If you’re trying to navigate the dating world these days, you need to be aware of some of the current terminology daters are now using, as confusing as it may be.
Lori Bizzoco, a relationship expert and the founder of Cupidspulse.com, says it’s millennials really the ones defining these new terms.
“With the onset of technology and social media when it comes to dating, it’s harder to be in a relationship, so [millennials] want to be able to define what that relationship is,” says BIzzoco.
But even though millennials may be the ones coming up with the new dating lingo, it still benefits every other generation to become familiar with these eight new dating terms:
Breadcrumbing occurs when someone is sending your flirtatious text messages or showing their admiration or affection on social media through likes, comments and direct messages. However, they’re not really asking you out on a date — or maybe they are, but plans are never set in stone, and often get canceled. In essence, they’re just leading you on, says Bizzoco. “I used to call it ‘cookie crumbles’ — you like the taste of a cookie but you’re not getting the whole thing. It’s the same thing with bread crumbing — you’re not getting the full loaf, you’re being led on.”
Ghosting is considered one of the biggest dating trends as of late, with 78 percent of millennials admitting to being ghosted. “Ghosting means you’ve been seeing someone, and then all of a sudden they disappear. The ghosting period is when you haven’t heard from the person you’ve been seeing in a day or two, so you start texting and trying to get a hold of them,” Bizzoco tells FOX News. Meanwhile, a true “ghost” will completely disappear from your life, and then weeks or months later, they reappear with a random text. “If you haven’t been contacted for a week or more, then you’ve been ghosted and you really should cut him or her off.”
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