types** experienced on dating sites or apps among French users 2018

Does a person you have met on a dating site has ever ceased all contact and communication with you?*

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Release date

November 2018



Survey time period

October 17-19, 2018

Number of respondents

1,031 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Respondents who had already communicated with somebody through a dating site

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

*This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Au cours de votre vie, vous est-il déjà arrivé qu'une personne rencontrée sur un site ou une appli de rencontre ne vous donne plus de nouvelles...?"

The source adds the following information: "échantillon de 1,031 personnes s'étant déjà inscrites sur un site de rencontre, extrait d'un échantillon national représentatif de 2,523 personnes agées de 18 ans et plus."

The source adds the following information: "Base: personnes ayant déjà échangé avec une personne via un site ou une appli de rencontre"

**Ghosting: to end suddenly and without explanation all communications

Submarining: to stop communications with someone and reappear after some time without reason nor explanation

Mosting: to break off contact with no explanation, even after having shown interest in a serious relationship

Orbiting: to break off contact with no explanation but continue to follow the activity of the other person on social networks

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