#1 Ghosting -BOO
The ghosting in this context has nothing to do with the 1990’s Patrick Swayze’s Ghost movie where he returns as a ghost and makes clay-pots with his girl. Nope not this kind. It is believed that this is a defining millennial act. Rather then explaining in a series of text messages that they are no longer sticking around or interested, the ghoster simply puts down the phablet and is never heard from again. Yes it is sad but it is used by both sexes equally and approximately 50% of online daters reported this happening to them.
#2 Slow Fading
You guessed it! It is closely related to ghosting but more and/ or less humane which totally boils down to your framework of morality. Slow faders are always on the lip of availability. I mean they’re always busy, with other people? Of course not! Why would they lie to you? *coughs* They’re always “just” doing some other thing with some other person in some other place but “hang soon yeah?”.They’re likely to use the most inexcusable excuse, “work”, to keep you on the cusp of their radar until the signal fades out. Shocker.
Poor soul- lost at sea with infinite choices the modern world has given them. But being “nice” though can be rather tiring I presume. On a brink of a breakdown if they don’t solve some of that cognitive dissonance.
#3 Cuffing Season
This is all about hooking up, where one is propositioned to shack up with whoever is around between October and mid-November. Picture that! A warm,comfy, snugly pillow in human form just for you. Cuffing season is usually when everyone gets sloppy in hitting the bar to find a date but decides to stick with anyone within their radius for some good old action. The dating app: Hinge polled their users and discovered that men were 15% more likely to be looking for a relationship in winter. However cuffing season, has also become a self-fulfilling prophecy in the new-rules era, where people are assumed to have been looking to cuff-up because it is that time of the year.
#4 Deep Like
How would your crush know that you are into him or her? By simply going lurking through their old social media post and liking it. Think Instagram and Facebook or even re-tweeting old tweets. A rather useful tool because while it is happening on what is technically a “public” forum, not even dearest friends would go back to re-read that ancient crap online. Yet this old notification will pop up immediately on your feed. Ain’t that sweet? Ha-ha probably not if you’re running for public office-do clear that junk up.
Still with me? We’ve gone through 4 out of 8 of these dating lingos and another 4 more to go through. Does any of the following resemble what you are dealing with right now? I hope not!