It occurs when the person you're dating doesn't introduce you to their friends or family, and doesn't post about you on social media. Basically, you're their secret boyfriend or girlfriend, while they feel justified in "stashing" you in the corner, pretending nothing is going on to the outside world, and keeping their options open.
It refers to when someone you've been seeing vanishes without a trace. You could have been dating someone a few days, or a few months, but one day they simply disappear. They don't return your texts, and may even block you to avoid having the break-up conversation with you.
It's cowardly, but depressingly common, especially with a vast array of dating apps at our fingertips. This is called zombie-ing. It's usually a fair amount of time after they disappeared into thin air, and they often act like nothing happened, like a cocky reanimated corpse. An innocuous "hey" might appear on WhatsApp, or something similar to tempt you to reply.
Thanks to social media, the zombie might also try to get back into your life by following you and liking your posts on Instagram and Twitter. They may come back to you if nobody better comes along, but that doesn't give one high hopes for the relationship, does it? 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 annoying.
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.
It refers to when we are with our partner, or on a date, and we keep looking at our phone. However, we're not that good at it yet because studies have shown that it is nearly impossible to focus on your phone and be aware of everything else that is going on around you. Instead of cutting loose, you prepare for the break-up by chatting and flirting with several other people, to cushion the blow when it happens. Why they don't just bite the bullet and initiate the break-up themselves is a mystery.
It refers to instances when a person lures someone into a relationship by pretending to be someone else in an online platform. It has since become a hugely successful show on MTV, where people write in to ask hosts Nev and Max to track down people they are talking to online.
They try and figure out whether the person is being catfished. Catfishes often steal photos from strangers' profiles, and sometimes even create multiple personas to make their stories more believable.
It refers to when you present yourself in an unrealistically positive way on your dating apps — for example, by only using photos which are years out of date or heavily edited, or lying about your age, job, height, and hobbies.
The lies are immediately obvious if you do meet up, so just don't do it. They're not particularly interested in taking things further, but instead of saying so they gradually start to cut ties. First, they stop being as responsive to texts or calls, then they may cancel plans and be unwilling to arrange new ones. Eventually, the communication between the two of you dwindles into nothing without the decency of having a proper conversation. Cuffing season Shutterstock It's September.
That means it's officially Cuffing Season, the period during the Autumn and Winter months where finding a boyfriend or girlfriend is suddenly a lot more appealing. Summer is over, and so are the fun outdoor activities, so a lot more dark evenings will be spent inside watching television, and that's a lot more fun to do when you have company. As a result, people are more willing to couple up and make compromises about who they invite over as a desperate bid not to be lonely.
When an ex starts zombieing when you come home for the holidays, it's known as "Marleying.