She’s not going to curse me out on the phone and hurt my feelings. About four months later, however, I woke up one morning to a “Hey stranger, long time no talk” text sent the night before. “All these very casual ways of reaching out and contacting people, I think it gives [people] permission to say: Hey, the risk is very low.A self-aware zombie might acknowledge that he disappeared, explain and ask for another shot.Hogi’s sister, for example, had been out with a guy a few times; it faded.
Last summer, for example, I was casually seeing someone. (Subtext: I don’t have the courage to end our relationship respectfully, but please help me find a job! ” he wrote, then sent a You Tube video for a song we used to joke around to. About a year ago, the website Prime Mind defined the term: “To be zombied is to have someone you care about disappear from your life altogether only to have them bring a relationship back from the dead with an out-of-the-blue text or interaction on social media.” Francesca Hogi, a dating coach in Brooklyn, says zombie-ing is “incredibly common.” She’s had zombies in her own life, long before there was a name for it. That’s right: Attempting to resurrect a dead relationship is so common that there’s a name for it.ull, sunken eyes; shuffling gate; unintelligible grunts in lieu of crisp conversation…if this sounds like your current boyfriend or girlfriend, take note: you may just be dating a zombie.