According to the Urban Dictionary, “ghosting” is defined as, “the act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone the subject is dating, but no longer wishes to date.” However it seems that over in Taiwan, the courts do not look on the practice too fondly in which they decided to grant a woman a divorce after her husband had “ghosted” her by ignoring her text messages.
The husband had apparently been ignoring his wife’s text messages over the course of six months despite reading them, and the court concluded that based on this evidence that it was grounds for divorce. “The defendant did not inquire about the plaintiff, and the information sent by the plaintiff was read but not replied to. The couple’s marriage is beyond repair.”
This is actually an interesting ruling, although not the first of its kind. A couple of months ago, the Delhi High Court in India ruled that the blue ticks on WhatsApp (indicating that a message was read) can act as a proof of receipt for legal documents.