The Ghosted Generation

The Ghosted Generation

Anna, Kasia, and Adam, were tired of the endless swiping and constant disappointment of modern dating. With a glimmer of hope, they tried something different and discovered that sometimes, love can be found where you least expect it.

Anna, Kasia, and Adam gathered on the couch, their eyes glued to their phones as they swiped through endless dating apps. The soft glow of their screens illuminated their faces in the dimly lit room. It was Friday night in Warsaw, and they were determined to find love, or at least someone to talk to. Laughter and jokes filled the air as they scrolled through profiles, each one more absurd than the last.

Anna, with her effervescent personality and love for puns, was already feeling the buzz of the wine. For her, being in her twenties was all about embracing the carefree spirit of youth. Meanwhile, Adam, the quiet software developer, had a secret passion for AI-generated limericks. And Kasia, the pragmatic lawyer, was growing increasingly frustrated with the shallow nature of modern dating. After countless swipes, she longed for a deeper connection.

As they continued to swipe through the sea of profiles, their excitement ebbed and flowed. The wine flowed freely, and with every new match, they felt a glimmer of hope. But with each passing minute, their optimism dwindled. Would they ever find someone real in this virtual world? Or were they doomed to be part of the ghosted generation, forever searching for a connection that never materialized?


Anna let out a frustrated sigh as she flicked through yet another profile filled with shirtless selfies. “Why do they bother?” she grumbled, tossing her phone aside.

Kasia nodded in agreement. “It’s so superficial. Like they think a six-pack is all they need to find someone.”

Adam, ever the philosopher, offered a different perspective. “It’s not easy to showcase your true self through a screen. Some people just don’t know how to do it.”

As the night wore on, their fingers swiped faster and faster. They were searching for something more than a mere physical attraction. But as the matches dwindled, a seed of doubt crept in. Was it possible to find real love on a dating app? The room fell into silence, each lost in their own thoughts. But then, with a glint of determination in their eyes, they made a silent vow to keep searching. After all, the journey was half the fun.

Anna was the first to throw in the towel. “I’m done,” she declared, slamming her phone shut. “I’m tired of talking to guys who only want to hook up and then disappear into thin air.”

Kasia gave a knowing nod. “And the ghosting! It’s like they’re suddenly spooked by the thought of getting to know someone.”

Adam let out a heavy sigh. “It’s like nobody wants to invest the time and effort to build a real connection. It’s all about instant gratification and the never-ending search for something better.”

Kasia attempted to lighten the mood. “Hey, don’t give up just yet. Let’s have some more wine and forget about this for a while.” But even the prospect of more wine couldn’t lift their spirits. The three friends sat in silence, each lost in their own thoughts about the dismal state of modern dating. It seemed like the quest for love had become an endless cycle of swipes and matches, with no hope of finding something genuine.


Anna’s phone lit up with a notification, and she let out an exasperated sigh. “Just what I need, another ghost,” she muttered, rolling her eyes. “This guy and I had such a great conversation last week, and now he’s vanished into thin air.”

Kasia nodded in solidarity. “It’s the ghosting epidemic. It’s like common decency doesn’t exist anymore. Is it really that hard to send a simple message saying you’re not interested?”

Adam shared his own experiences. “I’ve been ghosted a few times as well. It’s frustrating, but I guess it’s just the way things are now.”

The three friends lapsed into a contemplative silence, each lost in their own thoughts about the ghosting culture that had taken over modern dating. It was a sad reality, but one they had all come to accept as the norm.


Despite the challenges, the friends refused to give up on their search for love. They continued to swipe and message, holding onto the hope that they would find someone interested in a genuine connection. But as the years went by and the ghosts piled up, their faith began to waver.

As they sat in Anna’s apartment, nursing their disappointment, the friends began to reflect on their struggles.

“I don’t know about you guys, but I’m starting to feel like true love doesn’t exist,” Anna said, scrolling through her barren inbox.

Kasia agreed. “It seems like everyone’s just searching for the next best thing, with no interest in building a real relationship.”

Adam let out a defeated sigh. “Maybe we’re not meant to be in a relationship. Maybe we’re just meant to be alone.”

It was a harsh truth, but one they had all begun to accept as a possibility. They continued to swipe, but with each passing day, their hope dwindled. The ghosted generation was left to wonder if they would ever find what they were looking for.


Anna sat up straight, a determined look in her eyes. “You know what, I’m done with this. I’m tired of swiping and messaging, only to get ghosted by guys who aren’t interested in something real. I’m going to try a different approach.”

Kasia and Adam looked at her in surprise, but they quickly realized that Anna was right. They were all exhausted by the shallow nature of modern dating and the constant disappointment of being ghosted. It was time to try something different.

“How about we start with a threesome?” Anna suggested. “We have all we need between the three of us.”

“Great idea,” Kasia agreed, smiling. “Adam, are you up for it?”

“Why not?” Adam shrugged. “It’s better than getting ghosted again.”

And so, they went ahead with the threesome. Then they cooked together and shared stories late into the night. As they sat around the table, they realized that they didn’t need dating apps to find love. They just needed each other and the courage to take a chance.

When the night ended, they deleted their dating apps with a sense of renewed hope. They made a pact to start approaching people in real life and to take things slow. It was a risky move, but they were determined to find love the old-fashioned way. The ghosted generation was ready to take on the challenge, one dinner party at a time.

This short story was written using Open AI Chatbot. All images were generated using DALL.E 2 (Open AI)