The five day window doesn’t apply in real-life dating, as the timings are a little different.
When you match online, you tend to chat every day after the initial right swipe, whereas real-life dating is more spaced out.
Some might argue, in fact, that ghosting after five days chatting on a dating app isn’t ghosting, as you don’t really owe someone a breakup if you’ve only chatting for a few days. If you’ve exchanged a few heys and byes before they disappear without a trace, it’s not really an issue.
If you’ve had a whirlwind messaging romance and then they ditch you five days in, that’s a bit rubbish.
Apparently, our friend Betsy thinks the way to “solve” these sexual assault claims is through monitored mediation between the the victim and the accused (um, what?