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There are plenty of ways to meet people nowadays, through friends, at work, at clubs, or on an array of apps. But just as there are many ways to find happiness, there are many ways to be hurt, too.
Never has this been more obvious than in the world of dating — particularly through the various dating apps on the market. Because of the constant rules and games to keep up with, it can feel harder than ever to find someone to settle down with.
There are a lot of lists out there on the latest dating trends and terms, so I’ve scoured the internet to find every single one you’re ever likely to come across.
From breadcrumbing to ghosting, love bombing to hoovering, they’re all here.
Hope it helps — it’s rough out there.
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Before you have “the talk” with your new partner about whether you are in an exclusive relationship, you are at risk of being “benched.” Like the sports term, where players are left on the bench as reserves, you might find yourself being someone’s back-up option as they continue to look around. They may come back to you if nobody better comes along, but that doesn’t give one high hopes for the relationship, does it?
“Breadcrumbing” is when somebody seems to be pursuing you, but really they have no intention of being tied down to a relationship. It might be difficult to tell in the early stages, especially if you met online, because you’ll receive a series of texts that suggest they are interested. However, it soon becomes clear that this person has no intention of following through with anything they’ve said. They just like leaving you breadcrumbs, like a trail in Hansel and Gretel, to string you along.
Catch and release
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This technique is favoured by people who love the thrill of the chase. They’ll put all their effort into flirtatious texts, and trying to date you, until they “catch” you. When you finally agree to the date, they immediately lose interest and seek out their next target. The culprit clearly gets something out of it, but for the victim it’s just confusing — and really irritating.
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