Weird dating trends
The landscape of technology is constantly changing, which means so are many aspects of our lives. Before dating sites came along in the mid-1990s, most people were meeting their partners through friends, work, or classified ads in the newspaper.Today, there are millions of people on thousands of dating sites looking for their perfect match, whether that’s for a hookup, date, relationship, or marriage.It usually requires charm and smooth talking to slide into someone’s DMs without coming off as a total internet stalker, but it’s a way to chat up someone out of the blue while still getting a sense of who they are (by only internet stalking them). Drafting Season: Drafting season is the counter to cuffing season.During the warm spring and summer months, everyone is brunching outdoors, single and mingling. Friends With Benefits/No Strings Attached: Friends With Benefits (FWB) and No Strings Attached (NSA) are two sides of the same coin.Singles intentionally look to couple up during this period because it provides extra body heat and (hand)cuffing someone to you during the holidays means you don’t have to endure all those awkward family gatherings alone.It begins approximately when pumpkin spice starts its seasonal domination of all things food-related and ends when you dust off the crochet crop tops in preparation for festival season. Cushioning: Cushioning is getting yourself some dating insurance.The concepts of baes and benching aren’t new to love and relationships, but because of social media (and texting, and swiping, and emoji), now they’re camouflaged by strangely innocuous words that make dating culture even harder to navigate.Read on for the slang you need to know if you’re on a quest to find your OTP. Bae: Bae refers to your girlfriend, boyfriend, partner, significant other, or object of desire — whether real, in progress, or aspirational.
Did a couple ever sleep break up and then the next morning find all their shared social media photos deleted and think, well, “I guess that’s that”? Cuffing Season: Cuffing season refers to the fall and winter months when the weather outside is frightful and cuddling inside is delightful.
”), teasing you with the fact that they’re still thinking about you but not making any effort whatsoever toward a real life date or relationship.
Note to prospective partners: The only time breadcrumbs should be involved is if you’re wandering into the woods toward a house made of candy or about to make some fried chicken tenders for dinner.
Otherwise, save your carbs for something worthwhile. Conscious Uncoupling: When Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced they were divorcing, they chose to describe it as a “conscious uncoupling” (the term was coined by a psychotherapist prior to that).
It’s basically another way of saying two adults made an adult decision to do something adult.